Glimesh is a next-generation streaming platform built by the community, for the community. We know establishing a following is hard and the hours are long. Our platform focuses on increasing discoverability for content creators and implementing the latest in streaming technology to level the playing field. We understand the importance of interaction between content creators and their fans and we’re dedicated to innovating new ways to bring communities closer together.
The core inspiration of this project has been equality. At Glimesh our priority is you. We want to do what is best for the community and allow the community a chance to be involved in every step along the way. Our roadmap is formed by you, the community, based on your feedback and what you ask for. In everything we do, we will ensure the tools to allow streamers and community alike control over how to use these features creating an experience as unique as you!
We are an Open Company dedicated to putting true transparency and openness first. Come see for yourself by joining our Discord!
We also are not locking features behind metrics which means that for example, everyone gets to upload both static and/or animated emotes and get the subscription button straight away. FTL also sets us apart, which means sub-second delay between the streamer and viewer.
Let’s be realistic, there’s a lot to tackle until the beta is ready. We currently are in phase 2 of our alpha roadmap, which focuses on viewership. For updates on our progress, you can check out our monthly board meetings or Glimcaps, which are recaps of the team meetings and happenings from the past month.
Easy! Join us on Building Glimesh and choose in which areas you would like to help out.
Well, it depends on what you care about when it comes to a streaming platform. We’re very unique in our care and concern for your data, and respecting your rights as a user. All of our company operations are transparent and open for anyone to learn about, and we are fully open source as well.
From a feature perspective, we’re hyper focused on truly live streams and we are pioneering sub second stream latency for all users in a scalable way. We don’t lock any critical features behind any kind of popularity walls, or microtransactions. We’re also driven to make all streamers discoverable, because your success is our success!
Our goal is to focus on having a live, diverse, and friendly platform where new users feel right at home after visiting your stream. We understand the need to continue to bring our user base back to the site, and make sure they know how they can find new content to watch. By showcasing all of our diverse streaming types directly in the nav bar, users can also immediately visit new types of streams they may be unaware exist.
We also recognize that your growth as a streamer is our growth as a platform and we should do everything possible to make sure you are successful on Glimesh. We also recognize that your growth as a streamer is our growth as a platform and we should do everything possible to make sure you are successful on Glimesh. We want to ensure that we work closely with the community to help build the platform that you want to be a part of, and provide the tools you need to be successful.
The Terms of Service that binds your usage of our website gives us permission to use your content for advertising, redistribution, storage, and more. However, we want to form strong bonds with streamers who appreciate us using their content to grow the platform and their stream.
Yes! We’re offering subscriptions to all users in supported countries. The only requirement to set up your banking details is verifying your identity with our 3rd party payment and tax collection processors. In addition, you are ultimately in control of your own stream so you can also disable your subscription button at will.
We are using Stripe for our subscriptions, which means we can not control which countries are supported. However, they are constantly working on expanding their service to more countries.
Currently our primary focus is around Direct Debit & ACH (account & routing) via Stripe to support the majority of users.
Currently, we don’t have different tiers of subscriptions available on the platform. But we will get the communities feedback once we can focus on this.
Way too early to think about this. There is a lot of discussions to be had about this, but the current thought is we’ll probably be more aligned with a cooperative or employee-owned company.
Good news, we recently launched custom channel emotes. At the moment they are not global emotes and only available on their dedicated channel. We currently allow you to have two emotes- which can be static and animated. For static, we so far support only SVG files, for animated emotes GIFs. However, we are working on expanding them to PNGs too and make them usable globally as well.
Raiding is a part of phase 2 in our alpha roadmap, which we currently are in. We’re still in the process of researching this feature, and are learning about the differences between the two and ways of simplifying it. We don’t want to devalue hosting/raiding in any way, we want it to be impactful.
Yes, absolutely. Once we have the ability to have VODs, clips, or other saved media you will have the ultimate control of it.
Yes! We’re planning on launching the mobile app in phase 2 of alpha and are currently working hard on it. We are still researching how to deal with the 30% transaction cut that Apple and Google take on their respective app stores and are trying to make it fair for our content creators. This and other features will not be a part of the initial app release, since the main focus of the app at the moment is viewing streams and chatting. However, we of course will be updating the app with features after launching it.
We want to make sure we have a very clear standard on how feature development works. All large features should start with some sort of spec or document that is well thought out and researched before developing against it.
We pride ourselves on live engagement with your community and we think real-time features are a requirement for us. The goal is to provide a developer framework for anyone to create custom content like Mixplay.
Yes, they will have a moderator tag in chat. For now, it’s blue and is labeled mod.
We do already have integrations with PixelChat, Chameolabs and more, so alerts are available to use. Bigger services like Streamelements and Streamlabs currently do not support us, but the ones that support us, work pretty well. For more services, check out our #community-projects channel in our Discord.
Probably not in Alpha. At the moment you can timeout users for 5 and 10 minutes.
This is a great opportunity for a 3rd party tool.
Not at this time, however, you can delete individual messages.
We are using the RAWG database. If you want to stream a game that is not a part of the database yet, then we give you the option to manually add the game. For that, you simply type in the game’s name and then press enter. It then is added to the Glimesh database of custom games and will stay available.
We’re going to have a bandwidth cap for the time being to help throttle the platform. This will help our chances of being profitable, which will be a requirement for a successful growing platform. The current cap is 6000 kbps, which in our testing is more than enough. Once we continue to expand, we’ll evaluate what we can handle and how we should adjust.
Currently, you can only stream using clients that are compatible with the FTL streaming protocol, which includes OBS and SLOBS (after using the patcher). In the future we might implement other protocols as well.
Yes, it is a part of phase 2 on the roadmap.
Yes, custom animated emotes are now available for all channels!
We’re very interested in exploring how we can create communities as a built-in feature of the website. However, it is not currently in the alpha roadmap.
We don’t have anything that rewards you for viewer count (we don’t sort by viewer count, award features, etc), so right now we just show the number of unique browser connections to the player.
On Glimesh, we’re not directly tying numbers like viewership or follows into any measure of success, so view botting really doesn’t give any benefits. However we understand the importance of these numbers for you to understand how you are doing, so we’re going to combat unauthorized robots by requiring users to validate their emails and fill out a captcha to do certain tasks on the website.
Discoverability is a main focus of our platform. During alpha, it will be extremely easy to find new content to watch. However as we grow this becomes more of a problem, and we want to experiment with a couple of different options for making it easy to find new and smaller streams. From the very beginning, we are working hard on making streaming equitable for all, so you don’t have to compete with unfair advantages.
We’re building preliminary support for a marketplace where users can facilitate the distribution of various content you can use on your stream or on the platform. We’re still very much in the early planning phases.
Banning a user from your stream, or a user getting banned from the platform does not prohibit them from consuming your content and chat. Even if we blocked those users from your chat, they would be able to log out or use a VPN to continue to access your content.