YouTube launched their answer to the popular video streaming app Twitch a few month back when they launched their own Game Streaming service. Thanks to this service users could stream their games from their PCs and also tune in for live streams. This feature however wasn't available for mobile gaming!
Apparently it seems like YouTube engineers have understood their mistake. Today, the Google company launched their Game Streaming service for their own Android OS. And guess what they chose the best destination possible to launch their new service - Japan! As you may be aware that Japan has always been popular for their prowess in the gaming and cartoon industry.
At the Tokyo Gaming show in the country, officials from YouTube quoted that Japan will in fact be the next country where the YouTube gaming app will be launched.
"Japan's mobile games define its gaming culture, far more so than in other countries. This trend shows there's a real need for gamers to easily share what's on their screen with the gaming community," explains Ryan Wyatt, global head of YouTube Gaming.
Despite the announcement, YouTube is yet to give further details regarding their Game Streaming service for Android. Expect the company to come up with more new within a few weeks. One thing is for sure though, Twitch is surely in for some stiff competition. With YouTube entering game streaming for Android Mobile, it would be really interesting to see how Twitch responds. Added features and smoothness of streaming will win the game for either of these companies.