Frequently asked questions about YouTube Gaming
Your channel on YouTube Gaming is the same as on the main YouTube app/site. You’ll sign in to YouTube Gaming with the same Google Account that you use for YouTube.
If you’re a creator, you’ll notice that your channel’s appearance looks different, with a different interface for how your uploads, live archives, and video sections are organized. Learn more about how the channel interface works.
YouTube Gaming filters videos from YouTube to give you the best experience for watching gaming videos. You’ll find everything that’s in YouTube Gaming on the main YouTube app/site, but only gaming content on YouTube Gaming.
Upload videos to YouTube. If your video is gaming related, it will appear in YouTube Gaming.
It will appear on your channel page, but not anywhere else on YouTube Gaming.
To livestream on YouTube Gaming, just start a stream from the main YouTube site (your stream will appear on in both main YouTube and YouTube Gaming).
Streaming is fast and easy on YouTube. Learn how to get started in this guide.
From March 20-23, we merged the subscriptions from YouTube and YouTube Gaming for some users.
If the list of channels in your YouTube subscriptions and YouTube Gaming subscriptions is the same, you may be in this group of users.
In that case, when you subscribe to a channel on YouTube, you'll see that subscription in YouTube Gaming (and vice versa). Videos and posts from channels you've subscribed to in the YouTube Gaming app will show up in your YouTube Subs feed like any other channel you'e subscribed to. Your YouTube Gaming homepage and subscriptions feed will remain focused on gaming content.
By default, subscriptions in the YouTube app will send occasional notifications. That's true of the YouTube Gaming subscriptions that now show in the YouTube app, and of any new subscriptions that you make in either app. You can change your notification settings at any time.
We examine the metadata on your video, along with many other signals, to determine whether it is gaming-related or not. Make sure that you clearly state which game your video features.
YouTube Gaming bases the appearance of your channel on your settings on the main YouTube app/site. The color of your channel is based on your channel art, and the sections that appear in your channel are based on the sections in the home tab of your channel.
Content ID works the same way it works in the main YouTube app/site. Copyright owners can use Content ID to identify and manage their content on YouTube. Learn more about copyright and Content ID here.
YouTube Gaming app is available in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.
We are working to make the YouTube Gaming app available globally.
You can use the in-app feedback tool by clicking/tapping on the account menu (your user picture at the top right). Then pick “Help and Feedback” and use the Feedback button to send us your thoughts.
For help and support, please tweet at @TeamYouTube. For the latest updates and info, can also find us on Twitter at @YouTubeGaming.