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PewDiePie reveals why he’s chosen to stream on DLive over YouTube or Twitch

Published: 9/Apr/2019 14:41

by Eli Becht

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Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg, the world’s largest YouTuber, has chosen to live stream on DLive over top competitors such as Twitch, YouTube and Mixer.

In a video released on April 9, the Swedish YouTuber revealed that he had a big announcement on the future of his livestreaming plans.

Currently, whenever PewDiePie does decide to livestream, he does it on YouTube but he has now revealed that won’t be the case going forward – as he is making the switch to DLive for all of his future streams.

YouTube: PewDiePieMeme Review won’t be leaving YouTube but Pewds’ live streams will be.

What is DLive?

The big selling point of using DLive is the fact the platform won’t take any cut of your earnings. If you’re just getting started out on Twitch, you will have your subs split 50/50 with Twitch until you become partnered where you’ll then be able to negotiate a different contract.

As a hugely popular platform, Twitch has a ton of established creators that have loyal audiences, so those looking to make it in the streaming world might actually consider a switch to DLive – especially if PewDiePie is able to bring a lot of new eyes to the platform. 

You can read much more about DLive by checking out their welcome letter.

Why PewDiePie using DLive is a big deal

While PewDiePie does have a following on other social media platforms, Twitter, for example, he has, by and large, made a name for himself on YouTube. With that said, he explained that he is excited to make a leap to DLive for live broadcasts.

“I’m really excited about DLive and I’m really to finally be livestreaming again,” PewDiePie said in his announcement video.

YouTube does feature its own livestreaming service, but Pewds has opted to ditch the platform and switch to DLive for regular streams. He will still make YouTube videos regularly so you don’t have to worry about those ending any time soon.

When will PewDiePie’s first stream be?

The Swede announced that his first stream on DLive will be on Sunday, April 14, at 10 am PT/1 pm ET/6pm BST and he will give away up to $50K to a max of 100 streamers.

He has not yet announced what viewers can expect on the platform, such as whether he’ll be playing a game or just talking with viewers, so we might have to wait until the actual stream for information on that.

What we can expect, however, is a lot of monetary donations to other creators so it’ll be worth tuning in just to see what ideas Pewds has to redistribute the cash with.

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Daniel Howell explains the reason behind his year-long YouTube hiatus

Published: 5/Jan/2021 19:57

by Virginia Glaze

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Dan & Phil are one of YouTube’s most popular duos and OG content creators — but while Phil has been fairly active on the platform, Dan mysteriously went quiet, only reappearing on the site after a year of radio silence.

British YouTube duo Daniel Howell & Phil Lester have garnered a massive fanbase ever since they began creating videos in 2006, hailed for their relatable sense of humor and long-lasting friendship.

Last year, Howell uploaded a video that quickly rose to the top of YouTube’s trending page, simply titled, “Basically, I’m Gay.”

The 45-minute long, soul-baring video featured a sit-down with Dan’s fans, where he discussed his sexual orientation and gave advice to those in his audience who may be discovering their own identities.

However, the YouTuber went quiet shortly thereafter and hadn’t uploaded or appeared in a video for an entire year until January 4, 2021, when he sat down beside Phil in a joint upload to discuss his whereabouts.

“As you know, I have clearly taken a break from regular YouTube uploads,” he explained. “This was an emotional and spiritual and personal growth journey that I chose to be on, that, you know… the gay video, everything else, I really felt like I hadn’t really had time to ask: ‘Who am I? What do I want? What am I doing? Why?’ And I’m in that period.”

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That being said, it wasn’t as if Dan hadn’t planned to put out some projects last year; according to the YouTuber, “There were supposed to be a couple of things, and then 2020 happened.”

The chaos of 2020 and his own self-discovery weren’t the only reasons he’s been absent, though, with both he and Phil revealing they’ve been busy moving into a new home of their own design.

 

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They don’t plan on doing a house tour anytime soon though, in an effort to protect their privacy — but it seems like their fans are sated enough after Dan finally made an appearance with Phil after an entire year relative inactivity.

Thus far, Dan has been met with an outpouring of support from his viewers, who can’t wait to see what this year has in store for him.