Which streaming service do you prefer?

Gaming is becoming more and more popular nowadays with many people turning to streaming to stream their game play, some of which do it to earn money whilst others do it just for fun and so their friends can watch them play the game.

Nowadays you have Twitch, YouTube Gaming and now another streaming site called Beam. Both Twitch and Beam can be used on consoles such as PS4 and Xbox One making it easy for you to start streaming but as of yet YouTube Gaming is not available on consoles so you have to find other ways to be able to stream your gameplay through the console of your choice.

I myself much prefer using Twitch however since Beam was made available on Xbox One I found that has better time gap between your actual gameplay and the gameplay shown on the stream so I have started using Beam to test it out.

Which streaming service do you prefer to use whether it be for watching or streaming yourself?

Poll Options

  Twitch Vote
90.91% voted this
  YouTube Gaming Vote
9.09% voted this
  Beam Vote
Total Votes: 11


I would definitely vote for Twitch. Almost every game has included Twitch to their Menus and it is pretty easy to setup and start streaming! Also it has a lot of people, big community there!
Posted by wezegan on 05-01-2017
Twitch is the all-time contrast of content creators that entertain and prove so much hilarity. There's also so many different games streamed by different personalities
Posted by Atropia on 05-02-2017
Maybe it is just a consequence of having shit-tier internet, but I vote for youtube gaming because it just works. Twitch often gives me trouble when my connection is slow and it seems that at least for me it has no intention of buffering more than 10 seconds at a time which leads to a very poor experience when trying to enjoy a stream. yet youtube seems to be optimized even for crappy connections like mine.
Posted by QuickSilverD on 05-07-2017
Twitch all the way.

I got no idea what Beam is so I won't comment on that.

YouTube gaming isn't bad but it isn't better than Twitch. I think it does have huge potential for growth. Sadly, they aren't realising it and putting more resources and effort into that aspect. They should focus on trying to acquire some of the well-established popular streamers so they will attract a bigger viewer base.

Twitch is number 1 without any doubt. Amazon did a good job of acquiring it. It will be incredibly hard for any other gaming streaming platform to come anywhere near it because it's already so big and well received. I love turning on my PS4, loading the twitch app and watching streams in bed before I fall asleep :)
Posted by Mehano on 05-09-2017
Twitch is obviously the way to go, such a simple app or website, very easy to learn and you got everything in one place. YouTube could be a hard competitor if they focused more on making a Livestream dedicated app or site on YouTube.
Posted by Ludwigwigren on 05-14-2017
Twitch is definitely the best game streaming site out there right now. There are so many different features on twitch that make the viewer experience so much better than all the other streaming sites out there. Also you can stream if you want right away from your ps4 or xbox one with the app within the console, which makes it possible for anyone to be able to stream with minimal streaming equipment.
Posted by tjkozlowski20 on 05-15-2017
Twitch is my most preferred streaming service. It was the first site I found when I became interested in watching streamers.Currently, I am still using it to view my favourite YouTubers stream. The navigation on the site is so easy and simple that I can find even the low viewed streamers that are playing my games. Also, one thing that I love about twitch is how the site is kind enough to provide spotlights to random streamers in order to boost their viewers which also increases the amount of income they could make. Not only that, but the site also holds deep thoughts about its viewers and offers many cheap possible ways for them to become a premium member, subscribe to their favourite streamer, or even add more payment methods every week so no one gets left out. I plan on continue using twitch as my daily streaming service to view the people I enjoy watching. :D
Posted by AWPEK on 05-15-2017
I fancy Twitch because it is so integrated with gaming that it's almost directly linked to my favorite games(League of Legends, CS: GO etc.). I also admire the fact that they give gamers a way to support themselves doing what they love. It almost seems like a dream for someone who isn't experiencing it, but I'm pretty sure it comes with all of its' own problems. The platform is easy to use and gives a variety of options as well as constantly adding new features. It also gives notifications for when your favorite streamers are streaming and it gives you a way to help them out also. Overall it's a well-rounded service platform that I find superior to all its priors.
Posted by AlexHarris on 05-17-2017
I don't really do game streams, but when I do, it's on Youtube Gaming. I feel like it's effective enough. It might not be the best, but it gets the job done.

Twitch also seems like a popular choice based on what my friends say. I might try it one day, but for now, I'm happy with Youtube Gaming.
Posted by kataomoi on 05-27-2017
Youtube gaming is still not at the point where Twitch is as they have already evolved pretty much to where they need to be at this point while YTG is still in its infancy. I like that Twitch already has all the bells and whistles covered and all the means of monetizing for the streamers are already in place so it attracts content creators much more. Also, I dislike how Youtube is mixing gaming recommendations with all my other ones as I don't like how they are pushing their live streams from random people I don't care about in my front page so that annoys me a lot.
Posted by Wubwub on 12-30-2017
I don’t clearly understand the need for streaming with the gaming. Maybe I am not abreast with the times. Okay, pardon me for my ignorance. Perhaps the streaming is for the interactive games where you have an opponent on the other end of the internet. That means you need to download the data for playing. Is that the reason for the need of streaming? I hope there is someone who can explain about my question.
Posted by Corzhens on 04-12-2018
I am not a gamer so I can only choose based on what others have heard. From what I hear, Twitch is the best choice. So that's how I voted.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 06-30-2018