YouTube Gaming Android App gains 60fps playback, slimmed down navigation menu

A new pop-out player lets keep an eye on the gaming action while you also get some 'work' done.

The Android version of YouTube Gaming is catching up to the iOS app with several features that might hook you more deeply into game-watching sessions.

According to the Official YouTube Blog, you’ll have a new pop-out player to keep YouTube Gaming visible on top of other apps, so you can continue watching a livestream while still using another app.

Additionally, the Android app now joins the iOS and web version with the ability to play back at 60fps and rewind video with a DVR mode.

There are several other organizational changes with a goal to make things easier to find. For example, there’s a new “Live” tab with features games and channels and the sidebar has been banished in favor of a simplified navigation scheme.

Why this matters: Gaming is a multi-billion dollar business, and Google would love to have a large piece of this pie. The company’s Twitch competitor still has some work to do when it comes to winning over converts from the Amazon-owned live streaming service. But the initial effort is already impressive considering that Google is trying to gain fans among hard-core gamers and pull in those who are new to the concept of watching game streams.

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