Just When You Thought YouTube is Only For Watching Cat Videos, YouTube Gaming Arrives in PH

There was a point when, to quickly brighten my day, I turn to YouTube to binge on tons of cute cat videos. I remember spending a great deal of time procrastinating on these cat videos. On the side, I would watch Dota 2 videos to improve my rusty gameplay. But, as they say, time you enjoy wasting was not wasted time.

And just when I thought YouTube is only about cat videos, I did not think it can get better than this. YouTube diversifies to cater to the demands of hardcore gamers and gamers who still enjoy cat videos every now and then.

Recently, YouTube Gaming was launched in the US to help the community keep connected, build more amazing content, and collaborate on ideas that matter to gamers. Now, YouTube Gaming finally arrives in the Philippines.


YouTube Gaming mobile app is available on iOS and Android in the Philippines. 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. You can continue to access YouTube Gaming on your desktop from anywhere in the world on gaming.youtube.com.

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According to Ines Cha, Head of YouTube Gaming Content & Partnerships, Asia Pacific:

YouTube Gaming is built to be all about your favorite 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 favorites 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.”

Notable features of YouTube Gaming:

  • A UI that puts Gaming front and center, so you can search and browse by games as well by publisher and gamer channels. YouTube Gaming brings together over 25,000 games.
  • Experience live streams while chatting with other gamers, and receive notifications to keep up with the action
  • Android only: live stream directly from your mobile phone—just push a button and you’re live, using your front-facing camera

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To start you off, here are some of the Top Gaming local channels in the Philippines:

And here are some of the most watched global Gaming channels in the Philippines that you can check out:

Now, with dedicated YouTube Gaming app, you get streamlined gaming content even direct on your mobile. Still, if you’re like me, you can visit YouTube for daily dose of feline foolery.

Share with us your experience with YouTube Gaming!