An infographic posted alongside a Wall Street Journal article on Apple’s online infrastructure details the peak online traffic of various companies in the US. Streaming platform Twitch ranked number 4.
Twitch garners 1.8 percent of US traffic, putting it ahead of Facebook and Amazon. Above it are Netflix, Google and Apple. Watching games: now more popular than social media stalking and buying stuff.
“Wow,” begins a blog post from Twitch in response to the infographic. There are a lot of eyes on them now, and the streaming network wants to step up its game.
“We are working overtime to scale our infrastructure to keep pace with the growth of the community,” read the blog post. “That’s no small task. Thanks to all of you, and your voracious appetite for gaming video, we’re really playing in the big leagues, here. And we mean to step up.”
Twitch has already started to upgrade its POPs across the US, expand its coverage in Europe and tweak the new video system to decrease latency.
And if you find yourself on Twitch, why don’t you wander over to our channel, where Nick plays games for your amusement.