YouTube Gaming for iOS was first launched last summer in the U.S., but as of today it’s now available for Canadians in the App Store, along with users in Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland.
The app is “built for gamers” as it essentially curates videos and live streams from your favourite games, channels and players. A recent update improved navigation to add a dedicated ‘Live’ tab on the homepage. YouTube Gaming is the company’s plan to take on existing gaming streaming platform Twitch.
Watching people play video games is almost becoming more popular than gaming itself. “PewDiePie”, known as Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, is YouTube’s most-subscribed channel with 42 million, while total views have topped 11 billion, taking the “Let’s Play” phenomenon to a new level.
Click here to download YouTube Gaming for iOS in the App Store.