As many already know, YouTube Gaming is the official implementation of Youtube created both for broadcasting live video, to see streamings. It was a YouTube application dedicated to the world of video games, and we say “tried” because, unfortunately, the YouTube Gaming application closes.
On May 30, the YouTube video game streaming application closes. But don’t worry, gameplays and video game videos will still have a place on YouTube in a section on the main YouTube page.
Is YouTube Gaming shutting down due to Twitch?
Regardless of the YouTube web service, YouTube Gaming had its own app, which can no longer be downloaded from any of the stores. Google has justified the decision with the intention of concentrating its efforts on video games throughout YouTube, in this way they intend to strengthen the YouTube gaming community globally and not only from the YouTube Gaming application.
From now on, and after a migration of YouTube gaming channels and content to the main YouTube application, we can find gameplays and video game videos in the “Video Games” tab.
But, the truth is that many users wonder if this decision was made as a result of the rise of Twitch as a platform for streaming video games. And they are not unfounded doubts. The truth is that we ourselves could see how YouTube is surveying its content creators about their vision and satisfaction with their services. Among these questions, in addition, the creators of content related to video games were asked what they believed was the best platform at present to publish their content, with Twitch being among the main answers.
Whether it was a decision made due to the popularity of Twitch or not, the truth is that YouTube recognizes that it is a clear (and strong) competitor at the moment. So YouTube should focus on taking care of its creators by providing them with the necessary tools and rewards for their work. Do not you think?
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