But can Facebook stand head-to-head with Twitch?
Facebook keeps trying to steal the video game streaming market away from Twitch. The evidence? During its CES press conference on Wednesday, Nvidia announced that its graphics cards would soon be able to stream directly to Facebook Live.
The process is familiar. Facebook streaming will use Nvidia’s existing Shadowplay tech and the same “Share Overlay” found in GeForce Experience 3.0. You’ll just hit Alt-Z while playing a game, and then choose to stream to Facebook directly when the overlay pops up. It’ll be just one more option added to the interface. Continue reading Nvidia’s making it easy to broadcast video games direct to Facebook Live
With the popularity of streaming video games reaching a fever pitch in 2016, you may just be considering getting your own personal broadcast off the ground to kick off the new year. Doing so is an extremely challenging but rewarding endeavor, with many hidden practices worth learning before you stream your first video game on, for example, Twitch. Here’s a few general tips worth knowing if you want to get a leg up on the competition.
Design a Channel Identity
No matter how you approach broadcasting on Twitch (and similar sites), take into consideration that you’re actively building a community centered on your personal channel every minute you’re live. The goal here is to grow your channel over time by welcoming more viewers into your community. But to do that, you need to establish an identity viewers can get behind, one which hooks new viewers while respecting those who have supported you since the beginning. Continue reading How to Start Streaming Video Games – It’s all about the preparation
The relationship between Twitch and YouTube started amicably enough. Twitch allowed streamers to easily export their highlights to YouTube, while YouTube added a notification to channels for when the creator was live on Twitch. But the symbiotic relationship quickly turned hostile, and now the two video giants are locked in a war for the future of gaming video content. Continue reading How the Twitch vs YouTube War Affects Content Creators
When you start a company or even a streaming channel, things might not always work out the way you thought they should. Justin Kan wrote a Three Stories article on his blog about how things did not go as planned in the early Justin.TV days: Continue reading Justin Kan Tells Three Stories About The Early Justin.TV Days
Twitch has updated their Partner Program section in their Support Center.
Included is this update are tips for applying to the partner program. The tips go through things like what Twitch looks for in a partner, which stats are important, and more. Head over to the Support Center to check out the write up. We suggest anyone who is looking to partner with Twitch to give it a read.
via Twitch Subreddit