YouTube Gaming adds mobile play streaming
The new application lets people stream from Android-powered gadgets, tapping into cameras to display players’ faces in small frames on screens with game play.
“Every day, games are played while waiting for the bus, riding the subway, or lounging on the couch — but what about live streaming your mobile game-play?” YouTube product manager Barbara Macdonald wrote in a blog post.
“Users can now record and live stream mobile game-play on-the-go directly from Android devices using Mobile Capture on YouTube Gaming.”
It remained to be seen how many people are interested in watching play of casual games that dominate play on smartphones and tablets.
The amount of time spent watching game-related video and live streams of play at YouTube totals more than 144 billion minutes each month, according to the Google-owned service.
YouTube Gaming also improved ways to find and watch videos that might be of interest, or save snippets for later viewing.