DLive, a new streaming service made for empowering content creators & viewers has started marketing itself to take out twitch, the premiere streaming platform of choice for most creators. Announced a few days ago, notably from the help of PewDiePie, the streaming service has been met with positive reactions.
While there have been other streaming platforms like Mixer, Dlive’s USP is that it rewards creators as well as viewers for engaging with their platform. The service is also making headlines for their claims of taking no cuts of “any of your earnings, whether that’s a recurring subscription or a one-time gift.” As said by Charles
“…we are changing the whole game by putting platform ownership in the hands of the users through blockchain technology. The users of DLive are the ones that are rewarded for their contributions as the platform grows. It doesn’t matter if you are a content creator or viewer, your contributions are valued. Unlike traditional platforms, DLive takes absolutely zero platform cuts from users’ donations and subscriptions.”
While the platform has been active in a beta state before, it’s only recently been redesigned with added support. You can start streaming on the platform for free by visiting their website & following the instructions. If you’ve ever live-streamed on Twitch, then you’ll have no problems in setting up your client (e.g OBS).
The platform has been heavily promoted by YouTube’s most subscribed channel & creator PewDiePie. The Swedish YouTuber recently announced his partnership with DLive to stream exclusively on the platform in the coming weeks.
As the content creation space grows, streaming services like DLive will find it in their best interests to market themselves now. While I have liked Twitch, there are many flaws like the lack of moderation (in certain cases) which need to be looked into. Even YouTube has been trying their hands at getting ahead on the content streaming game with YouTube Gaming.
You can sign up and stream on DLive for free. As for whether the service will be able to make a case for itself, only time will tell.