Twitch Updates Music Guidelines

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With the major concern of copyrighted music, Twitch has updated their Music Guidelines to better reflect the rules of what can and can’t be used while broadcasting. Failure to follow these rules may result in action being taken in accordance with the DMCA Guidelines as well as the Community Guidelines, in which muted VODs, suspension, […]

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Xsplit Releases Vcam Software

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Ever since streaming has started to gain popularity, green screens have been impressive tools that were taken advantage of for some really cool effects. Used primarily in Hollywood for movies and shows, green screens add the ability to take away your background, effectively seeing just the game or desktop that is behind the camera on […]

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Twitch Discontinues Game Purchases

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  Back in April 2017, Twitch introduced game purchasing that could be done through a streamer’s channel. It supported the streamer as well so it was a win-win. As of November 27, 2018 this program will be discontinued, as it did not bring the additional revenue that they had hoped for when the program was […]

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SLOBS Adds an App Store for Streamers

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  Streamlabs OBS (or SLOBS for short) has been making headway to stand apart from its Studio counterpart, and this update is another step in that direction. Launching an App Store aimed at streaming, SLOBS hopes to introduce tools that can help streamers create a unique experience for their channels and help independent developers get […]

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TwitchCon 2018 Keynote Breakdown

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Keynotes are wonderful! They bring a vision to what the company has accomplished so far while also bringing a roadmap for the future. Twitch did not disappoint during the TwitchCon 2018 keynote, bringing with it a handful of updates that make the future look bright. Let’s dive into these updates! Bring your Squad: The love […]

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Mixer Releases Season 2

Mixer Releases Season 2

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Mixer, the ever-evolving streaming site owned by Microsoft, has started the next move in its evolution, dubbing it Season 2. Why the name? Mixer staff wanted to reflect that this isn’t just one massive update, but more of a progressive move that will continue to evolve over time. The first new feature available is Skills. […]

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GameWisp shuts down

GameWisp Shuts Down

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After more than half a decade, GameWisp is closing its doors due to a decline in sustainable business. GameWisp was a major component in streams, particularly with new streamers, giving them the ability to gain a “Sub” button early on. This lead to streamers being able to start their journey to monetization and paying for […]

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Transitions from Streaming to Tournaments

Bebo Transitions from Streaming Service to Tournament Platform

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Bebo, the growing streaming service that offered everything you needed to stream in one box, is throwing in the towel on Wednesday October 17th. But it isn’t closing its doors. It’s refocusing the business model and going “all in” on tournaments. In a post by Shaanvp, he goes into details about how they set out […]

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Twitch Tags and Categories

Twitch Introduces Tags and Expands on IRL/Creative Categories

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As Twitch grows, they continue to innovate ways for improving discoverability on the website. This month, they’ve added Tags, a feature that will increase the scope in which a streamer can be discovered, and have improved Catagories such as IRL to better define what the stream is about. Tags are sort of like hashtags on […]

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OBS Version 22 Update

OBS Studio Update 22.0 – Source Grouping & Performance Improvements

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OBS Studio continues to improve on its already great design. A handful of bugs squashed, features tweaked or added, and hotfixes were in this update. Let’s list the major points to this update! Hardware acceleration has been added to the browser source for Windows. This means the source that usually gives everyone’s CPU a run […]

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Twitch new IRL and Creative Categories

Twitch Breaks Down IRL & Creative Categories

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  Twitch is hitting the stop button on one of the fastest growing genres of streaming in a long time: IRL. Instead, they are working on truly defining what IRL is and organizing it all into subcategories. These subcategories are: Art – Do you enjoy creating visual art in any form or fashion? All forms, […]

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Streamlabs Streamer Merch Stores

Streamlabs Launches Streamer Merchandise Stores

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Marketing and brand awareness are important aspects of content creation. One avenue to increase revenue and recognition at the same time is merchandise. Streamlabs is making it easier than ever to create and distribute many different types of merch with their release of their merchandise store feature. Getting Started To get started, log into Streamlabs. […]

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Mixer Clips Beta

Mixer Introduces Clips Beta

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First we had Oddshot, then Twitch released Clips and now Mixer is starting to follow with their own Clips tool. Clips allows viewers to take a 30-second highlight from a stream and archive it for easy sharing. From there, you can watch it later as much as you want or share it on social media […]

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Introduces Pro Subscription

Mixer Pro

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YouTube has Red, Twitch had Turbo and now Prime. Mixer has added a similar premium subscription called Pro. It’s a way for a viewer to support Mixer financially for some cool benefits. Mixer Pro Benefits An awesome purple name to showcase your support around the website. No ads while watching your favorite streamer (currently Mixer […]

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St. Jude PLAY LIVE 2018

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Do you like video games? How about kids? Do you wanna make a difference in some lives and have fun doing it? St. Jude, a children’s hospital that diagnoses, treats, and researches cancer, is having their annual PLAY LIVE event and you can participate! How? By playing your favorite games and encouraging people to donate […]

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Elgato Stream Deck 3.0

Stream Deck 3.0 Released

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Elgato’s popular streamer accessory, the Stream Deck, has released a 3.0 update, bringing new looks, text, and many bug fixes as well! Here’s a complete list of the major updates. New Style Since 1.0, Stream Deck has kept the same look and feel to its main UI. Although it was handy, it wasn’t the prettiest […]

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StreamTip Shutdown

StreamTip to Shutdown May 25, 2018

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NightDev, the developer behind the popular BetterTTV and NightBot, has decided to close the doors on StreamTip, their notification and tipping service.   Launching on July 15th, 2015, StreamTip was an early competitor to the notification market and charged a 2% fee or less depending on how often the service was used. This was low […]

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Streamlabs OBS remote control

Streamlabs OBS Adds Remote Control Support

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Having complete control of your stream is always ideal. With the constant gameplay, reading messages, and alerts, it’s sometimes amazing how a streamer keeps up with everything! With the new Streamlabs OBS update, you can control your sources right from your phone! With the Streamlabs mobile app you can: Start or Stop stream Switch between […]

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Mixer Creative Music IRL Categories

Mixer Expands Creative, Music, IRL Categories

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  Streaming for some time has been largely associated with video games. There are those that use streaming as an outlet for their creative sides though. They love performing for an audience or love to stream to inform or teach a skill. Mixer has recognized this and is introducing Creative, Music, and other categories to […]

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StreamElements Dream Team

StreamElements Reveals DreamTeam Partnership Program

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StreamElements looks to make a splash in the streaming world by adding a new partnership program they are calling DreamTeam. Gaining popularity from their YouTube series Twitch Moments, StreamElements is a program that handles stream alerts, applications to enhance your stream, and overlay effects. It is a direct competitor to services like StreamLabs and TipeeeStream but […]

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YouTube Closed Captions Vod Chat

YouTube Adds Closed Captions, Geotag, IFTTT, and Saved Chat

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YouTube is releasing a few features today that will make your viewing experience that much more enjoyable. Closed Captioning Closed captions are making their way to YouTube livestreaming. Using their Live Automatic Speech Recognition (LASR) technology, English captions will start appearing during YouTube livestreams that opt into them. It’s powered by machine learning and learns […]

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Twitch Womens History Month 2018

Twitch Celebrates Women’s History Month

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  In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8th), Twitch is showing some love to the ladies of Twitch all month long. From stories shared to streams being showcased on the home page and social media, the love for women streamers will take over Twitch all month! Along with all the […]

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Mixer Introduces Direct Purchase

Mixer Rolls Out Direct Game Purchasing

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Mixer continues to catch up to Twitch by adding options to help provide sustainability for its streamers. This month, they’ve introduced Direct Purchase to a select group of Partners for testing purposes. The full release to all Partners will be in the coming weeks. What is Direct Purchase? Let’s say that you’re watching your favorite […]

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Twitch Rooms Clip Champs Bit Badges

Twitch Updates: Rooms, Clip Champs, New Bit Badges, and More

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Twitch has been busy this past week, releasing some new features and improvements across the platform. Let’s take a look! Clip Champs The Clip Champs of the chat are the people that love to capture your best moments during the stream. They are a huge boost to the community by helping to create content with […]

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