After testing a selection of games with users back in September, YouTube is now making more games available to its Premium subscribers. The business, which is owned by Google, has begun alerting Premium subscribers to the availability of more than 30 mini-games.
There is no need to download anything in order for users to enjoy the games immediately. The games are available for desktop, iOS, and Android use.
Users can locate a “Playables” shelf by scrolling through the Home screen or, on desktop and mobile devices, by clicking on a “Playables” link in the Explore menu to get started. Games like Angry Birds Showdown, Daily Solitaire, The Daily Crossword, Merge Pirates, Farm Land, Words of Wonder, Endless Siege, 8 Ball Billiards Classic, and Brain Out are among the options.
Since YouTube states that the games can be played through March 28th, the games might not always be available. Before deciding to make a feature generally available, YouTube frequently tests it out with Premium subscribers. Alternatively, YouTube might be providing the games to Premium subscribers in an effort to lessen the impact of its recent $13.99 monthly rate increase.
Several non-gaming platforms have entered the gaming industry, including YouTube. After investing two years, Netflix has expanded its game library to include over 70 titles. The massive streaming service is aiming to go into cloud gaming as well. In the meantime, Vodoo, Nitro Games, FRVR, Aim Lab, and Lotum are among the game developers with whom TikTok has been testing HTML5 mini-games. However, ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, has started making large layoffs in its gaming ambitions, which has significantly slowed down the business’s ambitions in the gaming space.
YouTube has begun testing new generative AI features, such as an AI conversational tool that responds to queries about YouTube content and a new feature that summarises topics in a video’s comments, so Premium subscribers aren’t just getting access to games.
YouTube added new capabilities for Premium members earlier this month. The company released achievement badges, added more devices to its enhanced bitrate 1080p HD lineup, added tablets and smart TVs to its YouTube cross-platform viewing capabilities, and added fresh promotions to its Premium benefits web page.
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