Gaming on YouTube is moving to a new home.
The Google-owned video sharing website has launched a new gaming hub where users browse uploaded videos and live stream gaming content.
Unfortunately, this spells the end for the YouTube Gaming app. Google is discontinuing its standalone application after three years.
“We have a strong and vibrant audience on the YouTube Gaming app, but the amount of gamers we are able to reach is far bigger on YouTube,” Christina Chen (YouTube Director of Product Management) wrote in a blog post.
“That’s why, in March 2019, we’ll retire the YouTube Gaming app and focus all of our gaming efforts on YouTube where we can reach our entire gaming community.”
The new gaming hub on YouTube will feature the top live games of the moment, the top live streams, videos from user subscriptions, trending content, and other personalized content based what users often watch.
YouTube will also put the spotlight on smaller creators each week via a new feature called “On The Rise”.
The gaming hub should make it easier to find content related to specific titles with the new game pages.
The company said there are “tens of thousands of different game pages” for titles big and small on the platform.
Gaming content is popular on YouTube.
More than 200 million logged-in users watch gaming videos on YouTube every day, according to Google.
In the last 12 months alone, YouTube users have watched more than 50 billion hours of gaming content.