In 2017 Microsoft's Mixer service saw many improvements including 4-person co-streaming, support for 21 languages, the addition of the Mixer HypeZone, and more. As great as these features are, the Mixer team today shared that 2018 will be an "even bigger year."
Features lined up for Mixer in 2018 include expanding the HypeZone experience and working with "numerous game publishers" to bring Mixer interactivity to more games. Mixer will also "update and innovate in several areas" across the platform, with more information coming soon in March at the Game Developers Conference.
Examples of these innovations include adding the option for subscribing to specific channels inside the Mixer app on Xbox One and also the ability to donate to streamers on Mixer without having to leave the platform.
Mixer also plans to further support their Mixer Partners, and will invest in a new way for them to "connect with their viewers and build successful communities on Mixer." The Mixer Direct Purchase Program is a part of these plans, and you can learn more about this below:
With Mixer Direct Purchase, viewers can purchase digital games and game DLC directly through the Mixer streaming platform. When you’re watching a Mixer Partner playing a game or DLC that you want to own, you can purchase directly from the stream you’re watching. Mixer partners will earn a percentage from all purchases made through their stream, in turn helping them to continue to bring great content to their Mixer community.
With Mixer having more than 10 million active users in a month, things can only get better for the streaming platform from here on out. Do you like what Mixer has planned for this year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.