Google has taken additional steps to take on Twitch as the place to stream with the release of YouTube Gaming. The service takes the form of a new app and website which will start to become available in the US and UK this summer.
Product manager Alan Joyce said
Today, the gaming world is much more diverse than the one I grew up with, and the community has created new formats that have made gaming more collaborative and interactive
YouTube Live has existed for a while but the service hasn’t really taken off like Twitch did, partly due to the multiple hoops you have to jump through to stream to the site.
Twitch didn’t back down from the challenge of a new arrival and Tweeted in response to YouTube Gaming
— Twitch (@Twitch) June 12, 2015