Microsoft has finally shut down its streaming platform Mixer after first announcing it last month. The Mixer website will redirect to Facebook Gaming and all streamers have been invited to start streaming over there instead.
The demise of the service means that the apps for iOS, Android and Xbox are no longer available to download and all subscriptions tiers were dropped from the end of June.
It became clear that the time needed to grow our own livestreaming community to scale was out of measure with the vision and experiences that Microsoft and Xbox want to deliver for gamers now, so we’ve decided to close the operations side of Mixer and help the community transition to a new platform
Redmond announced the move less than a year after recruiting Ninja and other big names onto the platform, away from Twitch. It now looks like most streamers will continue their careers on Twitch – the platform that Microsoft intended to overthrow.
Users on Xbox can continue to stream with the Twitch app and those with a Mixer Partner status will have that transferred across to Facebook Gaming. Microsoft also says that as a “special thank you”, all “active participating streamers between June 1-22, 2020 will receive a promotional Xbox Gift Card credit of $15”.