YouTube Gaming comes to New Zealand

Super Mario may be an oldie but a goodie—but the new Super Mario Maker has won me over. As a relatively new fan, I’ve been eager to watch let’s plays, walkthroughs, and speedruns on YouTube to dig deeper and learn from others. (Oh, and I’m loving the fan-made music tributes too.) As the top video destination for gaming content, YouTube is a place where I can connect with and learn from an incredible and innovative community around my favourite games.

YouTube Gaming in New Zealand
Today, we’re making the YouTube Gaming mobile app available on iOS and Android in New Zealand. YouTube Gaming is an app that keeps you connected to the games, players, and culture that matter to you, with videos, live streams, and the biggest community of gamers on the web—all in one place. We launched YouTube Gaming in the U.S. and U.K. last August, and today we’re inviting new players in Australia and New Zealand to join us.
Finding videos of the games you love
YouTube Gaming helps you find your favourite games and gamers, with more videos than anywhere else. We automatically pull in all gaming-related videos and live streams from YouTube to YouTube Gaming. From “Asteroids” to “Zelda,” more than 25,000 games will each have their own page, a single place for all the best videos and live streams about that title. You’ll also find channels from a wide array of game publishers and YouTube creators.

Keeping up with these games and channels is super easy, too. Add a game to your collection for quick access whenever you want to check up on the latest videos, or subscribe to a channel to get a notification as soon as they start a live stream.

Uncover new favourites with recommendations based on the games and channels you love. And when you want something specific, you can search with confidence, knowing that typing “call” will show you “Call of Duty” and not “Call Me Maybe.”

Top gamer Lachlan - Minecraft & More’s channel and the live chat feature on the YouTube Gaming app on mobile, tablet, and desktop

Live streams and mobile gameplay
We know live streams bring the gaming community closer together, so we’ve created a dedicated destination for them within YouTube Gaming. On Android, we’ve also made it simpler to broadcast your gameplay to YouTube. You can now record and live stream mobile gameplay on-the-go directly from Android devices using Mobile Capture in YouTube Gaming. You don’t need any additional hardware or software—just tap Go Live in the YouTube Gaming app, turn on your selfie cam and record your commentary with your phone’s microphone.

We hope you enjoy trying out the new YouTube Gaming app, and look forward to watching and playing more together.