Google to shut down YouTube Gaming app on May 30

Google to shut down YouTube Gaming app on May 30
Google announced last year that the YouTube Gaming app will go away at the end of March. However, for reasons that elude us, Google has decided to prolong YouTube Gaming's life for two more months.

Today, the Mountain View company announced that it will shut down the YouTube Gaming app on May 30. Since we're so close to the deadline, we doubt that Google will further delay the closure of the app.


If you're using YouTube Gaming app on a regular basis, then you should know that Google plans to merge it with the standard YouTube platform. After May 30, all YouTube Gaming visitors will be directed to a new channel for games on the may YouTube website.

Unfortunately, any content that you might have saved or viewed on the YouTube Gaming will be gone after May 30, as Google announced that it's not possible to transfer games between platforms.

According to YouTube, the merger of the two platforms will allow the company “to build a stronger home for the gaming community” on YouTube, not just the YouTube Gaming app. In other words, YouTube is putting all the eggs in one basket to better compete with the likes of Twitch.

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3 Comments

1. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Not sure why they couldn't just merge the content from the gaming app to YouTube? Looks like it's just YouTube but it only displays gaming videos. Should be an easy transition.

2. Valdomero

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I never used Youtube Gaming to watch gaming videos, I used regular Youtube to watch gaming videos, maybe that's why they're pulling the life support from Youtube Gaming, nobody uses it.

3. JRPG_Guy

Posts: 150; Member since: Jan 13, 2019

Google killing services again?

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