In January 2023, the popular streaming platform Twitch.com faced fresh competition with the launch of Kick.com. Kick.com is backed by Eddie Craven, the owner of the well-known casino Stake.com, and heavily endorsed by casino streamer Trainwreck, who is likely a co-owner. The platform aims to challenge Twitch.com’s guidelines and provide more support to streamers. With a 95/5 split for subscription revenue in favour of content creators, compared to Twitch’s 50/50 split, Kick.com has attracted several streamers to make the switch.
While both streaming platforms share a similar appearance, Kick.com offers additional benefits, such as HD-quality streams, enhanced chat functions, and ongoing improvements as the platform develops. The mobile app has been released, and more features are expected to roll out this year. Moreover, Kick.com has partnered with the Alfa Romeo F1 Team.
If you are new to Kick.com, here’s what you need to know:
How to sign up
Visit Kick.com and follow the prompts to create an account. You will need to provide a valid email address and set up a username and password.
How to turn on notifications
Once you have an account, navigate to your favourite streamer’s channel and click the “Follow” button, which is a heart. Access your account settings and enable notifications to receive updates when your favourite content creators go live.
How to support your favourite content creators
You can support your favourite content creators by Following the channels. You can also subscribe for exclusive benefits such as custom emotes if they have been added. The 95/5 split ensures that the majority of your contribution goes directly to the creator.
How to stream Kick streams to your TV
To enjoy Kick streams on your TV, use a streaming device like Chromecast, Apple TV, or Roku. Alternatively, connect your computer or mobile device to your TV via an HDMI cable, then open the Kick.com app or website and select the stream you want to watch.