YouTube Gaming

Play games with others who use the site

4.0

77 Votes

  • Category Video
  • Program license Free
  • Version 1.91.30.2
  • Size 17 MB
  • Works under: Android
  • Program available in English
  • Content rating Teen
  • Package name com.google.android.apps.youtube.gaming
  • Program by Google Inc.
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Youtube Gaming, an app that connects you with the players, games and cultures of video games, features live streams and videos with chat. You can also view let's plays, speedruns, reviews, trailers and more from your favorite publishers and gamers. You will explore the games and watch videos of the most popular titles like Grand Theft Auto, Minecraft, Call of Duty, League of Legends, Garry's Mod and Battlefield 4. Enjoy thousands of videos on the Youtube Gaming app.

Up until this app's creation, you could only watch the streams from specific groups of gamers, but this feature now focuses the limelight on you. You can even broadcast your Android games on Youtube and share what your camera phone records. The mobile version was designed to capture the games live. You also have a radial menu where you can stop and restart the broadcasts. You can also activate and deactivate videos, sounds and ambient noises. You can choose to record the video locally or you can direct stream it.

Before you start, you will need a WiFi connection. The video broadcasts in 720p, and you will need unlimited data because this eats up a good amount of data. After that, it asks for your permission to access Google and whether you want to associate it with a Google+ account. Once you have finished, you select the app you want to broadcast and start transmitting. You will pick up a link to share with Twitter and other places. The viewers will see a window with a Youtube steam, and it will materialize when the channel starts streaming.

Pros

  • Watch gamers play your favorite titles
  • Stream and bask in the limelight
  • Record the video or direct stream it

Cons

  • Videos broadcasts in 720p and can devour all your data fast

• Under the hood chat tweaks

• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access approximate location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.
  • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access precise location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION.
  • CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
  • READ_CONTACTS: Allows an application to read the user's contacts data.
  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • RECORD_AUDIO: Allows an application to record audio.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • GET_PACKAGE_SIZE: Allows an application to find out the space used by any package.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other apps. Very few apps should use this permission; these windows are intended for system-level interaction with the user.
  • VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS
  • com.google.android.apps.youtube.gaming.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
  • com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
  • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
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