Mixer has embarked upon the next major evolution on Mixer. Season 2 reflects the living, breathing nature of Mixer with new experiences and new things to try all the time. As part of Season 2, Mixer is continuing to grow and refine your existing experiences with new video capabilities for streaming and viewing. And Mixer is also investing in three big new areas: expression, supporting creators through new monetization, and strengthening streamer communities. See below for more details:
- Skills [Available Now]. The first and most visible change you’ll notice are new forms of expression. There are now way more ways to participate in your favourite stream than just typing a message into chat. From sending animated Stickers and GIFs, launching celebratory Effects like fireworks and laser shows, or rallying the community to keep digital beachballs bouncing, Skills provide completely new ways to express yourself while watching a stream.
- Sparks Patronage [Available Now]. Now, you can support your favourite Streamer without breaking the bank by using Sparks. Earn Sparks just by watching streams, spend them on Skills and help partnered streamers reach milestones that give them real money payouts.
- Mixer Embers [Coming Soon]. Celebrate and show support with Mixer Embers, a new virtual currency that you can buy and use on high-value Skills. Embers will be a paid currency that goes a step further than Sparks and provides your favorite streamers with direct financial rewards and bigger celebrations.
- Progression [Coming in 2019]. The Mixer progression system will reward your entire engagement with a streamer’s community and on Mixer as a whole. Level up by participating in chat, using Skills, earning Applause from other users (stay tuned for more details on how Applause works), or simply coming back each day. Show your support for the community, unlock new Skills and stand out from the crowd.
As of now, you can dive into Skills and Sparks Patronage on Mixer. And then in the coming weeks and months, you’ll continue to see new updates, including the addition of Mixer Embers and Progression. Xbox will introduce new features and Skills and refine the existing ones based on community feedback, so please share your thoughts with them.
Head over to Mixer to celebrate the first day of Season 2, launch your first Skill and check out their digital launch celebration.