Twitch Vs YouTube; Which Is The Best To Start Streaming?

Twitch Vs YouTube; Which Is The Best To Start Streaming?

              Twitch Vs YouTube: Online Streaming has become a trend from the past many years and because of which many online platforms are established which offers you the best of best streaming content that anyone would ever imagine.

Well, if we are talking about online streaming then you must have heard about Twitch as it is the most popular online streaming platform and from past years it has been used by many users. But as soon as YouTube has also entered the arena, the platform is gaining much more love worldwide.

Because of this, the users get so much confused that what to choose and why to choose. These questions arise much often and therefore with the help of this article we are going to help you out by giving you the comparison of both Twitch and YouTube so that you can estimate which one is the best for you. So, without wasting any time let’s get started….

What are YouTube and Twitch?

About YouTube

YouTube is an American video-sharing website which is headquartered in San Bruno, California. YouTube was created by former PayPal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim in February 2005. Google then later in November 2006 bought the site for US$1.65 billion. YouTube is now being operated as one of Google’s subsidiaries.

YouTube let its users upload, view, rate, share, add to playlists, report, comment on videos, as well as subscribe to other users. It also lets a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos.

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There are many contents available on YouTube and some of them comprise of video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short as well as documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, as well as educational videos.

About Twitch

Twitch is a live streaming video platform that has been owned by Twitch Interactive, which is a subsidiary of Amazon. Twitch has been introduced in June 2011 as a spin-off of the general-interest streaming platform, The site mainly focuses on video game live streaming, which also comprises of broadcasts of eSports competitions, which also added music broadcasts, creative content, and more recently, “in real life” streams. Content on the site can be also viewed either live or else through video on demand.

Twitch Vs YouTube: Where Should You Start?

Number of Streamers

While comparing Twitch and YouTube on the basis of a number of streamers, Twitch is clearly winning the race. This is because Twitch is much older than YouTube and therefore has streamers from that time too.

As per the reports, as of January 2019, there are more than 60k people streamed on Twitch, that has produced 2 million hours of live video. On the other hand, there are only 22 thousand people streamed on YouTube, which generate 460K hours of videos to Live.


Youtube has an in-stream DVR that is accessible while Twitch, on the other hand, does not have such a facility. You can also go back up to 3 hours of data as well as watch what you may have missed but with the help of Twitch, you may possibly be able to reverse back only after the video is archived.

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If we talk about income, then it is very difficult to understand the Earnings structure of Twitch. If the subscriber pays $5, $2.50 is claimed by Twitter, that is about 50 percent of the total. Here the Streamers also get total 100% of the donation money, as well as big streamers,  can also earn unlimited amounts of money just from donations.

YouTube, on the other hand, is very contrasted to Twitch and has very much simpler structure, where viewers can donate using Super Chats. YouTube also takes about 30 percent of the total super chat donation amount. In addition, YouTube has sponsors where Twitch has subscribers. YouTube also takes a cut of 30% from each sponsor.

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