Why am I seeing so many commercials on Twitch?

Twitch Partners are urging 50% extra holiday ad revenue until 12/31 by running commercial breaks during broadcasts.

If you have AdBlock enabled, make sure to disable it and support your favorite Twitch broadcasters.

Microsoft takes on Twitch with new game streaming tech for Windows 10 and Xbox One

At a Windows Creator event in New York City, the Redmond tech giant debuted new capabilities for Windows 10 and Xbox One that incorporate technology from Beam, the startup Microsoft acquired in August.

Beam lets players stream games from within Windows 10 and Xbox One with just a click of a button on the new “Game Bar.” Microsoft is focusing on creating a seamless experience for interactions between gamers and viewers.

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A Better Way for Streamers to Earn Ad Revenue

Twitch announced its plans to begin selling video ads in its partners’ live streams which can’t be blocked by third-party ad blockers. These ads will roll out this week and will be delivered through Twitch’s new SureStream video technology platform, which also offers smoother and more reliable streams, including ads.

The goal is to offer broadcasters a better experience than third-party ad networks could provide, which Twitch says cause technical issues due to the way they insert ads from external sources. But obviously, the larger goal here is to bring more of those potential advertising dollars in-house, so Twitch can profit by hosting its ads natively. Continue reading A Better Way for Streamers to Earn Ad Revenue

‘Watch Dogs 2’ Free DLC To Be Released By Twitch; Amazon To Give 20 Percent Discount On Game Pre-Orders

“Watch Dogs 2” hasn’t arrived yet, but a free in-game content will be given away by Amazon’s Twitch Prime. Twitch announced the free DLC that they will be pulling out this November and “Watch Dogs 2” is included.

The PC Gamer confirmed that Twitch Prime will be sending out free in-game Twitch hoodies for Marcus Holloway of the “Watch Dogs 2” video game. Players need to have an account on Twitch will have access to the exclusive purple hoodie jacket with a Twitch logo in front, which will be available at the release date as per the PC GamesN reported. Continue reading ‘Watch Dogs 2’ Free DLC To Be Released By Twitch; Amazon To Give 20 Percent Discount On Game Pre-Orders

Restream Contest: Wanna Win Some Cool Stuff?

Our friends over at Restream have just started a new contest for all its users, and it has some really cool prizes for all you streaming gamers out there. In case you are not aware of Restream, it’s a service which allows you to stream simultaneously to TWITCH, YOUTUBE, USTREAM, & over 30 other streaming platforms. For all, you out there hoping to expand your viewer base and multiply your audience Restream is really something that can help. And if that’s not enough to make you check it out maybe this contest can pique your interest. Continue reading Restream Contest: Wanna Win Some Cool Stuff?