In the past 12 months, Facebook Gaming has seen a rapid increase of over 100 percent in terms of the hours in which users of the social network watched various game streams. A dedicated gaming app that is already being released is intended to raise awareness even further.
Facebook will launch on Monday, the 20th, an app that will allow users of the social network stream gaming sessions. The goal will be to create a platform capable of rivaling Twitch and YouTube.
In addition to allowing you to enter a stream, the app will also allow you to follow your favorite streamers and still play some small casual games. The app will initially be launched on the Android version, followed by the iOS version as soon as Apple approves it.
For some time now, technological giants have been interested in entering the world of video game streaming. In addition to Amazon’s purchase of Twitch, Google also sought to ‘capitalize’ with the launch of YouTube Gaming, but in this case, the dedicated app was abandoned in 2019.It now remains to wait to see what Facebook plans for this new app.
Will The Facebook Gaming App be Successful?
The software, which was initially available on Google Android, should not only allow the consumption of game streams, but also the streaming itself. In addition to popular titles such as Valorant, Fortnite, League of Legends, Minecraft or Call of Duty: Warzone, mobile games are also available The focus is on games that smartphone users can stream themselves with just a few clicks. In addition to the Android launch, Facebook is working on an implementation for the iOS devices iPhone and iPad but has not yet received the necessary approval from Apple.
It remains to be seen whether Facebook Gaming can significantly increase its market share with the help of a separate mobile app. According to an analysis by Streamlabs, the group with its streaming content is currently ranked third (11 percent) behind the well-known competitor’s Twitch (65 percent) and YouTube Gaming (22 percent). While the services of Google and Amazon enjoy significantly higher popularity, Microsoft’s mixer, with a share of two percent, comes in last when it comes to playing game streams.
How and Where to Download Facebook Gaming App
Facebook Gaming app is presently available only for android devices. You can download it from Google Play store , or you can use the below link.