Mixer

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Mixer
Mixer logo
Microsoft-owned video game streaming service.
Microsoft-owned video game streaming service.
URL https://mixer.com/
Project status Closing July 22, 2020
Archiving status Not saved yet
Project source Unknown
Project tracker Unknown
IRC channel #mixdown (on hackint)
Project lead Unknown

Mixer was a Microsoft-owned service for video game streaming and had direct streaming capabilities from Xbox. It originated from the acquisition of Beam.

Notably, much of the video data on the site was temporary in nature. For example, past streams (VoDs) are kept for 14 days for regular and pro users, 90 days for partners, 180 days for verified accounts, and longer for some official esports and events channels.[1] Clips expire after 14 days for regular, non-partner users, and for partners and verified channels, they expire after 90 days.[2]

Shutdown

On June 22, 2020, Microsoft announced that Mixer would be shutting down in one month, on July 22, 2020. After that date, the site will redirect to Facebook Gaming.

Access to past VODs will be available until July 22, 2020. After that date, users will need to submit a written request to retrieve their data.

Announcement blog post FAQ page Facebook announcement

API

Mixer has a well-documented public API.

API points of interest include https://mixer.com/api/v1/channels?limit=100 (online channels) and https://mixer.com/api/v1/recordings?limit=100 (channels with saved broadcasts- note broadcasts are saved for a limited time for most channels anyway but this could be a good discovery mechanism).