Streamer on Twitch and Mixer have a number of ways to make money, including subscriptions, bits / embers and donations. YouTube also offers monetization options, such as paid subscriptions and super-chat (paid comments pinned at the top of a chat). The animated stickers that viewers can buy to show their support to the creators are among the last.
YouTube started testing Super Stickers in July and is now distributing them to all eligible developers in 60 countries. When channels send streams or first videos, viewers can express their support by buying a sticker and placing it in the chat room. Banners are shared when a viewer buys a great sticker.
Creators can moderate super stickers, and initially there are eight packs of stickers, including five animated ones. The packs contain biographies that provide a context for when and why viewers could use a particular sticker. YouTube will offer packages in multiple languages, starting with English, French, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese.
The creators must meet the same criteria as Super Cats to activate Super Stickers – more than 100,000 channels have already received Super Cats.
It’s important for developers to have more opportunities to make money, as they have to face the fight between Twitch and Mixer to attract the best talent. It appeared Monday that Jack “CouRage” Dunlop, a popular twitch streamer, had signed an exclusive contract with YouTube. Last week, the service blocked Lachlan Power, a fixed streamer with more than 12 million subscribers.
If YouTube can not match or improve the capabilities of Twitch and Mixer, which streamer can make money with, YouTube will find it difficult to keep it. Mixer and Twitch also have animated stickers (or “cheermotes” in the case of Twitch) that you can buy with embers or pieces. With Super Stickers, YouTube retains at least some parity with its competitors.
Explorer. Avid alcohol enthusiast. Beeraholic. Infuriatingly humble writer. Tv specialist