The first phase of Season 2 launched in November 2018, and it’s been phenomenal to see the Mixer community’s response. From launching fun Stickers and Effects to communities rallying around their favorite streamers’ Sparks milestones, we’ve had a blast seeing the community interact in new ways, and we appreciate all the valuable feedback you’ve given us so far.
Today, we’re excited to kick off 2019 and the next phase of Season 2 with the launch of Mixer Embers. Early access to Mixer Embers will start today for users of the Mixer mobile app on Android and iOS platforms. Then, Mixer Embers will roll out to viewers on all platforms next week.
So, what are Embers and how do you get them?
Embers are a virtual currency on Mixer that you can purchase and then spend on premium Skills, including animated Stickers and full-screen Effects. With these premium Skills, you can also add a custom message that will be prominently highlighted in chat, helping your message stand out within the Mixer community. For Mixer Partners, Embers provide new monetization opportunities by enabling a more direct form of patronage with bigger cash rewards.
Sparks are a virtual currency that viewers earn for free, just by watching streams on Mixer; Embers are a paid virtual currency that viewers can purchase directly on Mixer. Although there are specific Skills for each currency, both Sparks and Embers will result in patronage for a partnered streamer. Embers provide a more direct form of patronage as Mixer Partners receive a fixed dollar amount per Ember spent on their channel. In contrast, Sparks spent on Mixer Partner’s channel go towards achieving Spark milestones for cash bonuses. Embers do not have weekly milestones, and do not impact Spark milestones.
To purchase Embers, just click the “Get Embers” button on the top of Mixer.com or hit the “Ember +” button in the Skill Tray on the Mixer mobile app or Xbox One app.
At launch, Embers will be exclusive to Mixer Partner channels – so only Partner channels will offer premium Skills that can be purchased using Embers, and only Partners will receive cash payouts for Embers patronage. This is just the start as we aim to make Embers accessible to more creators and not limited to partners. We’ll talk more about our plans for that in the future and we’ll continue to listen to community feedback and keep exploring ways to enhance your Mixer experience.
We’re excited to hear what you, the community, have to say about Mixer Embers! Download the Mixer mobile app today for early access to Mixer Embers. And then let us know your thoughts on Twitter @WatchMixer or on the Mixer Feedback & Ideas site. Stay tuned….we’ll also have more to share on Progression in the coming weeks.