Streamer is a person who broadcasts themselves online through a live stream or pre recorded video. Genres include playing video games, tutorials, or solo chats.The live streaming of video games is an activity where people broadcast themselves playing games to a live audience online.
Streaming arose in the early 2010s, originating in sites like YouTube where users could upload videos of themselves in the form of vlogs or Let's Play. While all the content was not live, users were still able to gain a good number of audience and make a living off of their content. Other sites like Twitch increased this popularity. Since the streamers can make millions of dollars, streaming has become a viable career option for individuals.
Let's Players have been the most popular streamers by far since the beginning of live streaming. Today, the majority of streamers make their living from doing Let's Plays, live speedruns, and walkthroughs of video games.
Streaming has continued to grow at an accelerated pace, particularly with increased competition from YouTube and Facebook Gaming. But, Twitch remains number one for livestream content. Here is a list of some streamers who are popular: