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YouTube Announces Dedicated Gaming Platform – Gaming.Youtube.Com

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In the last 12 months YouTube’s competitors (or wannabe competitors) have been announcing and launching features almost weekly, that aim to knock YouTube off of it’s throne as king of short form video.

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Vessel launched it’s new platform back in March to much fanfare, Facebook has totally side-lined YouTube video on it’s platform in order to promote it’s native player and it looks like Twitter will follow suit. This doesn’t even take into account that work behind the scenes by the likes of Spotify, AOL, Hulu and Yahoo.

However I've always been of the opinion that if anyone had the nouse and operational power to rival YouTube it would be Amazon who already power HUGE swathes of the internet (including Netflix and Spotify no less).

They quietly tested with short form video in July of last year but their biggest warning shot came in August when they purchased Gaming streaming Platform Twitch for just shy of a Billion dollars.

It was time for YouTube to take notice. And now they have taken action.

Earlier this week on an official Blog Post, YouTube announced a dedicated Website and App solely for Gaming videos and streams.

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It is set to launch later in the summer and you can currently sign up for updates here but so far the blog post has teased features such as:

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This means two things. Firstly that you're inviting YouTube to promote you due to what you've told it with the settings. Secondly, now that people are dropping by you are converting them from browsers to viewers and subscribers with your professional and attractive channel page.

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