YouTube Gaming shuts down for good today

Gaming content has been integrated back into the main platform

YouTube Gaming shuts down for good today

Google is closing down its separate YouTube Gaming app today. 

All of YouTube's gaming content has been migrated back into the main platform, and all of its creators can still be found there.

The move comes as part of the company's plan to “build a stronger home for the gaming community that thrives on YouTube, not just the YouTube Gaming app". 

YouTube Gaming launched in 2015 as a separate destination for gaming content specifically. It could be accessed via a web browser or through a specific YT Gaming app. has the full story.


Danielle Partis is editor of and former editor of She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.