Play your VODs when you’re offline
I’ve said before that I think that Microsoft’s streaming platform, Mixer, is really fantastic. Damn need sub-second delay (usually) when streaming games, is something that needs to be experienced. Yet, when compared to other platforms like Twitch or YouTube, they’re still behind the curve. However, with their latest change to the service, they managed to pull within both of those streaming giants. I’m talking about the ability to autoplay your VODs (Videos on Demand).
This feature will let you autoplay your VODs when you’re offline. It will be a never-ending playlist and will be as long as how many VODs you have. And the feature is available to everyone. All you have to do is head to your Mixer account and then manage the channel. The option will be listed in preferences.
Enable it and that’s it. Once people goto your channel, they’ll see your VODs playing. Just as if you were online – minus the interaction. The only downside is that you aren’t able to select which VODs are shown. So if you have something that shows you dying over and over. Or you getting owned in PUBG, you may want to delete those.
Kudos to the Mixer crew for adding this, as I know this feature has been asked about for a while. Now, that all said, there’s still the issue of VODs being available for 7 days for those who aren’t paying for a Pro account. While the Pro accounts can only save VODs for 14 days. This storage piece needs to be addressed of the VOD autoplay will be somewhat limited. Still, it’s a step in the right direction.
Now if I only had more time to stream my games.