YouTube Gaming is no longer a standalone device. Instead, YouTube Gaming is incorporated into YouTube itself, with the app and site disappearing. This is designed to bring the entire YouTube gaming community together in one place.
A Brief History of YouTube Games
In 2015, YouTube launched YouTube games. This was a standalone website spun from YouTube and was dedicated to video games and players. YouTube Gaming was launched in response to Twitch's successwho had made games for a spectator sport.
In 2018, YouTube announced that YouTube Gaming was coming home with plans to roll YouTube Gaming into the main YouTube app. And it happens now, with the YouTube Gaming app and the site turned off completely on May 30, 2019.
YouTube games become part of the YouTube
The YouTube game app has already been removed from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Any subscriptions you had on the YouTube Gaming app should also have been moved to YouTube. If not, visit the subscription manager.
The final piece of the puzzle is set in place on May 30, 2019. This is when the YouTube Gaming app and dedicated website are both completely turned off. That means you will be led to the new gaming goal on YouTube itself.
Since games now live at https://t.co/Kue7k65etb, the old Gaming app goes away on May 30!
If you subscribed to channels in the Gaming app, they will automatically be moved to the YouTube sub-feed on May 14th.
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If you are currently a member of some channels on YouTube Gaming, your membership will be transferred. It is unless the channel or channels you are a member of no longer have membership enabled, as your membership is automatically canceled.
If you only use YouTube for game content, unfortunately there is no way to make the Play website by default either on YouTube or in the app. Instead, you need to bookmark YouTube.com/Gaming in the browser you want.
YouTube understands the appeal of gaming
The conclusion of YouTube Gaming should not be seen as a mistake on YouTube. On the contrary, it shows how important game-related content is on YouTube. Therefore, the company does not want the YouTube Gaming community to split into two apps.
Although it is difficult for older generations to understand the appeals to see other people playing video games, this hobby is here to stay. In fact, live streaming is one of the best ways to make money playing video gamesso it would be scary to scoff.
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