Livestream Gaming is Hot and Growing

Livestream Gaming is Hot and Growing

Game on (2)Content is king. That holds true for livestream gaming as much as for the streaming wars taking place among Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple +, CBS All Access and more for movies and serial programs. Though less well known, livestream gaming is growing and has major players battling for talent. This CNBC story explains how YouTube, Amazon’s Twitch, Microsoft’s Mixer and Facebook Gaming are buying young talent to pull in new global audiences. The numbers of viewers appear to be quite large. Though Facebook wouldn’t specifically say how many people watch livestream gaming; according to the article, Facebook “claims more than 700 million users who play a game on Facebook, interact in a Facebook gaming group or watch a gaming video each month.” Numbers like these seem to be growing quickly for all the streaming services.