YouTube Gaming

Major Twitch streamer Ludwig signs exclusivity deal with YouTube Gaming

Record-breaking Twitch streamer Ludwig Ahgren has signed a deal to exclusively broadcast on YouTube’s Gaming platform. The streamer is best known for his ‘subathon’ where he live broadcast without stopping for a month, during which he increased his paid subscriber count to a record 283,066 subscribers paying at least US$5.  On YouTube, Ludwig already has […]

YouTube adds HDR for livestreaming while YouTube Gaming sees biggest ever year

Google-owned video platform YouTube has enabled HDR for live streaming. High-dynamic range has been available to creators since 2016, but this was limited to pre-recorded content. Capitalising on the emergence of live streaming over the past 12 months, YouTube will allow any creator using a supported encoder to stream in the higher fidelity. Supported encoders […]

YouTube: 200m people watch gaming videos each day

More than 200 million people come to YouTube every day to watch gaming videos and streams, the equivalent of the entire population of Brazil, according to company stats. YouTube revealed the figure this week as it launched a new YouTube Gaming experience, which in March next year will replace the dedicated YouTube Gaming app that […]

YouTube shuts down paid channels, launches sponsorships

YouTube has ended its 2013-launched paid channels initiative and has instead introduced sponsorships in a bid to help content creators make money from the site. Announcing the move, YouTube said that paid channels – a scheme that allowed content owners to charge a monthly subscription fee for access to videos – had “never achieved popularity”. […]

YouTube expands Gaming service to Ireland, Canada, Australia

YouTube 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 […]

YouTube Gaming goes live

YouTube has rolled out its dedicated YouTube Gaming video service in the UK and US, in a move that puts it head-to-head with Amazon-owned rival Twitch. YouTube Gaming offers gaming videos and live streams of videogame play and is available on the site or as dedicated apps for Android and iOS devices. YouTube said […]

YouTube takes on Twitch with YouTube Gaming

YouTube is launching a new app and website dedicated to video game-related content, in a move that will see it take on Amazon-owned gaming site Twitch. YouTube Gaming will launch this summer in the UK and US, will feature game-related videos and live streams of users playing video games, and marks an attempt by YouTube […]