You can now Capture and Publish your Android Gameplay on YouTube
Google today announced that it’s adding new video-uploading capability to its Google Play Games app. The feature will allow players to record Android gameplay, alongside video commentary, and publish it directly to YouTube. It will go live first in the Us and UK, with support in more countries coming soon after.
According to Google, every month, more than 144 billion minutes of gaming videos and live streams are watched on YouTube. The new feature is aimed to increase the amount of video game-related content housed on YouTube.
While Google now has a standalone app and site focused on video game related content called the YouTube Gaming, the recent addition to the Play Games app makes it even easier for novices who just want to record then share their gameplay.
To use the new feature, you select the game they want to play from the Play Games, then tap the record button. You can capture your gameplay in 720p or 480p, and choose to add video of yourself and commentary via your device’s front facing camera and microphone. When you’re done recording, you can quickly edit and upload your video to YouTube.
The search giant is also planning to introduce the live streaming support for the Play Games app in the future.
Google considers the new recording tool “a complementary feature” to YouTube Gaming. A Google spokesperson told The Verge:
Our end goal is to make recording and live-streaming capabilities ubiquitous on the platform, so that whether you are in the Play Games app or YouTube Gaming app, you will have instant access to that capability.