YouTube Gaming closes: its services are integrated into the general platform
The official YouTube blog has informed the general public of the YouTube Gaming shutdown. Both the independent web page and the independent app become integrated in the general services, in a search to attract more public. And, despite the success of the video platform as a home for videos with content related to video games, the truth is that YouTube Gaming has not had the success that was expected, and since Google they consider that it was only confusing potential users.
Not that enough has not been invested, since YouTube Gaming I received news quite frequently. However, the user base was not enough, and there was simply no real way to check whether or not each new tool worked. Therefore, the decision has been made to integrate everything in one place, in the hope that people will start using all these tools and that the resources invested will begin to pay off.
How to access YouTube Gaming from the main app
So, YouTube Gaming is now inside the main app of Youtube. But how is it accessed? It’s pretty straightforward. Open the app Youtube and access the tab Trends. In the categories in the upper area you will see the option to Games and, once you enter, you will see a notice in the upper area indicating that the experience has changed. Press the blue button Start and you will be in the new home of YouTube Gaming.
From here, it is simply to investigate this new space. From the official note they highlight the possibility of subscribing to games to keep up to date with their content, or watch live broadcasts like on Twitch. A category that is currently exclusive to the United States is On the rise, a way to highlight new youtubers who deserve more attention. This is accomplished using an algorithm and hand pick, so they can’t implement it globally yet. You will also see in this category videos from the channels to which you are already subscribed with a video game theme.