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The Big Live Streaming Platforms

What are the best platforms for live streaming?

by STREAMER MAGAZINE

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The Big Live Streaming Platforms

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Twitch
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.
www.twitch.com

Youtube Live/Gaming
Youtube is not only the world’s largest video-sharing platform; it also offers the capability to live stream. Youtube is owned by Google.
www.youtube.com/live

Facebook Gaming – Facebook Live
The world’s largest online social media and social networking service also offers live streaming.
www.facebook.com/gaming
www.facebook.com/watch/live

Instagram Live
Instagram is not only for sharing photos, you can also live stream on one of the world’s most popular social media platforms.
www.instagram.com

Twitter
Twitter’s live streaming platform Periscope has been discontinued, but Twitter actually offers live streaming capabilities itself.
www.twitter.com

Caffeine
Caffeine is a live streaming platform that delivers live, interactive content at the intersection of gaming, sports, and entertainment.
www.caffeine.tv


FORMER PLATFORMS (discontinued)

Mixer
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.
www.mixer.com

Periscope
Periscope was a live video streaming app for Android and iOS. Pericsope was owned by Twitter and shut down in 2021.
www.periscope.tv