More or less everyone has heard of YouTube, and most people know exactly what it is. This Google-owned video-sharing website has been founded back in 2005, and it’s used by tons of users these days. If you need to track down a funny video, movie trailer, smartphone review or something else, chances are you’ll find it on YouTube. This website has become enormously popular and many people are actually making money off of posting videos on it. YouTube has become home for many vloggers out there, and the amount of available video content is truly staggering.
That being said, you might recall that Google introduced YouTube Gaming back in June in order to compete with Twitch. Well, according to a new report, you’ll soon be able to stream live video to YouTube, which will mainly come in handy when it comes to gaming. According to the source, the update doesn’t really have a release date set at this point, but it will be coming soon along with a Japanese version of the new YouTube Gaming app. As already mentioned, YouTube Gaming was announced a while back, in US and UK, and Japan will be the first country in Asia to get the service. “Japan’s mobile games define its gaming culture, far more so than in other countries. This trend shows there’s a real need for gamers to easily share what’s on their screen with the gaming community, as it happens,” said Ryan Wyatt, YouTube’s global gaming head.
This announcement was actually made during the first day of Tokyo Game Show by the way, and it’s very much official. It will certainly going to be interesting to see how will YouTube compare to Twitch, and will it be able to compete. Twitch is owned by Amazon and has quite a significant head start in this area, but YouTube should never be underestimated, of course. It seems like YouTube will put their focus on some ‘fresh’ regions, and will make a push for the Japanese market in order to gain following. Gaming is huge in Japan, in case you didn’t know, and this will surely be an interesting battle we’ll witness in the future.