Why Streamers are LEAVING Twitch for YouTube

Some of Twitch's biggest streamers have been leaving the platform to instead stream on YouTube. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss Streamlabs' new Safe Mode, Twitch's new Ad Manager, and much more.


Has Streamlabs FIXED Twitch Subs? [100% Revenue]

Streamlabs has introduced a new feature for streamers to help combat the 50/50 split that Twitch currently takes. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss OBS Studio V27.1, OnlyFans backtracking, Twitch’s new Creator Goals feature and much more.


Twitch is Getting FLOODED with Hate Raids

Twitch streamers are finding themselves subject to organized attacks from bot accounts flooding their chat with hateful messages. In today's podcast, we'll be talking through Twitch's response, some helpful community built tools, as well as all the other livestreaming news from the past week.


YouTube Adding 4 NEW Features For Streamers

YouTube are adding FOUR much needed features to their live platform hoping to entice more streamers over from Twitch. We'll also be discussing Streamlabs' 2 new tools, TikTok breaking records and why MrBeast has launched a Spanish channel...


Why Are Elgato Products SO Expensive? With Julian Fest

Elgato recently launched NINE new products for streamers and content creators. We'll be chatting live with Elgato GM Julian Fest about what it's like to build products for such a growing industry, how Elgato have grown to become one of the leading brands in the creator space, and why sometimes you can't please everyone when it comes to price.


Twitch Can’t Keep Taking 50% of Earnings…

Twitch are under pressure after Facebook have announced that creators will be keeping 100% of revenue from subscriptions and badges and Twitter have announced they will only be taking a 3% cut on Super Follows. Join Pete and Ben in this weeks livestream as they also discuss updates to Spotify's Greenroom, YouTube analytics, and much more!


Twitch Adds Animated Emotes, Activity Feed, and Polls API

Twitch are making some major changes to emotes, with animation options, special follower emotes, and even an emote library! Join Pete and Ben in this weeks livestream as they also discuss updates to OBS Studio, Twitch's activity feed, and much more!


Twitch Adds 350+ New Tags, Chants, and Hot-Tub Category

Twitch have introduced over 350 new tags that streamers can use, as well as a new Chants feature and a dedicated category for Hot Tub streaming. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss AVerMedia's Nexus launch, Twitter Verification, and much more!


YouTube Shorts Fund, Twitch Local Subs, Discord Rebrand

YouTube has announced a $100M fund that will be awarded to creators using the new Shorts feature, hoping to entice users away from competitor platforms like TikTok. Join Pete and Ben as the also discuss changes to some Twitch Partners' 70/30 sub splits, Discord's rebranding, and much more!


Discord for PS5, Twitch DMCA Controls, Twitter’s Tip Jar

Sony has invested in Discord as they look to integrate the popular chat service into consoles. Join Pete and Ben LIVE as they also discuss the increase in Twitch Live DMCA strikes, Twitter's new Tip Jar feature, and much more!


Twitch Hot Tub Meta, Esports Certification, YouTube’s Algo

Twitch recently hosted a "Let's Chat" where they responded to the recent controversy around the Hot Tub Meta. Join Pete and Ben LIVE as they also discuss the Esports Certification Institute, YouTube's Algorithm, and much more.


Twitch Removes Followers / Keeping Up With Chat

Twitch has recently purged millions of bot accounts from its platform and has caused some large impact to some of the biggest channels. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss Ludwig breaking subscription records, Rode providing an update to its NT-USB mic, upcoming Twitch events and more.


YouTube Live STRUGGLING While Twitch Breaks Records?

Streamlabs and Stream Hatchet released their 2021 Q1 streaming report which has shown some changes in viewership that are raising questions. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss Jimmy Fallon's stream highlights, Herman Miller signing streamers, creators becoming part owners in esports teams, NVIDIA Maxine and more.


Discord’s Newest Feature is a Perfect Copy of Clubhouse

Dr. Disrespect has released his book 'Violent. Speed. Momentum' with praising reviews before it's even been received. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss the Discord transparency report, Jimmy Fallon's Twitch debut, Ludwig's continuing live stream and more.


Ludwig’s ABSURD Subathon Stream Passes 400 Hours

Twitch has an inbuilt closed captions tool available to streamers which many didn't know about, until now. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss the rise of the GTAV category, how follower only mode hurts creators, Twitch hiring for a new department and more.


Twitch DMCA Roadmap, are Microsoft Buying Discord?

Twitch showcased some new tools for creators to manage potential DMCA claims as well as their own content to protect themselves, but still falls short. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss changes to YouTube's copyright process, the benefits of co-streaming live events, Microsoft possibly buying Discord and more.


What Does Twitch’s Brand Safety Score Mean?

The discovery of the Brand Safety Score on Twitch has left some nervous about what this means for their earnings moving forwards. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss Glimesh's launch post-mortem, Ludwig's never ending stream, the new Twitch Atlas and more.


Twitch “Shoutout” Refunds, Elgato Launch, TikTok Clips

Twitch has added options for requesting subscription refunds that not everyone agrees with. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss Elgato's new product range, new YouTube analytics, tools to convert your clips for social media and more.


Twitch “Womxn” Alliance, Rolling Stone, and Glimesh.tv

Twitch's latest attempt at being inclusive has unfortunately ended up being exclusive and landing the platform in hot water. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss alternative streaming platforms, big brands signing on to Twitch, the Purple Screen of Death and more.


Twitch’s Hilarious DMCA Fail with Metallica’s BlizzCon Show

Twitch is looking to expand it's content options by offering incentives to non-gaming creators, just don't play live music while it happens. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss the BlizzCon live stream event, the popularity predictions of games, the Mars rover landing and more.


Twitch Viewers Vote for New PogChamp, and It’s a Lizard?

The Twitch community have officially voted in a permanent replacement for the PogChamp emote. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss the recent examples of police weaponizing DMCA claims against IRL streamers, charity auction streams, YouTube embed linking and more.


Twitch Embeds Keep Getting Worse

With Twitch pushing the now infamous 'Purple Screen Of Death' on websites displaying embedded streams; what does this mean for the viewer experience of the platform? Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss streamers appearing in Super Bowl commercials, legal concerns regarding Twitch VODs, CD Projekt Red being hacked and more.


YouTube Clips, Twitch Embeds, and GameStonks Streamers

Sometimes success on Twitch comes down to being the most knowledgeable person on a specific subject at the right time. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss the rise in interest of stocks in the streaming world, the latest updates to YouTube, Streamlabs' quarterly report, technical changes on Twitch and more.


Why “Just Chatting” is Essential for Your Stream

StreamElements have delivered their report on the streaming industry for 2020 with some surprising insights. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss what these results mean, esports pledging large prize pools for 2021, inconsistent moderation on Twitch, mixed reality for streamers and more.


TheGrefg SHATTERS Twitch Records 2+ MILLION Viewers

The all-time record for peak live streaming viewership in one channel was recently broken with over 2 million viewers. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss what these viewership numbers mean for live streaming, the ongoing technical problems on Twitch, recent changes to developer content policies and more.


How To Make 2021 Your BEST Year Streaming

Setting goals for your streams and content in 2021 can be a useful exercise to help you stay on track and grow an audience. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss some of the highlights of the year from Steam concurrent player records, chasing popular games, how to set achievable goals and more.


2020 Review – Looking Back on a CRAZY Year for Streamers

The year 2020 has been a roller coaster for both gamers & streamers. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss some of the highlights of the year from Mixer closing its doors, best microphones for streamers, popular games and more.


You can now PAY to get Twitch Affiliate?!

Monstercat provides a deal for streamers to buy Affiliate status on Twitch, then retracts it. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss Youtube increasing it's ad coverage, game publishers supporting content creators, Twitch Rivals drama, updated features to the platform and more.


Why Streamers are Frustrated with Twitch’s GlitchCon

Twitch hosted it's first ever virtual event; GlitchCon with mixed results. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss the ongoing issue with music and DMCA, what upcoming features we'll see to the platform, multiplayer ads and Youtube's Creator Insights presentation and what it means for creators.


Why Twitch’s Ad Experience SUCKS for Streamers

Twitch's battle with ad-blockers and insistence on running frequent ads is bad news for streamers of ALL sizes. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss more DMCA updates, Twitch's new Celebrations donation feature, and the virtual replacement for TwitchCon: GlitchCon.


Twitch Streamers FORCED To Delete Their Life’s Work

The Gaming Careers Podcast is back! Joined by our new co-host Benjamin Green, this week we discuss the ongoing DMCA strikes happening on Twitch, AOC's record breaking first stream, new tech from companies like Elgato and Shure, and the big streamers that are limiting how much viewers can donate.


From 10 to 10,000 Viewers on Twitch: The Story of Pestily

We talk to Pestily, the number one Escape From Tarkov streamer about how he grew from 10 viewers to now averaging 10,000 viewers per stream. We also discuss in great detail how Pestily utilised YouTube to accelerate his growth on Twitch, and how his community are well on their way to raising $1 million for charity in 2020.


The Secrets To AMAZING Audio For Your Streams

We talk to Bandrew Scott, of Podcastage, an audio expert who's built a whole YouTube channel reviewing microphones and audio interfaces for podcasters and streamers. We're diving deep into the data I gathered for last week's YouTube video where I researched the most common microphones used by the top 250 streamers on Twitch.


How To BOOST Your Income as a Streamer: 5 BEST TIPS

In this solo episode we discuss the best ways to monetize your live streams on Twitch, Mixer, YouTube, or any other platform. These tips apply from small streamers just starting out, up to partnered streamers that have been streaming full-time for years.


How To Go Full-Time on Twitch: Seize The Opportunity

We talk to Valkia, a full-time Twitch Streamer who grew to popularity by combining his love for marketing with FPS games. In this episode we discuss what it takes to grow your stream from hobby to full-time career, how you can best utilise YouTube to funnel viewers to Twitch and what it's like trying to branch out from the game that made you famous.


Why Twitch Might Not Be The Best Platform For You

We talk to Boom Kitty, aka Eric, a YouTube streamer who produces electronic music full-time that's been featured in games like Beat Saber and Geometry Dash. In this episode, we cover what makes a stream watchable, which streaming platforms pay the most and how one 5-minute email can change your life.


Creating OBS: The MOST POPULAR Streaming Software

We talk to Hugh "Jim" Bailey, the guy who created Open Broadcaster Software, more commonly known as OBS. We discuss how OBS grew from a solo side-project to the world's most popular streaming software, why Twitch is still the best platform for viewers, and what it's like to turn down a 7-figure offer.


How Streamlabs is HELPING Streamers MAKE More Money

We talk with Streamlabs founder and CEO, Ali Moiz, about his story of building Streamlabs from the ground up to be one of the major players in streaming software, his thoughts on the platform wars going on between Twitch, YouTube and Mixer and what he thinks creators like you can look forward to in the next few years in streaming.