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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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Twitch bot finds PS5s and Xbox Series Xs in-stock so you don’t have to

Published: 26/Nov/2020 18:10

by Michael Gwilliam

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A popular new Twitch bot is doing all the legwork to help gamers find out what stores have PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles in stock.

Gamers have been hard-pressed to find a next-gen console for themselves or loved ones as the Christmas season approaches. It seems like almost everywhere is sold out, leaving only scalpers who have been selling units for insane markups.

Now, a new Twitch bot has entered the fray and is helping anyone who can’t keep up with the constant refreshing know when they can get their hands on Sony or Microsoft’s new console.

Viewers can simply go to the Twitch channel and watch live as the bot searches through various sites to find inventory. The bot will actively check through Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and more and state whether they’re out of stock or have consoles in.

As a nice little bonus, the channel even says when the last “drop” was. At the time of publishing, the last store to get both consoles in stock was Walmart at 9:30 PM EST on November 25.

Users can also use the !local command to check any store stock near them.

According to Polygon, the channel is run by Cam Ritz and uses a program called streetmerchant that does the monitoring.

The program’s features page state that it “scrapes multiple websites for patterns of being stocked via API and Chromium.”

Ritz claims that so far, the bot has helped viewers actually find consoles – with a few nabbing Series Xs from GameStop and Sam’s Club.

Unfortunately, for most viewers, watching the stream will result in a near-endless red wave of OUT OF STOCK notifications, further cementing just how difficult it is to find a console this year.

As the days continue and the Christmas season approaches, keeping this channel open may be a great tool if you’re actively still looking for a PS5 or Xbox Series X. Or for those who have managed to already snag a console, it can serve as a reminder of just how difficult it can be.