Google first introduced late final yr that it might sundown the standalone YouTube Gaming app in 2019. Because the firm had determined to maneuver the options of the app, it didn’t make any sense to maintain the standalone model round for for much longer. The corporate had initially stated that the shutdown would happen in March however it has now confirmed that the app shall be eliminated on Might 30th.
YouTube Gaming was launched in 2015 to be able to compete with the rising recognition of Twitch. YouTube was probably the greatest platforms for gaming content material earlier than the likes of Twitch grew to become standard so at that cut-off date it did make sense to have a standalone service.
Its recognition has gone down since then which satisfied Google that it was not essential to preserve a standalone app. The corporate determined emigrate the app’s options to its most important YouTube app below a separate Gaming part. Viewers can discover standard uploads, dwell streams, and different gaming-related content material on this devoted part.
YouTube Gaming customers solely have a number of days now earlier than the app bites the mud for good. That’s when they are going to be compelled to entry the options in the principle app’s gaming part. The devoted part can be accessed on desktop at youtube.com/gaming.
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