The Big Live Streaming Platforms
What are the best platforms for live streaming?
by STREAMER MAGAZINE
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Twitch is today the largest live streaming service for individuals. Twitch is owned by Amazon and offers partner and affiliate programs for those who meet the requirements. Twitch is the fourth largest source of peak Internet traffic in the United States.
Youtube is not only the world’s largest video-sharing platform; it also offers the capability to live stream. Youtube is owned by Google.
Instagram is not only for sharing photos, you can also live stream on one of the world’s most popular social media platforms.
Twitter’s live streaming platform Periscope has been discontinued, but Twitter actually offers live streaming capabilities itself.
Caffeine is a live streaming platform that delivers live, interactive content at the intersection of gaming, sports, and entertainment.
FORMER PLATFORMS (discontinued)
Mixer was a streaming platform with emphasis on interactivity and with low stream latency. The service is owned by Microsoft, who officially shut it down on July 22, 2020. Website visitors are directed to Facebook Gaming.
Periscope was a live video streaming app for Android and iOS. Pericsope was owned by Twitter and shut down in 2021.