What makes Twitch unique is that every user has the ability to create customized spaces and allows you the ability to stream any type of game. This creates a gaming eco-system where people can choose from various game genres. This also paves the way to things like “Let’s Play” videos, while providing a platform where gamers can promote upcoming titles and releases. The best part about Twitch is that it gives users personal interaction with the video-streamer/game-player, so you can actually talk, laugh, and interact with the other person.
Twitch is a great service for generating revenue from video game viewer subscriptions. It offers streamers the unique opportunity to earn money while playing games! Gamers also have the ability to donate money. By donating, viewers can socialize commentary on live chat with other visitors or spam comments and one-liners.
Now you finally have the opportunity to tell Pops that all the time you spent in front of your PC or console was not in vain! Perhaps the best part about live streams is that you do not even have to be good at the game. If you’re interesting, funny, or attractive, you’ll do just fine on Twitch.
Here’s the kicker: streaming isn’t hard. People already love video games and by streaming your online game experience and providing funny commentary, you, too, can attract a following. The beauty of this hobby lies in game genres, since you don’t need to be a pro gamer. If you’re really good with at least one popular game, you can build an audience.
These videos are great for unlocking new game features as well as exploiting game content (to the gamer’s advantage). A helpful tip when making “Let’s Play” videos: add in useful advice for the game along with humor. The funnier and more useful your videos, the more likely your audience membership will grow over time.
The major difference between YouTube and Twitch? YouTube is used for “Let’s Play”/walkthrough-type videos; whereas, Twitch is often used for live game-streaming.
What streaming services are you currently using? I’d love to find out what works for you in the comments section!