YouTube Gaming, the mobile app and website built by Youtube for gamers, has been launched in the Philippines to cater to the growing gaming community.
A statement from Google, parent company of YouTube, said hundreds of millions of gamers watch billions of hours of gaming content on YouTube every month, and people are spending 60% more time watching gaming videos this year versus last year
?Currently, gaming channels are 20 of the top 100 most subscribed channels in the world. More than half of gaming views on YouTube gaming views are on mobile devices,? the company said.
?YouTube Gaming provides a dedicated place to explore gaming content, making it easier to find and watch gaming videos and live streams on YouTube, as well as to engage with the community,? it added.
Accordinf to Google, the YouTube Gaming app is also available on Android and iOS in the Philippines and features:
? A UI that puts gaming front and center, so gamers can search and browse by games as well by publisher and gamer channels.
? YouTube Gaming brings together over 25,000 games.
? Experience live streams while chatting with other gamers, and receive notifications to keep up with the action
? Android only: live stream directly from mobile phone ? just push a button and you?re live, using your front-facing camera