Mixer: Everything You Need To Know About The New Gaming Platform
Get to know Mixer, right here
1. What is Mixer?
Mixer is a streaming platform, with a special emphasis on interactivity between the streamer and their audience.
2. Who runs Mixer?
Mixer is owned and operated by Microsoft. It used to be known as Beam, before the company was acquired by the tech giant. As it is a Microsoft product, it is naturally built into many Microsoft products, like the Xbox One.
3. Is there a Mixer mobile app?
There are two! The normal Mixer app is for watching streams and the 'Mixer Create' is for... well... creating. Perfect for streaming mobile games from your phone. Both apps are free to download and use.
4. How is Mixer different from Twitch?
Mixer may seem pretty similar to Twitch on the surface, but there are actually a few notable differences. First, it is built into any Xbox One console or Windows 10 computer, meaning owners can start streaming right away without anything needing to be installed. Second, Mixer is exclusive to Microsoft platforms currently, so you won't be able to use it with a PS4, third it has a series of interactive features, which we'll talk about next.
5. What interactive features does Mixer have?
Mixer has a series of interactive elements that you won't find on other platforms. Certain games allow viewers to directly affect a streamers gameplay (think of it like Twitch Plays Pokemon but built into the platform). For example, viewers may choose to give the streamer more ammo, or take some away. Mixer also offers 'co-streaming' where multiple streamers can play same game together, and stream it simultaneously, split-screen style.
6. How do you make money on Mixer?
You can earn money once you become a partner. To become a partner you need: at least 750 followers, a rviewer count consistently in the 50s through whole stream for at least 2 months and you need to be streaming at a resolution of 720p or better. Partners receive benefits like subscription money, money from ads, the chance to test new features, and more.
7. What YouTubers are on Mixer?
Mainstream YouTubers have not yet begun to truly hop on the Mixer bandwagon as they have with Twitch, but give it time and they'll definitely pop along.