Google Inc. announced on Friday that it will launch a new YouTube Gaming app and website that will focus exclusively on video games and the player community.
The service, which will be a rival to Amazon’s Twitch service, will launch this summer, starting in the United States and UK, Reuters cited the company as saying.
More than 25,000 games will each have their own page on the site, bringing videos and live streams about various titles together in a single space.
Users will be able to add games to their collection for quick access, subscribe to channels, and receive recommendations on new games based on the games and channels they follow.
Amazon bought Twitch Interactive last year for US$970 million, beating a rival bid from Google.
YouTube Gaming will available on the web, mobiles and tablets on both Android and iOS operating systems.
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