We watched almost 13 billion hours of live streams in 2019


The year-end State of Streaming report from StreamElements and Arsenal reveals that we’ve collectively watched about a 1.5 million years’ worth of live streams in 2019. We watched most of them on Twitch, but other sites are slowly starting to chip away at its lead. The total number of hours watched comes out to around 12.7 billion hours. That’s increased from about 10.3 billion in 2018. This isn’t just game streaming, either. According to the report, Twitch’s IRL category (which includes music, makeup, crafting, and just chatting) is going to be the site’s second-most-watched category next year. In November, Twitch viewers…

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