youtube-gamingEarlier this year Google unveiled its new YouTube Gaming service to rival Amazon-owned video game streaming site Twitch after several months of speculation. Today, Google has released the version of the YouTube Gaming app for Android, albeit in an early “Creator Preview” form. The changelog of the app reveals that the app is capable of many of the features previously announced.

With YouTube Gaming on Android, users can watch videos covering more than 25,000 games and also watch live streams. While watching live streams, users can chat with other gamers and see reviews of popular games. YouTube Gaming will also recommend videos based on games in which users have showed interest. As far as the apps interface goes, users can browse dedicated pages for every game, as well as specific publisher and gamer channels. There are also category pages for topics such a reviews, let’s plays, and eSports.

YouTube gaming for Android includes support for live stream notifications and will also include live streams of events such as E3, Pax, and Gamescom. The APK for YouTube Gaming is available now on APKMirror and is slowly rolling out to the Play Store. The full changelog/description is below:

YouTube Gaming keeps you connected to the games, players, and culture that matter to you. Featuring videos and live streams with chat — including reviews, speedruns, trailers, and more from your favorite gamers and publishers — you can explore the games you care about more deeply than ever before.
With videos covering Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, League of Legends, Call of Duty, Garry’s Mod, and tens of thousands more, it’s all on YouTube Gaming.

VIDEOS AND LIVE STREAMS ALL IN ONE PLACE • Watch videos from more than 25,000 games • Experience live streams while chatting with other gamers • Get recommended videos based on games you love

A DESIGN BUILT FOR GAMERS • Browse dedicated pages for every game, as well as publisher and gamer channels • Explore categories from reviews to let’s plays, machinima, eSports, and more • Favorite games and subscribe to channels for updates and easy access

THE BIGGEST GAMING COMMUNITY • Receive live-stream notifications to keep up with the action • Join a community of publishers and gamers over 100 million strong • Tune in to live streams of events like E3, Pax, and Gamescom

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