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Stream To Twitch With Just A Raspberry Pi 3

Are you looking to join the 2.2 million other gamers streaming on Twitch? Before you get started, about a year ago, we analyzed a ton of data from the Twitch API showing just how difficult it is to break into that elite Affiliate Program and that it takes about 3 years to build a substantial […]

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Playing Offline Games Online With Friends

Parsec lets you play the offline games you love online with friends. Recently, newLEGACYinc has led the way streaming the classic WWE Smackdown! with other YouTube stars. They have several videos planned in the future, but a recent one features a three player matchup across the country with Parsec enabling the virtual couch gaming online. […]

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720p Is The Preferred Broadcasting Resolution On Twitch

Twitch allows users to stream games in a lot of resolutions, and channels are choosing to stream in resolutions across the spectrum. Interestingly, on Twitch, the resolution of your stream doesn’t seem to have an impact on your following, but channels that qualify for the Twitch Partner Program overwhelmingly broadcast in one of three screen […]

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Hearthstone Generates Huge Audiences For The Biggest Twitch Channels

On June 14th, we took a snapshot of 4,213 channels streaming 11 different games. Looking at the data, we found that on average, none of the games substantially outperformed the other games in terms of followers on each channel. However, when you look at the outlier channels for every game, a different story emerges — one that […]

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Thinking About Creating A Twitch Channel? Building An Audience Takes About 3 Years

If you’re thinking about creating an account on Twitch to earn money and build a large following, you’ll be competing with over 2 million broadcasters, many with the same goal in mind. Additionally, you’ll want to think about the time commitment required to build an audience significant enough to sustain yourself. Data from channels that […]

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Don’t Waste Money On Twitch Bots — Twitch Fraud Is Easy To Detect

Twitch is waging a war against firms promising viewers and followers through bots that channel owners can pay for. This causes very serious negative externalities for the Twitch ecosystem and leads to gaming the system. As a marketplace, Twitch knows that governance of its platform is a key to its success, and they cannot allow […]

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Joining The Twitch Partner Program Will Likely Require 11k Followers

Joining the Twitch Partner Program gives Twitch channels access to monetization, quality, and features that can increase a channel’s revenue and engagement. But what does it take to get access to this program? Twitch has an application process and encourages channels that demonstrate high community development to apply. On June 14, 2016 we analyzed 4,213 […]

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Twitch Followers Are Generating A Lot Of Views And Revenue Per Channel

As you might expect, the number of followers that a Twitch channel has directly impacts the total number of views the channel earns over time. Based on a snapshot of channels streaming one of the 11 games listed at the end of this post on June 14, 2016, we calculated an expected return from each […]

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Twitch Data Reveals Secrets About Gaming

Publicly available Twitch data tells a fascinating story about the gaming industry today. First, let’s reflect on how big the Twitch audience is. In 2015, Twitch averaged 1.7 million broadcasters (people who stream game footage on the site) each month and 100 million viewers. Throughout the year, those video game streams were seen by more […]