Twitch is essentially going to be the first stop for everyone who wants to start a life of streaming, whether for a possible job or just for enjoyment.
The site attracts millions of viewers every day because to the platform’s role in housing well-known content creators like Amouranth, Asmongold, xQc, and many others. Fans watch endless streams as a result, and the most current statistics indicate that the service, which is owned by Amazon, is doing reasonably well for itself.
A recent article from GamesIndustry.biz claims that Twitch has accumulated around 1.7 billion hours of programming watched. That only applies to the month of July.
However, the report goes on to say that this is slightly less than the two billion that was logged at the start of this year, and the platform has yet to reach the numbers that it did in January. The fact that 1.7 billion people still consume a lot of content shows that gamers and streaming enthusiasts are popular.
When compared to rival streaming platforms like YouTube Gaming and Facebook Gaming, this is extremely significant. According to the statistics, the former clocked 292 million hours, while the latter clocked 424 million. These are still great numbers on their own, but they are plainly dwarfed by Twitch’s revenue. It appears that “Just Chatting” topped the list of Twitch’s most-watched categories with 255 million hours seen, while League of Legends garnered 113 million viewers. Streaming platforms are reportedly suffering a fall in growth overall, particularly when compared to the prior year, despite how well Twitch and the others are performing, according to a report from a few months ago.
It is impossible to say for sure, but it may play a role, whether this is because lockdowns and other pandemic restrictions have been loosened, allowing less people to be cooped up in their homes with their devices.
Unfortunately, there isn’t all good news for services like Twitch. There is still a lot of hostile and negative behaviour that is resulting in the harassment of some content creators, the majority of which are from the LGBTQ+ community, as evidenced by streamers like Keffals getting swatted and doxxed.
It is hoped that the website would take substantial steps to ensure that streamers can remain safe both on and off-camera as a result of the continuous toxicity.