Youtube is all set to launch its own dedicated gaming website dubbed ‘YouTube Gaming’ on Wednesday.
The gaming dedicated app and website focuses exclusively on gaming content. The new gaming portal includes more than 25,000 game pages and channels and provides users personalized gaming recommendations based on the games and channels they follow. The service also curates live-streams from thousands of gaming-related channels.
YouTube Gaming uses HTML5 technology to stream content. It also allows streamers to use a “DVR Mode.” DVR Mode allows gamers to buffer last four hours of a stream and play it at a later time.
YouTube has been beta-testing the service with several thousand users for the last several months.
Gaming is among the most popular video-content categories on the Web. It is second only to music, and the top channel on all of YouTube is the screaming game player the Felix Kjelberg, aka PewDiePie, who has amassed close to 39 million subscribers.
Commenting on the launch, Frank Petterson, YouTube engineering manager, said YouTube gaming will bring users closer to the games, gamers, and culture that matter to them.
He said he believes that gaming will now become better together. Petterson said that users’ peers make them better gamers, and games are made better by the communities that surround them.
The new YouTube Gaming service will be launched on Web on YouTube’s new Gaming website. The Android and iOS clients will be rolled out in the UK and USA on Wednesday, with other countries getting the support soon.