Twitch-What Exactly Is It?
The popular live video game streaming company Twitch has been in the news a lot as of lately. First Twitch announced that they have doubled their music library to over 1,000 songs that can legally be used in streams and videos.
They followed that up by rolling out their new mobile updates, the biggest feature being a persistent players window. This means that users now have the ability to watch a live stream while searching for other streams to enjoy.
So what the heck is Twitch? Twitch is a live streaming video game platform most known for showcasing e-sports (live video game competitions) and was recently brought by Amazon to the tune of $970 million.
Twitch which averages over 45 million views per month is available as a mobile app on the iOS and Android platforms as well as on PC’s and Macs.
Twitch plays host too many e-sports championships such as the non-stop livestream of “The International,” an annual game tournament which attracts a worldwide audience of over 20 million viewers. The winning team brings home $5 million…ya it’s that big!
The platform is used for many things besides e-sports; some video game development companies use it to have gamers provide feedback on aspects of the game. Other companies such as Red Bull sponsor tournaments and events.
Some gamers such as YouTube’s most popular user PewDiePie use Twitch to play games while providing compelling commentary of their gameplay.
As mobile devices continue to make it easier to access the internet and live streaming, it looks like there are no signs of Twitch slowing down. If you enjoy games, even just a little bit, it may be time to hop on the gravy train.