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Mixer

When people set up their stream, they usually care about their PC specs or about the games they are going to play. Still, most people decide not to deal with the platform to stream on: they choose either Twitch or YouTube Gaming. Of course, they are not bad, but they have their own disadvantages. The amount of lags, the leak of features and many other stuff can make you think of searching another platform. That’s why you may want to take a look on Mixer.

What is it?

Mixer (formerly Beam) is a video game live streaming platform owned by Microsoft. Like competing services, Mixer focuses on video gaming, including playthroughs of video games and live streaming, but is primarily distinguished by features designed to allow viewers to interact with streams. Using an SDK (software development kit), features can be integrated into games to allow users to affect gameplay or vote on elements using buttons displayed alongside the stream.

Features

Game changing ability

You can do literally anything via Mixer. You can take part in different votes or in different discussions, you can create challenges for the streamer you watch whenever he’s playing, or you can even do some in-game stuff, e.g. summoning mobs in different games. You can also use Mixer in order to give streamers all the statistics they need or any other useful information. Users earn “Sparks” for watching and participating in streams, which can then be spent to activate these features. You can also search for an opponent in chat.

Hypezone

Well, this feature is available only for certain games like PUBG or Fortnite or any other battle-arena. It was created to switch between the streams with highlights – you will only watch those streamers who are closer to success.

Multistream

You can join your friend’s stream: you can translate your gaming process together on one stream. No matter what you are actually playing: you can even play different games on different platforms – the screen will accurately divide in order to create immaculate multistream picture.

High speed

Other platforms make you wait. But Mixer does not. Mixer advertises that there is a latency of less than a second between the original broadcast and when it is received by users, rather than 10–20 seconds, which facilitates these features and encourages real-time interaction between streamers and their viewers without delays. The quality and speed of the stream will make you think that you’re sitting right behind the streamer.

Easy to watch

Even though Mixer, of course, provides its own website, it is not always enough to be happy – e.g. website streams are not that easy to watch via mobile phones. That’s why Mixer has its own mobile app. Also, if you have an Xbox One, you can watch Mixer streams with it.

Broadcast whatever you want

You can start your stream by a few clicks on your Xbox One or on your PC with Windows 10 – you don’t need extra software for it. If you want to stream your mobile gaming, you can upload Mixer Create both on iOS and Android. That tool will allow you to stream even if you don’t have decent Internet connection.

CATbot

CATbot is Mixer’s fearless auto chat filtration bot that can help remove unwanted content and trolls. When a message comes in that violates your CATbot level setting, it will automatically be hidden from your chat room before others see it. Only the streamers and moderators will actually see the message as struck out with a “removed by CATbot” flag next to it so your chat will never see it.

Mixer’s creators enabled you to configure CATbot by going to the top right hub menu > Broadcast Dashboard > broadcast. There, you will find the ability to set your channels Catbot level to your preference.

– On Low: CATbot will work to remove forms of bullying, hate speech, and extremely offensive language from your chat. This is recommended for 18+ rated streams.

– On Medium: CATbot is very restrictive of any and all forms of bullying and strong language. This is recommended for Teen rated streams.

– On High: CATbot will work to keep your chat clean from any profanity, vulgarity, hate speech, and other offensive language entirely. This is recommended for Family Friendly rated streams.

By default, CATbot will be enabled on the “Low” setting for all users, however you can choose to turn CATbot off entirely by selecting “Off” from the drop down Menu.

Share your controller

While using the “collective gamepad” function, you can give all your viewers full access to your gaming tools in order to let them play. It will increase the integration of viewers into the stream and will definitely help streamers to earn their audience.

Live support

Mixer has its own 24/7 friendly support that will help you if you don’t understand something. The speed of an answer is what differs Mixer from any other streaming platform – they answer you within a day.

Stream advertisement

No, it is not based on money. The main website contains the information about the streamers that grow faster than the others, and they are shown as perspective ones.  Also, there is a list of the most watched streamers combined, with no by-game segregation.

Now let’s talk about Mixer’s pros and cons and jump right into the conclusion.

9 Total Score
Mixer is one of the best streaming platforms right now.

Yes, it can sometimes act unstable, but it still easily bypasses other platforms by functionality and productive capacity. By the way, it is also very intuitive. All the functions are pretty straightforward. Even those who have never worked with streaming before will not have problems while using Mixer. That’s why you should definitely try to stream on it if you haven’t already decided with which platform to stream on.

PROS
  • Functional Chat bot
  • Quick 24/7 support
  • Ability to participate in other people’s stream
  • Multiplatform support
  • No extra software required on Windows 10 and Xbox One
CONS
  • Bugs are rare but can occur
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9 Total Score
Mixer is one of the best streaming platforms right now.

Yes, it can sometimes act unstable, but it still easily bypasses other platforms by functionality and productive capacity. By the way, it is also very intuitive. All the functions are pretty straightforward. Even those who have never worked with streaming before will not have problems while using Mixer. That’s why you should definitely try to stream on it if you haven’t already decided with which platform to stream on.

PROS
  • Functional Chat bot
  • Quick 24/7 support
  • Ability to participate in other people’s stream
  • Multiplatform support
  • No extra software required on Windows 10 and Xbox One
CONS
  • Bugs are rare but can occur
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