The curtains fall on Mixer, streamers, fans disappointed

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  • Mixer shuts down today, July 22, 2020.
  • Microsoft now invites Mixer viewers and streamers to join the Facebook Gaming platform.
  • Are you new to Twitch? We've got plenty of guides and UI tips to help as you transition from Mixer to the Amazon-owned gameplay streaming service. Check out the Twitch section to learn more!  
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Mixer goes offline

What were you up to when you first read the June 22, 2020 Tweet that Microsoft was shutting down the operational elements of Mixer? This piece of news came as a shocker to many content creators and huge fans of the game streaming platform.

Well, after implementing several impressive features, including a toxic free gaming environment, and bringing in a couple of big names like Ninja, Microsoft is finally pulling the plug on Mixer today.

Mixer goes offline today

Today, July 22, 2020, the Mixer streaming service is no more. According to the platform’s support page, Xbox One gamers can now switch to Twitch to stream their content.

As of July 22, 2020, the Mixer streaming service will shut down. You can continue streaming from your Xbox One by using the Twitch app.

From today, you cannot renew your Mixer channel subscriptions. Also, you’ll get an Xbox gift card in place of any active subscription you have.

One of the implications of the move to shut down Mixer is that the big shots that had exclusive deals with Microsoft can now join rivals like Twitch.

In the same vein, users can create Facebook Gaming accounts to follow streamers that move to the streaming service.

But there’s a current problem for Xbox One gamers wishing to switch to Facebook Gaming—the two platforms aren’t integrating anytime soon.  So, as a content creator, you’d have to first integrate your console with your PC.

In a blow to viewers though, some Xbox One gamers aren’t too eager to begin streaming on the Facebook app for gaming. And they’ve made their feelings known on Reddit.

One of them declares:

I don’t use anything Facebook and boy would I leave in a heartbeat if they put a Facebook pixel on my Xbox dashboard. FYI: I’ve been on Xbox since the original one.

Tell us how you feel about the merging of Mixer and Facebook Gaming in the comments section below.