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!


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.


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.


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’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.


Twitch Introduces Recap and Responds to PogChamp Drama

Twitch recently sent out 2020 Recap emails out to viewers and streamers breaking down individual statistics to look back on the year. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss what these statistics mean, the changing popularity of games, Twitch's response to PogChamp, the importance of taking breaks 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.


Can YouTube DETHRONE Twitch?

YouTube have hit an enormous milestone of over 100 BILLION hours watched in 2020. Join Pete and Ben as they also discuss DMCA strikes possibly becoming felonies, multiple updates to the Twitch platform, Nintendo shutting down soundtracks, fighting game documentaries 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.


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.