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Twitch continues to lead rivals including YouTube Live, Facebook Gaming, and Microsoft’s Mixer when it comes to live streaming video. Despite experiencing its first decline in hours watched in Q2 2019, the Amazon-owned game streaming site still had its second-biggest quarter to date, with over 70% of the hours watched during the quarter.

According to a new report from StreamElements, Twitch viewers live-streamed a total of 2.72+ billion hours in Q2 — or 72.2% of all live hours watched — compared with 735.54 million hours on YouTube Live (19.5%), 197.76 million on Facebook Gaming (5.3%), and just 112.29 million hours (3%) on Mixer.

Combined, the total hours watched across all four platforms was 3.77 billion in Q2.

While none of Twitch’s rivals are nearly catching up, YouTube Live did have a good month in May, breaking its own record with 284 million hours watched then. Overall, YouTube Live’s hours watched improved in Q2 as a result while Twitch saw a slight decline.

Facebook Gaming is also gaining steam. It’s now the third-biggest live streaming platform, having passed Microsoft Mixer.

Despite its traction, Twitch doesn’t have much of a longtail when it comes to stream viewership. That’s a problem it has …read more

Source:: TechCrunch


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