Twitch streaming allows individuals to broadcast for an audience them playing video games, cooking, walking around town or anything else that they would like to showcase to their particular audience. Streamers can broadcast themselves with something as simple as a mobile phone or as sophisticated as having expensive studio level equipment set up in their homes.
With the tremendous growth of e-sports and mobile devices in which individuals are consuming new types of video content, streamers have found that their viewers have continued to increase each month. As e-sports grows and matures we’re seeing more mainstream acceptance and knowledge. Recently you’ve seen professional athletes, musicians, and others join popular streamers while they broadcast.
Consumers can watch Twitch streams through their mobile phones, tablets, desktop computers as well as through their TVs with devices such as Amazon Fire TV and others.
Twitch streamers make money in a variety of different ways. Some of them include the following:
All of these revenue sources can mean sizeable incomes. Ninja, for example, is quoted as making over $500k a month from streaming. Other streamers make considerably less and as more streamers join Twitch daily they often need to distinguish themselves to develop their own following.
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