YouTube officially launched their YouTube Gaming app and service in September, and today, the Android version of the app was updated with a major new feature: the ability for smartphone owners to live steam and record gameplay direct from their devices.

YouTube states:

Every day, games are played while waiting for the bus, riding the subway, or lounging on the couch—but what about live streaming your mobile gameplay? You heard it from us at the Tokyo Game Show and now it's here to stay. You can now record and live stream mobile gameplay on-the-go directly from Android devices using Mobile Capture on YouTube Gaming. You don't need any additional hardware or software—just tap Go Live (or your avatar on a phone) in the YouTube Gaming app, turn on your selfie cam and record your commentary with your phone's microphone.

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In addition, some YouTube Gaming creators can now add optional paid subscriptions to their channels:

For a monthly payment, sponsors receive extra perks including a live chat badge chosen by the creator and access to exclusive chat sessions. We'll continuously expand the list of beta channels, so keep your eyes peeled!

Some of the other new improvements in YouTube gaming include a better way to see if any live streams for games in a collection, a "Watch Later" video bookmarking features and more.

Source: YouTube