Mixer is helping its community of partnered streamers stay afloat amid the difficult living conditions that the COVID-19 pandemic has created. Microsoft’s streaming platform has donated US$100 to its partnered streamers, regardless of the popularity of their respective channels.

The initiative came without any official announcement from Microsoft or the Mixer team. However, Mixer acknowledged the donations via Twitter when several streamers found the generous bonuses in their accounts.

With bigger streamers like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek joining the platform, Mixer has been increasingly prolific in creating and offering content.

In Q1 2020, Mixer generated 28.3 million streamed hours, second only to Twitch’s 121.4 million, according to Streamlabs and Stream Hatchet. Mixer also had the second largest number of unique channels (4 million), again trailing Twitch (6.1 million).

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