Hey there! So you are streaming your gameplay on Twitch or Mixer? Or You want to start streaming on Twitch or Mixer? Are you confused, which is the Better Option? Is it a Twitch or Mixer? What will your audience like?
If you have these all questions in your mind and are looking for answers. Congrats! You have come to the right place.
In this blog, we will be reading about Twitch vs Mixer and which one should you choose. Therefore to make your streaming experience better for you and your audience, read the full blog.
Without further ado, lets read about pros and cons of both the streaming services that are available to us.
Pros of Twitch
- Bigger Audience
Every one of us knows what Twitch is. Twitch is the most popular name in the streaming services available to us in the market. Twitch has a bigger audience as compared to all the other streaming services such as a mixer. Twitch has almost millions of active users on its platform per month. And this number doesn’t stop growing.
That’s why if you are a streamer who is entirely looking for an online gaming community, Twitch is the best option for you.
- Monetary Services/ Affiliate Program
If you want to earn money while streaming games, Twitch is here to help you. You can easily earn money while streaming on Twitch by either joining an Affiliate Program or you can also become a partner in Twitch.
To become an Affiliate and Partner, you have to complete certain requirement s of Twitch. These requirements are as follows-
- Stream at least 500 minutes in the 30 days with at least seven unique broadcasts in the same time to become the affiliate in Twitch.
- To become Partner in Twitch, you have to stream for 26 hours in the single month on at least 12 different days with average over 75 viewers in the last month.
Also, the benefits of Affiliate and Partner Program are different. You can choose whatever you like. With Affiliating in Twitch, you get
- The access for audience to subscribe to your channel for only $4.99/m
- Letting people cheer using bits
- One subscriber emotes
- Priority streaming access
On the other hand, Partner program in Twitch offers you-
- Custom cheer emotes
- Up to 50 subscribers emote slots
- The ability to run adverts
- A greater revenue split from each subscription
- Longer VOD storage
- Priority support
- Faster payment
That means Twitch is sort of friendly in terms of earning. You should try at least one of the programs to make your streaming more fun and valuable at the same time. Moreover, there are various ways to donate and get donations on Twitch. From here, you can read about how to cheer on Twitch and some other useful ways.
- Better Analytics
It is a well-known fact that Twitch provides the most analytics in good readability as compared to all the other streaming services. Twitch allows you to analyse the audience by letting you know who is watching your gameplay and for how much time and other interesting statistics as well.
Now there are many other advantages as well, But lets now look into the pros of Mixer.
Pros of Mixer
- Instant Streaming Technology
We all know there is always a little delay in streaming gameplay whether it is in sending messages or viewer seeing the reply, etc. Mixer beats all the streaming service in this matter. Streaming on Mixer feels like butter. There is no delay in streaming services as long as you don’t have a poor internet connection.
- Community Control
If you are a popular streamer, you might have encountered hate comments at least once on Twitch or other platforms. But Mixer it isn’t possible. You can entirely control your audience; that means you can keep toxic people out of your community. It allows you to stream with all the positive people and better focus.
- X-BOX Integration
We all know that Twitch is owned by Amazon and Mixer is owned by Microsoft. So if you want to stream your gameplay using Windows PC or X-Box, there can’t be a better option other than using Mixer. Mixer’s in-built support for the Microsoft PC’s and Xbox allows the user to stream fast and smooth.
As we read the Pros of both the streaming applications, let us now look into the Cons of both to get a clear vision.
Cons of Twitch
- Struggle for Beginners
As we know, Twitch has a large audience compared to Mixer. It is a good option for already a Popular gamer. While if you are new to streaming on Twitch, you have to do a lot of struggle to make a place in the list of Top streamers on Twitch.
- Less Support
Now let us read Cons of Mixer so that we can compare and analyse.
Cons of Mixer
- Poor Ratio of Audience to Streamers
Well, we all know there are lesser people in the audience while streaming on Mixer. Most of the people on Mixer are streamers that mean it is hard to gain the audience while using Mixer.
- Monetary Issues
Earning on Mixer while streaming isn’t that easy as doing same on Twitch. It is a complex system, and even if you start earning, you can not earn a lot as the audience is low as compared to Twitch.
- Poor Support on PlayStation
As we have read Mixer is owned by Microsoft and has better in-built options for streaming on Windows PC and X-Box. This feature acts as a disadvantage while streaming on Playstation. You can’t simply stream on Playstation using Mixer.
To conclude, we can say that both Mixer and Twitch are best in their fields. It all depends on the user how they use it and the purpose behind the streaming. If you are PlayStation Gamer and want to earn while streaming on Playstation, The Twitch is the best option for you.
On the other hand, If you are Windows or X-Box gamer and just want to stream with your friends or just for the fun of it, Mixer is the best option for you.