Twitch and Youtube are those two gaming platforms that never lose their market share, and they maintain their hold in the market. Twitch is the platform that rules in this online gaming war. But, the market is completely under these two platforms until Facebook comes to this play.
Facebook Gaming showed massive growth in this live streaming- platform wars. According to some reliable analytics, it was found that Facebook Gaming has increased 210% in hours watched in December 2019 as compared to December 2018. This gave it an average share of 8.5% in the hours watched the market.
Now, the lockdown because of the COVID-19 outbreak is proving a hit for Facebook Gaming. Facebook Gaming is seeing a high boom in terms of demand. Now, Facebook has decided to convert this opportunity into a massive hit. Facebook has recently launched a mobile app for this gaming.
If you want to know about that mobile app, then here are the details.
Facebook has launched an app called Facebook Gaming. This app allows you to create and watch live gameplay. It also features, “Go Live” function, which allows users to Livestream the mobile games directly from their smartphone to Facebook.
This live streaming from mobile phones eliminates the requirement for third-party software or hardware, which is necessary for other platforms like Twitch. Facebook is not going to include ads in the app. This app will be available on the Google Play Store and on iOS but on later dates.
Facebook War is still ON with Twitch and Youtube.
When it comes to living video game broadcasts, Facebook is still lagging behind Twitch and Youtube. Facebook reached a score of 550 million hours of viewing time, but Youtube and Twitch are still moving forward from it. Twitch scored 3.1 billion hours while Youtube scored 1.1 billion hours.
So, we cannot say which platform is better, but we can conclude that Facebook is performing in an amazing way, and it needs time to take over the ruling platform, i.e., Twitch. From Twitch’s side, we can say that Twitch must focus on its gaming and must find out its ways to retain its users.