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YouTube Introduces New "Playables" Game Library

The new feature includes over 75 games that can be played via browser or the YouTube iOS app.


YouTube has announced the introduction of over 75 games to its platform, all of which can be played in-browser or via the YouTube mobile app. Over the past few months, the game library--referred to by YouTube as "Playables"--has been made available to select users in certain markets, but the company announced this week Playables is being expanded.

Playables can be accessed via a user's browser or iOS device (no word yet on Android compatibility), and the current selection consists of simple-yet-engaging games similar to those found on Google Play and the App Store. From classics like chess and billiards to modern titles like Angry Birds Showdown and Tomb Of The Mask, YouTube's Playables collection has games spanning multiple genres.

Unfortunately, even after the official announcement regarding their introduction, not everyone can access the games yet, but YouTube has assured users that the new feature will be accessible for all in the near future.

"Not seeing Playables yet? Don’t worry, we’re widening availability to more users over the coming months, so keep checking back!" reads a portion of the blog post announcing the introduction of the feature.

Playables can be accessed by heading to the YouTube homepage and selecting "Playables'' from the Explore menu. Players can save their game progress to return to later, and even track high scores. YouTube is currently requesting community feedback on the new feature.

"Have ideas for how we can make Playables even better? We want to hear from you! You can give us your thoughts through the 'send feedback' option while playing by tapping the three-dotted 'More' menu," the announcement blog post explains.

Prior to its closure, Google Stadia featured YouTube integration, and Google wanted users to be able to start playing games directly via video ads. Alas, the service is no more, with Google also shutting down its first-party development teams.

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