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David Mudd

Facebook: Facebook To Compete With Twitch And YouTube With It’s Gaming App

As everyone glued to homes, there is a wide range of viewers for Twitch and YouTube for online live-streaming video games. Now, Facebook also joined in the list, releasing the “Gaming App” on play store TODAY. Yes, the app will stream on Playstore from 20th April 2020.

As of the New York Times reports, about the release of the app and the iOS version get on race once “Apple approves them.” While Facebook’s latest foray into the $160 billion gaming industry was originally set to debut in June, the company decided to bump up its release date after noticing “a big rise in gaming during quarantine,” Fidji Simo, head of the Facebook Gaming app, told the Times.

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Facebook: Gaming App On Playstore (Today; 20-04-2020)

As of Facebook, the app is streaming on 20th April. “Investing in gaming, in general, has become a priority for us. Because we see gaming as a form of entertainment that connects people,” Simo said. “It’s entertainment that’s not just a form of passive consumption but entertainment that is interactive and brings people together.” Simo.  (Head of Facebook gaming app)

But, at present, you can watch games on Facebook, but it makes difficult too and never compete with professional websites. According to Streamlabs, Facebook Gaming is number three in total hours watched after Google’s YouTube Gaming and Amazon’s Twitch. But still, the app is behind Amazon’s Twitch, as the Twitch provides much watchable content and holds 121.4 million hours.

How To Start Streaming

Well, only you need to simply click

“Go Live” button that “lets users upload streams of other mobile games on the same device by pressing just a few buttons,” per the report. Mostly, other platforms require additional third-party software to stream mobile games.

The Facebook vice president for gaming, Vivek Sharma, told the Times

“We don’t want to be the background window in a Chrome tab while someone is doing their homework or doing something else.”


“With mobile, if you have the app open and you’re using the app, it’s in the foreground. You can’t do anything else on your mobile phone, and that is extremely powerful.”

The gaming app provides zero advertisements, with a “stars” system, where Twitch uses “bits”.