Twitch or YouTube: Which platform should you focus on?
Nowadays, while Twitch still reigns supreme, YouTube has risen to become a formidable competitor that new streamers are considering. While you can get your streaming journey started on either platform, you’ll want to make sure you take into account the revenue each platform takes (especially if you’re looking at the long-term prospects). Twitch takes 50% of subscriber revenue, whereas YouTube only takes 30%. YouTube is also more lenient with its bans, as you’ll need three strikes for your channel to be taken down. Twitch, on the other hand, is notorious for banning streamers for controversial reasons.
The takeaways from today’s post are that which platform you pick would depend largely on what you’re looking to prioritize. YouTube is a great choice if you want to grow since you’ll compete against fewer streamers. If you’re looking to build a community on a more ‘traditional’ platform, Twitch is still the way to go, as it’s still the go-to platform for most viewers.