YouTube is a place you go when you want to watch music videos, comedy, pranks, and all kinds of other stuff. Twitch on the other hand is somewhere you might go if you are interested in watching gamers play games live. However it looks like Twitch has a new competitor as Google’s YouTube Gaming has been officially launched.
Yesterday when we brought word that the service would be launching today, the site basically told us to come back again, but if you were to surf on over to YouTube Gaming today, you will be greeted by a bunch of different videos and streams that you can tune into. For the most part it reminds us of Twitch.
Viewers will be able to watch streams and chat at the same time, and as we mentioned yesterday, YouTube has promised that they would offer up 60fps streaming so if video quality is a huge concern of yours, then this might be a pretty good feature. If livestreaming videos isn’t your thing, YouTube Gaming also has pre-recorded videos that are dedicated to gaming that users can check out as well.
There is also a YouTube Gaming app for both Android and iOS devices. So far we have to admit that we are pretty impressed with how YouTube Gaming handles. However the inevitable question is whether or not it will be good enough to become the new standard of livestreaming, or if at the end of the day users will just return to Twitch once the novelty has worn off, but what say you?