Mixer caused a bit of confusion earlier this week when it began upgrading members to its paid Pro membership without their consent or knowledge but the staff at Mixer have now explained exactly what it was all about in a new blog post on the official Mixer blog.
As was implied by the numerous replies to concerned users on Twitter, the Pro memberships were given to those that had been users before the name change (from Beam) and had user levels above 50. These power users also received 50,000 sparks (digital currency which can be used to interact with streams), a special gold badge for their profile, and one free subscription which they can gift to any Beam Partner.
Beam users who hadn’t made it to Level 50 but had surpassed Level 10 received the free subscription and gold badge.
Mixer is Microsoft’s rival solution to Amazon’s Twitch video game streaming service and had its name changed from Beam last month due to the company not having the rights to use that brand in all regions. Do you use Mixer? Let us know why or why not in the comments below.Further reading: Microsoft, Mixer, Video Games, Windows 10, Xbox, Xbox One