Tyler Oakley is (temporarily) back on YouTube. On September 24th, the star uploaded his first video to the platform in almost two years. He returned to give fans some much-needed life updates since taking a YouTube hiatus in December 2020. The biggest thing Oakley revealed in the new video was his new job: Oakley is a Twitch streamer.

“How do I even talk about this? I feel like I’m cheating on YouTube,” Oakley said in his YouTube video, wearing a tie-dye t-shirt with the Twitch logo.

Twitch is another video-focused social media platform that’s popular with developers, especially gamers who live stream themselves. “The possibilities are endless,” Oakley said on Twitch. “It feels like a brand new landscape.”

Prior to those comments, Oakley began his video by telling viewers what he’s been up to since he uploaded his last video in the first year of the pandemic. “It was a scary moment. We were clearly in a very different place than we are now,” he said, adding that so many things have happened in the world since then, including the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the birth of YouTuber Trisha Paytas’ daughter.

As for himself, Oakley said he recently had a root canal, had LASIK eye surgery, and at last went to Lady Gaga Chromatica Ball. He also lives with his partner and their two dogs. With so many exciting things happening in his life, Oakley said the most significant change has been moving from YouTube to Twitch.

Oakley showed fans a highlight reel of his Twitch account while explaining the platform. The video included clips of Oakley playing Fall Guys, Fortnite and Animal Crossing. He was also seen wearing various costumes and wigs, eating spaghetti off an action figure, painting and getting his hair cut live in the highlight role.

“Well, sure, I love [Twitch]’ Oakley said. “And I think the reason I love it so much is because it allows my inner child to play every day and everyone in the chat inner child to play.” Everyone that comes and hangs out feels like we all allow ourselves to be dumb dumb messes and it feels like a safe space.

Oakley said he doesn’t know when he’ll share his next YouTube video, but encourages his YouTube audience to follow him on Twitch, where he regularly uploads new videos.

Oakley even outlined his Twitch streaming schedule:

  • Monday is Animal Crossing.
  • Tuesdays are “cozy games” like Stardew Valley, The Sims, and Bear and Breakfast.
  • On Wednesday, “chaotic community games” like Jackbox Games, Drawy, Among Us, Fortnite, Grand Theft Aut0 and Marbles are on stream.

Oakley can be found on Twitch at twitch.tv/tytyoakley.

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