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Mixcloud launches a livestreaming feature for its creators


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Streaming service Mixcloud has always been focused on uploads: DJ sets and radio-style shows uploaded for people to stream on-demand. Now, in a timely move, it’s adding a livestreaming feature. That’s audio and video livestreaming.

The company says the new Mixcloud Live feature will enable creators to stream live, archive the audio immediately – although this option is “coming soon” – and generate income. It’ll be part of Mixcloud’s ‘Select’ program that launched in late 2018, enabling creators to charge subscriptions for their channels on the service. The company is currently waiving its share of those subscriptions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mixcloud Live is available now for members of Mixcloud’s ‘Pro’ tier, and works with streaming tools like OBS and Wirecast. “We are very focused on helping creators generate more income directly from their fans via their live streams,” promised co-founder Nico Perez.

The original version of this story incorrectly stated that Mixcloud Live was audio, not video. In fact, it’s both!


Written by: Stuart Dredge