Intel and Streamlabs initiate Twitch-ready mini PC program
First there were radios, then came television, but nowadays, it is more about online videos and streaming, though. Youtube is one of the leaders when it comes to online video content, but it is slowly losing ground to streamed content, via Twitch for example, which allows people to interact live with content producers.
Currently owned by Amazon, Twitch.tv is the biggest online streaming platform that enables gamers and influencers to broadcast their shows over the Internet. On the other hand, there is Streamlabs, an affiliate company that started out as a means for streamers to receive donations and manage subscription fees and bonus content for subscribers. As Twitch’s popularity is on the rise, many a youth and young adults are getting into full-time streaming trying to achieve stardom, or just as a means to get some extra cash for life’s expenses.
PC OEMs do not really advertise for streaming-ready systems these days, so Streamlabs thought it wise to partner up with Intel and various mini PC OEMs (including Shuttle, SimplyNUC, Zotac and Acer) to bring streaming-ready models that come pre-installed with the Streamlabs OBS (streaming software) and various streaming optimizations like Quick-Sync-Video encoder improvements and the possibility to import optimal settings for various scenarios. All the certified systems will come with a Streamlabs badge somewhere on the case.
The first streaming-ready concept system comes from Acer and will be showcased at TwitchCon 2018 this weekend in San Jose, California.