Google Play Games recording is live: you can now become the PewDiePie of Android games

Google Play Games recording is live: you can now become the PewDiePie of Android games
Game streamers have become a huge deal in past years – so huge that neither Google nor Apple could pass them by. With iOS 9, Apple introduced an API, which will allow developers to include a game recording function in their games – one that will blur out notifications and, unfortunately, not allow face cam footage (at least for now). Google went a step further – it launched the YouTube Gaming service – a Twitch competitor and a home for all game-related videos that are ever uploaded to YouTube. And, of course, Android gets streaming capabilities, too.

An update for the Play Games app has started rolling out, offering the new option to record one's gameplay and upload it directly to YouTube Gaming. The feature allows you to use your phone's selfie cam and put your mug in the video for some real-time commentary. To activate the recording, you need to actually start your game from the Play Games app – yeah you need to figure out where you placed that one. If the feature is not yet available for you – just keep checking for updates for the aforementioned app. It should come soon.


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14 Comments

1. XpeRyan25

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

nice! question is , will it affect the quality of the game like the frame rate while recording is on?

7. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I feel safe in saying yes, though most modern phones have more then enough power

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

You mean this faggot from YT?

3. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Yeah...

5. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

He's a one rich "f**got" to be precise. Can't blame him for milking teenagers out of their pocket money.

6. skips

Posts: 480; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

umm he gets money mainly off youtube, not teenager wallets, also he is giving away quite a bit of money to charity so i dont see whats the problem with him. jealous much? js.

8. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

True though his target audience is teenagers and if they didn't watch him it wouldn't bring him in that much money, it does however.

11. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I'm not jelous. I'd do the same thing if I could. What I meant to say was that he gets his cash from a young audience. He should definitely milk that cow hard. Good thing he supports charity.

14. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

he gets his cash FROM YOUTUBE and "view counts" FROM TEENAGERS get your facts straight buddy These teens dont have to pay him a penny to watch his videos WTH is wrong with these judgy people

4. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

But will it stream automatically to YT gaming or just record the screen, so I could then upload it?

9. paul.k

Posts: 294; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Record -> trim video (manual process) -> upload

10. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Nah, Pewdiepie will be the Pewdiepie of Android games.

12. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Pewdiepie sucks.. So many other better Youtubers are out there

13. darealist

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

No good games on mobile devices worth streaming... And nobody will watch decade old GTA ports either.

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