Streamers normally stream their games to entertain other people and can sometimes get paid money for it. Streamers like Ninja get $500,000 a month which is £388,485.00. Twitch is a live streaming video platform owned by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon. Introduced in June 2011 as a spin-off of the general-interest streaming platform, Justin.tv, the site primarily focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of eSports competitions, in addition to music broadcasts, creative content, and more recently, “in real life” streams. Content on the site can be viewed either live or via video on demand.
The popularity of Twitch eclipsed that of its general-interest counterpart. In October 2013, the website had 45 million unique viewers and by February 2014, it was considered the fourth largest source of peak Internet traffic in the United States.