Twitch Steve Aoki Live Stream: Gaming Video Platform Experiments With Live Performances

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Steve Aoki Twitch Live Stream
EDM artist Steve Aoki will live stream his performance from Twitch, a first for the gaming-centric video platform.

Twitch, the live stream website dedicated to video game content is venturing into new territory. The game streaming platform announced on Wednesday that it will host a live stream featuring electronic dance music artist Steve Aoki.

Starting at 10 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. PDT, Twitch will live stream Aoki’s EDM show, “Aoki’s Playhouse,” hosted from the Pacha nightclub in Ibiza, Spain. The live stream platform isn’t a stranger to broadcasting video over the web, but prior to this streaming event, it has catered only to video game content and events, such as the “Dota 2” International championship. The live stream can be viewed on Steve Aoki’s Twitch page, or the embedded video below.

It’s not known if Twitch plans to open up the platform to more non-gaming related content such as concerts and other genres. But the streaming platform did seek feedback from Twitch users about the live concert.

Last week, rumors surfaced that Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) intends to purchase Twitch for $1 billion, which has the potential to expand its video audience to the growing number of spectators who watch video game content online.

But there are questions about the fate of the streaming site, which potentially faces copyright enforcement trouble, since some of Twitch’s streamers often play their own music playlists or stream games using music built into the game.

Despite the potential issue with music copyrights, Twitch is clearly exploring ways to expand its audience, which currently consists of 50 million active users per month.

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