YouTube and Twitch have an interesting relationship with each other. They both offer video content across a wide variety of topics, yet they are so fundamentally different that they don't exactly compete with each other directly. The production required for a YouTube video is quite different to that of a Twitch stream, and often content creators on one platform don't create content on the other. Of course, there are some exceptions. Some Twitch streamers for example play video games live on Twitch and then either directly upload the streams to YouTube or edit them down into more digestible videos, breaking up a 2-3 hour stream into several YouTube videos. Maybe this can also be done with other genres of content as well, and one in particular I'm asking about now is tech reviews.
One tech reviewer I follow has decided to quit YouTube and make the jump to Twitch, shifting his focus now to gaming. This got me thinking, do you think it's possible for tech reviews to be done live on Twitch? I don't know if it's already being done, but most (all?) of the tech reviewers I know only do so on YouTube.
Tech reviews if done live will lose that B-roll aspect of YouTube videos that many people seem to enjoy. Product shots will be less prominent in a live stream, and the spotlight will be much brighter on the reviewer themselves. Then again, some tech review videos are just of the reviewer talking to the camera in a single take with no B-roll, and this format will work perfectly on Twitch. Additionally, a live-streamed tech review can also incorporate Q&A from viewers, which can give live reviews another dimension not possible in YouTube videos.
The more I think about it, the more I want to see tech reviews streamed live on Twitch. I think it'll open up a huge amount of possibilities, and could potentially end up offering more in-depth coverage of new tech.