Last week we announced that StreamAlive is available on Twitch and we love that many of you are already exploring the audience engagement tools on this new platform!
This week we’re thrilled to let you know that Emojis Everywhere is now available to all members! (there was a debate on whether Emojis Explosion was a better name, what do you think?).
With this new audience interaction, people can react to your question with emojis.
StreamAlive in the wild
Ray Cokes is a veteran TV presenter from the golden days of MTV. Today, he hosts the popular EEEVENING SHOW on YouTube, a livestreamed entertainment show that gets thousands of viewers each week.
Ray uses StreamAlive’s audience engagement tools throughout his 90-minute shows to boost engagement and make the audience feel like they are a key part of the show.
Catch Ray Cokes every Saturday on YouTube Live here.
Elsewhere it’s been a busy week in the livestreaming space. Here’s a rundown of the stories we’ve been reading:
Earlier this month Twitch announced that it was banning ‘in-stream’ ads by livestreamers and would restrict sponsorship logos to 3% of the screen. This didn’t go down well with streamers who rely on sponsorship for their income. After big names threatened to leave the service, Twitch did a U-turn and apologized to creators.
Last year Anthony Velez thought he was doing well selling $100,000 worth of pre-owned designer bags every month at seven outlets across NYC. Then he discovered livestreaming and began making $100,000 a day. Now he’s being courted by TikTok, Poshmark, and eBay Live who all want him on their livestream shopping platforms.
When global acts like Depeche Mode, Blur, Rosalia, New Order, Caroline Polachek, and Kendrick Lamar take to the stage in Barcelona, they won’t only be playing to a crowd of 70,000, their performance will be broadcast worldwide to an army of fans. Amazon Music thinks that this is the future of music festivals.
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If you haven’t already, check out our social media pages to stay updated on our quirky takes on the latest social media trends and the occasional piece of engagement-related advice.
All the best,
Lux and the StreamAlive team