Android YouTube Gaming live streaming

YouTube Live Broadcast was announced more than a month ago , ready to beat Periscope and Meerkat. For now, the special feature is exclusive to Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5. A few weeks later, Google also introduced that it would be bringing YouTube Gaming as a meta-channel for gamers as we anticipated.

This announcement excited a lot of geeks who’ve been turning to YouTube to watch reviews and gameplays of their favorite games or titles they want to check out. That’s not really surprising because we all know the top earners in the popular video sharing network are game revi ewers if not toy reviewers. Someday soon, Android games will belive streamed from YouTube.  Android devices can soon stream a game live and directly to YouTube where more people can access and watch. This one is especially for Japanese gamers who like to show their games.

A new version of the YouTube Game app will be released a few weeks from now in Japan. Why in this Asian country specifically? Well, the gaming culture is experiencing some changes but all for the good of the industry. Ryan Wyatt head of YouTube’s global gaming said that “Japan’s mobile games define its gaming culture, far more so than in other countries”. “This trend shows there’s a real need for gamers to easily share what’s on their screen with the gaming community, as it happens,” Wyatt further said.

This YouTube Gaming meta channel certainly has a lot of potential given the fact that gamers go to YouTube for related videos. The Amazon-ownedTwitch may be the first video and community for gamers but YouTube definitely has a wider reach. Focusing on Japan as a special market could even make it more popular than expected.



  1. For mobile games, the most popular game is “Tsum Tsum”, a type of matching game. I doubt most of those gamers will upload their videos of that game. The hard-core gamers will probably avoid mobile uploads, too, as they will be playing their games, and not uploading them. Also, live streaming might not be an option, due to the strict data caps and spotty reception (underground, countryside, etc) over here.

    I can’t see this becoming as popular in Japan as everywhere else, to be honest.


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