Chinese short video app Kuaishou has launched a video game live-streaming app for Android, upping its stakes in China’s highly competitive live-streaming market.

The move is the latest in Kuaishou’s efforts to diversify its services. The company has launched five apps in less than a year, including mobile game platform Kuaishou Minigames, PC live-streaming platform Kuaishou Live-streaming, and community app Bengdi. It also acquired Chinese video sharing website AcFun in June last year.

Kuaishou’s new app, dubbed Dianmiao, hosts game livestreams, videos, forums, and downloads. The live-streaming feature of the app doesn’t differ much from competing services such as Douyu TV and Huya. It does, however, provide a more specific list of behaviors that are prohibited in its livestreams. In addition to behaviors that go against regulations and laws, lowbrow content, smoking, and drinking are also forbidden.

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Tony Xu

Tony Xu is Shanghai-based tech reporter. Connect with him via e-mail: tony.xu@technode.com