Mixer.com – an alternative to Twitch.tv and a streaming platform gaining nothing but popularity is becoming more and more widespread, with more streamers than ever and now more viewers too.
Mixer (previously Beam) was purchased by Microsoft back in 2016 and has since been integrated straight into Xbox One, making it an extremely accessible streaming service for casual console gamers looking for an audience.
Mixer also has a host of unique features on the platform that aren’t yet available anywhere else, like MixPlay – which lets viewers interact with streamers in unique and interesting ways within certain games.
So with the influx of Mixer streamers and users, we have decided to add Mixer support to our most popular Twitch WordPress plugin – Twitch Wall Pro.
Mixer Wall Pro allows you to easily embed a group of Mixer streams on your WordPress website. Embed streams based on a game, a list of mixer channels, or a Mixer team. Advanced shortcodes allow you to embed multiple Mixer Walls on your site, quickly and easily.
Mixer Wall Pro
Check out our Mixer Wall demo here.
Mixer.com, Microsoft’s answer to twitch.tv has been slowly growing over the past couple of years (and was previously known as beam).
As the platform grows, more and more Mixer users have been requesting that we integrate our WordPress products – namely Broadcast and Broadcast PRO – with the Mixer API.
Well today we were finaly able to make that happen with the release of our first Mixer WordPress plugin – Broadcast Companion (Mixer).
Broadcast Companion (Mixer) unlocks the exact same functionality for our WordPress themes as our Twitch equivalent – Broadcast Companion – which we’ll now be re-naming to Broadcast Companion (Twitch).
When combined with Broadcast or Broadcast PRO, Broadcast Companion (Mixer) hooks into the Mixer API and pulls the following information from your Mixer stream.
- Online status with Mixer.
- Viewer count.
- Game playing.
- Past Recordings (VODS).
- You’re also able to directly embed your stream within your website when you’re live.
So that’s it! Mixer support is just the beginning for us, and you can expect us to start integrating other streaming platforms like YouTube Live and Hitbox into our themes next.
Our ever-popular plugins – like Twitch Wall PRO may get support for these platforms eventually – but for now our focus is going to be on our WordPress themes for streamers – Broadcast and Broadcast PRO!