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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 Mixer, SonicBox, and Facebook Live. Despite the heavy competition, Twitch has remained the most popular live streaming site, especially for gaming focused streams. That can't be coincidental.

Twitch alternatives are mainly Live Streaming Tools and Services but may also be Video Streaming Apps or Video Sharing Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Twitch.
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Twitch.tv is a live-streaming portal that primarily focuses on video gaming, but also used for many other purposes.

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    YouTube

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    YouTube is a video-sharing website, the site allows users to upload, view, and share videos.

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    YouTube is recorded video while Twitch does mostly streams.

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    ab1

    More options for video and steaming.

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    Twitch is a streaming service, Youtube is a video host.

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    YouTube is recorded video while Twitch does mostly streams.

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    Twitch is designed for LIVE broadcast. Youtube is designed for prerecorded videos.

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  2. PeerTube is a free, decentralized and federated video platform developed as an alternative to other platforms that centralize our data and attention, such as YouTube, Dailymotion or Vimeo.

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    Launch your own channel | Watch and share videos.

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    DLive

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    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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    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.

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    Very little of the content is really gaming. Most users and streams are focused on extreme alt-right ideology.

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    Owncast

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    Owncast is a self-hosted live video and web chat server for use with existing popular broadcasting software. Point your live stream at a server you personally control and regain ownership over your content.

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    Glimesh

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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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    Szkodnix

    It is more fair and has better technology (FTL).

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    RootBoot

    Easier to navigate compared to Twitch. It doesn't require you to self-host it like other alternatives.

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  7. 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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    Twire

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    Twire is an open source, ad free Twitch browser and stream player for Android. You can select multiple themes and also login with your twitch account. You can also follow and unfollow streamers through the app.

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  9. Business video hosting and live streaming video services. Try it for free - add streaming video to your site today.

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    Vimeo Livestream

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    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.

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