After four-and-a-half years, Microsoft's livestreaming platform Mixer will shut down later today. Officially, Mixer streamers (Mixerers?) are invited to swap over to Facebook Gaming's livestreaming service, with treasured Mixer Partners getting partner status over there too. From what I've seen on my stroll through Mixer on this final day, a whole lot of folks are planning to switch to Twitch. The shutdown comes less than…
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Less than a year ago, Microsoft made a series of big moves to increase viewership on their game livestreaming site Mixer by buying the exclusivity of household name streamers like Ninja and Shroud. Today, Mixer announced that it's shutting down—in exactly a month. On July 22nd, Mixer's website will forward to Facebook Gaming, which Microsoft will be partnering with for the foreseeable future.
If you didn't know that Facebook have their own game streaming network, don't worry. Neither did I. Facebook Gaming is the blue giant's gaming-only spin on Twitch, YouTube, and Mixer. It's existed on browsers for a while, but is now available as a standalone mobile app that launched on the Google Play Store today. An iPhone version is still "in the works."