Google Pulls the Plug on YouTube Gaming

Posted on May 28, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Google with 3 Comments

Google is pulling the plug on YouTube Gaming later this month. On May 30, YouTube Gaming apps will stop working and the company is asking users to move to its regular YouTube apps, as noted by 9to5Google.

YouTube previously announced it will be shutting down its Gaming counterpart, and even launched a separate page where users can get a feed of gaming content from around YouTube based on their watching history and preferences. So you can still get all your gaming content on YouTube, but in a stripped down experience.

As Google is now shutting down YouTube Gaming, the company is warning users on its apps, asking them to move to the regular YouTube:

The YouTube Gaming app will go away on May 30, but you’ll be able to find all of your favorite gaming videos in the YouTube main app at Learn more about Gaming on YouTube here.

One of the highlight features of YouTube Gaming was the dark mode, but now that regular YouTube apps have a dark mode as well, the viewing experience is almost about the same.

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Comments (3)

3 responses to “Google Pulls the Plug on YouTube Gaming”

  1. dontbe evil

    one more google service to shutdown, long list in few months... ah but it's not MS, so nobody complains

  2. codymesh

    Google showing their commitment to gaming with Stadia....and shutting down Youtube Gaming

  3. Lordbaal

    So they are not ending it, they are only getting rid of the app.