Google starts testing instantly playable online games on YouTube

Google starts testing instantly playable online games on YouTube

Back in June, reports began circlating that Google, fresh off its Stadia streaming flop, was looking to incorporate playable online games into YouTube. Well, we can now sling those reports onto the ‘correct’ pile; testing for the tech giant new feature is officially underway.

The gist of Google’s new initiative, known as Playables, is that it’ll enable users to instantly play online games via YouTube’s website or iOS and Android apps – and now, as confirmed on its YouTube test features and experiments list (thanks 9to5google) testing is now live.

“Playables are games that can be played directly on YouTube on both desktop and mobile devices,” the company explains. “If you’re part of this experiment, you’ll see a section on YouTube called ‘Playables’ that will appear alongside other content on the home feed.”

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