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YouTube expands Gaming service to Ireland, Canada, Australia

YouTube_gamingYouTube has expanded the reach of its dedicated YouTube Gaming video offering, rolling out the service’s iOS and Android apps to Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

YouTube also announced a number of new design features for the service, which it said would make it easier for users to find and watch videos and live streams.

These include a simplified homepage with no sidebars, new pages for users to manage their games and channels and a new dedicated ‘live’ tab on the homescreen.

YouTube first launched YouTube Gaming in the UK and US last August, going head-to-head with Amazon-owned video platform and community for videogame enthusiasts, Twitch.

YouTube added mobile capture for YouTube Gaming in October, allowing users to record and live-stream mobile gameplay direct from Android devices.