Mixer has launched a virtual currency that can be used by viewing audience of the active livestreaming service.

“coals” can be bought with real money and spent on animated stickers and full-screen personal effects – called Skills – as well as custom messages that help viewing audience stand out as they are observation a streamer play a game.

It besides offers streamers a more direct way of receiving money, as they receive a fixed amount for every coal that fans spend on their channel.

It is the latest update Microsoft has proclaimed for Mixer Season 2, which was disclosed two months ago and contained a host of new features.

“The first phase of Season 2 launched in November 2018, and it’s been phenomenal to see the Mixer community’s response,” Chad Gibson, Mixer General Manager, wrote in a blog post. “From launching fun Stickers and personal effects to communities rallying around their favourite streamers’ Sparks milestones, we’ve had a blast seeing the community act in new shipway, 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 coals.”

Composite of three Mixer coals screens
coals can be used to add personal effects to streams

coals can be used aboard the Sparks feature, which are accumulated for free by observation streams on Mixer and can besides be spent on personal effects and stickers. nevertheless, piece streamers must reach Sparks milestones to receive cash bonuses, coals are a more direct form of “patronage”.

To purchase coals, click the “Get coals” button at the top of Mixer.com or select the “coal +” button in the Skill receptacle on the Mixer mobile app or Xbox One app.

coals will ab initio be available on Partner transmission, and on the humanoid and iOS mobile apps. “Mixer coals will roll out to viewing audience on all platforms next week,” Gibson added.

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