If you've yet to dip your toe into live streaming, you'll need to decide between the two biggest platforms: Twitch and YouTube. As far as the mechanics of uploading goes, you won't find many major differences—both can host your video game stream equally well. On the pro-Twitch side, it gives you a little more control over your stream, including the ability to set moderators for comments, and creators get more options for monetizing content. On the other hand, YouTube lets anyone with more than 10,000 views earn a slice of advertising revenue, while Twitch users can't monetize their streams until they're invited to the Partner Program or Affiliate Program. YouTube obviously has a larger reach in general, but Twitch attracts more eyeballs in terms of gaming streaming—that means Twitch users can potentially get a much bigger following, but the platform's sheer number of streamers can make it harder for those who are just getting started to stand out.