Twitch Alternatives

    With a history spanning back to 2007’s Justin.tv, Twitch has become the premier destination for video gaming-focused live streams. In addition to this focus, the site has expanded its scope to include traditional games such as chess, casino games such as poker, casual chatting live-streams, news-focused live streams, and much more.

    Twitch’s layout is a showcase of the variety of streams that the site is host to. There are plenty of ways to support content creators, from subscribing to your favorite streamers to cheering them on in their channel’s integrated chat room.

    The past few years have seen a rise in the number of free alternatives to Twitch that claim to offer the same robust choice in streaming selection while also providing additional innovation, mobility, or audience signal boosting. These alternatives include the likes of Small Mixer iconMixer, Small SonicBox iconSonicBox, and Small Facebook Live iconFacebook Live. Despite the heavy competition, Twitch has remained the most popular live streaming site, especially for gaming focused streams. That can't be coincidental.

    This page was last updated Jun 25, 2021

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      YouTube is a video-sharing website, the site allows users to upload, view, and share videos. Available content includes video clips, TV clips, music videos, movies, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.
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      YouTube vs Twitch opinions
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      ab1 More options for video and steaming.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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      Twitch is a streaming service, Youtube is a video host.
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      Twitch is designed for LIVE broadcast. Youtube is designed for prerecorded videos.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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      YouTube is recorded video while Twitch does mostly streams.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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    1. DLive is not your normal live streaming and video platform. The goal of the platform is to elevate your live streaming and video experience, bringing it to the next level.
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      DLive vs Twitch opinions
      Almost everyone thinks DLive is a great alternative to Twitch.
      Very little of the content is really gaming. Most users and streams are focused on extreme alt-right ideology.
      Negative comment 6 months ago

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      PocketPixel False Comment about "alt-right" anything. It's an open streaming platform for all legal content, gaming being the primary content on the site.
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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    2. Explore the world through someone else's eyes. Going live will instantly notify your followers who can join, comment and send you hearts in real time.

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      "Today, we’re sharing that we have made the difficult decision to discontinue Periscope as a separate mobile app by March 2021."

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      This alternative is disputed. Periscope is still a legitimate alternative to Twitch, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    3. A video live streaming platform that allows it's customers to broadcast live video content online, and viewers to play the content via an internet connected device.
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      It's a product for companies.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      Glimesh is the next generation streaming platform built by the community for the community. We know establishing a following is hard, and the hours are long.
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      Glimesh vs Twitch opinions
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      Szkodnix It is more fair and has better technology (FTL).
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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    4. Picarto.TV is the world's leading video platform and community for artists. Our goal is to connect artists and their supporters by providing a place to let artists in their craft broadcast, watch, and chat, all from around the globe.
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      Welcome to the simplest way to discover the latest top trending viral videos that the Internet (YouTube) has to offer.
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    5. Open Streaming Platform (OSP) is an open-source, RTMP streamer software front-end for Arut's Nginx-RTMP Module. OSP was designed as a self-hosted alternative to services such as Twitch.tv, Ustream.tv, Mixer, and Youtube Live.
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      Extend your living room TV experience to your iPhone or iPod touch with SlingPlayer Mobile™ software. With a Slingbox®* at home and SlingPlayer Mobile on your compatible phone, enjoy live or recorded TV over a 3G or Wi-Fi connection (the iPod touch only supports Wi-Fi).
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      SlingPlayer vs Twitch opinions
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      it is not for live streaming it is for live tv but not live streaming from like obs or streamlabs obs and it also you have to have a slingbox
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