Twitch streamers are fed up. Recent hate attacks on the platform have targeted people of color and LGBTQ+ streamers and were carried out using bots that spam hate language in their chats. a live streamer, including profanity. To avoid being banned, bots use a combination of letters from different languages to cycle through the stream’s word filter.
While there have been numerous calls to action by Twitch from users both large and small, many content creators believe that streaming jugglers are not doing enough to prevent harassment. In the face of Twitch’s inaction, users of this platform have come together to boycott this platform called “A Day Off Twitch”, which took place today.
While streamers will be leaving Twitch, Twitch’s A Day Off doesn’t mean you still can’t fix your streaming. We’ve put together a list of some of the places where you can watch different streams while avoiding Twitch. These are also platforms you can explore if you are thinking of leaving Twitch for good.
Facebook recently started pushing to become a new face in the game streaming arena. Although it’s not too successful, it’s still a site worth mentioning. After all, there are some streamers that are truly exclusive to Facebook, so the platform seems to be serious about developing and fostering talent. Don’t expect an option even close to Twitch or YouTube, but it’s a space that could grow if Twitch users start to seriously consider alternatives.
YouTube is one of the most obvious alternatives to Twitch. Being the second largest streaming platform gives it a wide variety of streaming players to find and enjoy. Dr. Lupo even signed an exclusive deal with YouTube this week, showing that the platform is serious about picking out popular talent. Like Twitch, you can browse a list of games or a list of every current stream to find whatever you want to see.
Gaming isn’t the only attraction that Twitch boasts. Many audiences come to see the art streams and that’s it Picarto specializing in. Picarto hosts a wide variety of artists with a multitude of styles, and many popular artists even use it for live streaming purposes. You can visit the site now and click the Explore tab to see what kind of content is available on the site and start following some of the artists.
Trovo.live is a site where those familiar with Twitch will feel at home. It has a lot in common with Twitch, right down to its familiar user interface (to be honest, it looks almost identical to Twitch). While its current user base is a lot smaller than Twitch’s, Trovo offers a good selection of players and games to watch. You might even find a new player to watch regularly. Click the Games tab to start browsing through popular categories, from Grand Theft Auto DRAW come Minecraft. The only difference here is that this service is owned by Tencent, a corporation with a reputation for gamers.
TikTok is one of the newest video content sites to quickly become a hit in the space. In the past, it was better known for short-form video content, but the addition of a live streaming option was only a matter of time. It’s not a platform you’ll likely see a lot of games on (its vertical video orientation makes that difficult), but for fans who use Twitch to track individual personalities kernels or “Chat Only” streams, which can be a particularly good choice.