YouTube Gaming app is shutting down in March, moving to a web portal

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There’s a new place to watch all of your favorite gaming YouTubers.

Back in 2015, Google launched its YouTube Gaming app to give gamers their own platform for separate features like Game Pages, Super Chat, and Channel Memberships. Since then, many of those features made their way to YouTube as a whole, and it seems as though YouTube Gaming no longer needs its own standalone app.

The YouTube Gaming app will be shutting down as of March 2019, but that doesn’t mean the entire platform is going away. Instead, YouTube Gaming is moving to its own site starting today at youtube.com/gaming. Google says that while it has a strong audience on the YouTube Gaming app, it can reach an even larger audience directly on YouTube, with over 200 million gamers and 50 billion hours of gaming content in the last year.

At the new YouTube Gaming webpage, you can search and sort by particular games to find related videos, ongoing live streams, and other games from the developer. You can also subscribe to specific games, and YouTube Gaming highlights creators on the rise to help boost new and existing channels.

Of course, there’s the standard fare of discovery features we’re all used to, as well; trending videos, upcoming live streams, and recommended videos all populate the home feed, along with any gaming-related videos from channels you already subscribe to on YouTube.

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September 18, 2018 at 01:31PM