Pokimane explains the downside of Twitch compared to YouTube

by Brent Koepp
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Twitch star Imane 'Pokimane' Anys opened up about the differences between Twitch and YouTube during the April 5 episode of the OfflineTV Podcast. 

Pokimane is one of the top personalities on Twitch, as her laidback gaming broadcasts have built up a large audience. The star also boasts millions of followers across her Instagram and Twitter, making her a force to be reckoned with.

However during the latest episode of the Offline TV podcast, she explained why streaming sometimes has viewers that have a sense of "entitlement" compared to other mediums.


Pokimane on difference between Twitch and YouTube

During the podcast, Pokimane sat down with fellow members Yvonne, Michael Reeves, and LilyPichu where the group discussed a variety of topics – including their profession.

However during the conversation, the Twitch star opened up about the positives of YouTube, while also explaining the downside to streamers and their relationship with viewers.

"I do think it's kind of nice how like, YouTube compared to streaming, like streaming facilitates that kind of feeling towards a content creator. Sort of like entitlement or feeling like you really know them. And feeling like you know them a lot better than they know you," she said.

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The Offline TV had an in-depth discussion about streaming.


Pokimane also revealed that she sees similar kind of behavior on forums like Reddit, where threads exist about her, and the people posting act like they know her in real life.

"I also see so much of that in threads. Whether it's Reddit threads, or other forums. It's amazing how ongoing these threads are. I started realizing as I saw how ongoing they are year after year, I'm just living my life, and these people are just commenting," she continued.

The streamer said she had felt frustration in the past, before letting it go. "Either way they are going to comment. It's so out of my control that it's not even worth giving input."

(Timestamp 11:04 for mobile users.)



While many dream about becoming famous, there is no denying that being a public figure comes with its own set of problems. And according to the streamer, there are even different challenges between platforms such as YouTube and Twitch.

Regardless of the downsides, Pokimane continues to crush it, amassing over 4.2 million followers to her channel in 2020. The Moroccan-Canadian even launched her own successful clothing line in 2019.