Google launches live streaming of Stadia games on YouTube


Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) the Google Stadia games service is presenting one of its most anticipated features on Monday: live streaming of Stadia games directly to YouTube, 9to5Google reports.

What happened: The YouTube live streaming feature will allow users to access live Google Stadia games with one click, eliminating the use of third-party software.

Google said in a blog post, live streaming allows viewers to interact with the game. Stadia games that feature Crowd Choice could create their polls to allow viewers to decide what to do with a game being broadcast live.

Stadia games that feature Crowd Play allow a creator to invite live viewers to play with them on Stadia.

Creators will be able to link YouTube accounts to the Stadia account and give the live stream a title and whether the stream is suitable for children.

Why is this important: The edge reports that the direct streaming feature would require a Stadia Pro subscription of $ 9.99 per month.

According to The Verge, the feature comes at a critical time, just before the launch on December 10 of the role-playing game “Cyberpunk 2077”, the biggest test for Stadia.

Benzinga’s point of view: YouTube is the leader in gaming-related video streaming, with over 50 billion hours of game content watched in 2018. The introduction of the live streaming feature was a no-brainer for the company to solidify its position in online gaming content, displaying the combined power of its assets.

Price action: GOOG shares closed 0.47% lower at $ 1,819.48 on Monday.

See also: Google Thinks 2023 With Its Stadia Games Service As War With Other Tech Giants Intensifies

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