iPhone Gaming YouTubers You Should Know

When you can't play games, you can still watch them

If you're into video games, there's a very good chance you're into Let's Play videos. The YouTube generation has taken over and, as gamers, we're all along for the ride.

But while traditional gamers have the likes of PewDiePie and Markiplier to help them while away the hours, iPhone gamers don't have nearly as many channels to turn to. That doesn't mean we're completely without hope, mind you.

If you're eager to get your fill of other people playing the games that you haven't yet, the following four YouTubers manage to cover everything you're hoping to see played. Even better, they offer a different approach to the subject, giving you ample reason to enjoy each and every one of the YouTube channels presented below.


Lonnie iPhone Games YouTuber
What We Like
  • Reviews games before they're officially released.

  • Entertaining over-the-top commentary style.

What We Don't Like
  • Inconsistent upload schedule.

  • Unscripted videos often veer off topic.

Lonnie is the poster boy for how to entertain folks while showcasing iPhone games of all shapes and sizes. From the hottest hits to the most obscure oddities, Lonnie covers them all. With new videos more or less every day and a quick-cut / quick-witted production, you can't help but giggle and smile through every viewing. That said, his frantic style of delivery may not fit everyone's tastes. Still, if you love iPhone games, you owe it to yourself to give Lonnie a try. 


Phonecats iPhone game Youtuber
What We Like
  • New videos daily.

  • Honest reviews of expansion packs and downloadable content.

What We Don't Like
  • Repetitive content.

  • Boring Let's Play commentaries.

If you prefer your iPhone games to be a little more strategic, Phonecats is the YouTube channel you'll want to bookmark. Chris, the channel's host, revisits a lot of the same games as a way of letting you see how his experience changes over time. Games like Clash Royale, VainGlory, and Hearthstone get a good deal of attention -- but so do less strategic games like Mortal Kombat X and Growtopia. Chris also does live stream videos on Twitch every day. 


TouchGameplay iphone games Youtuber
What We Like
  • Frequent live streams.

  • Lots of driving game videos.

What We Don't Like
  • No in-depth reviews or walkthroughs.

  • Lengthy videos should be broken into parts.

If you want your gameplay clean, uninterrupted, and without commentary, TouchGameplay is the channel for you. While the producer of this channel occasionally dabbles in narrating reviews, for the most ​part, you'll be getting lengthy Let's Play videos with zero commentaries, letting you experience the first hour or so of a game to really get a handle on whether or not it's for you. Some of the video titles misleadingly include the word "trailer," but don't let that fool you: with TouchGameplay, you're in for videos that can eat up your afternoon. 


App Spy iPhone game youtuber
Steel Media
What We Like
  • Exclusively focused on mobile titles.

  • Tips and reviews.

What We Don't Like
  • Short videos.

  • Limited coverage of upcoming releases.

A sister site to the popular Pocket Gamer, AppSpy offers up video reviews, early hands-on looks at upcoming games, and videos with a straight editorial approach. This is what a YouTube channel looks like when it has the backing of a company that knows the value of video in the 21st century. Entertaining, polished, and informative, you'd have a hard time finding ​a complete offering than this. As a bonus, every voice you'll hear on this channel is British - and that just feels classier, doesn't it? 

Four's not enough?


While the YouTubers listed above are the biggest names in iPhone Let's Play videos, they're far from the only ones. In fact, you shouldn't just limit yourself to YouTube if you're interested in iPhone gaming videos. You'll want to consider Twitch, and be sure to check out Mobcrush as well, a ​live streaming service similar to Twitch that's completely dedicated to mobile games. You'll be able to watch as Mobcrush's top personalities play live, and you can even check out their past videos in the archives.