Twitch has allegedly emailed select partnered streams to announce an expansion of their paid Twitch subscriber services.
According to a thread on neoGAF , the two new tiers of $9.99 and $24.99 will allow subscribers to further financially support their favorite streamers. Included in the post is the email below, that reportedly has been sent out to some partnered streamers:
“Later this month, your community will have the choice of subscribing to your channel with two new options: $9.99 and $24.99. These new subscriptions are part of our constant push to improve your experience and help make it easier to earn a steady income on Twitch.”
“We’re offering extensive first-party support to help make new subscriptions better for your community. Any viewer purchasing any first-time sub will now be able to send a custom message. You’ll also be able to offer coveted exclusive emotes for higher-priced subscriptions, which let fans show off their commitment to your channel. Finally, you’ll have access to more data to power the tools and overlays you use to reward your subscribers.”
This should give some streamers the real opportunity of turning their hobby into their main income stream; mid-range streamers with tens of thousands of followers could very quickly be earning $50-100,000 if their audiences choose to support them.
Do you financially support Twitch streamers? Will you be taking up either of the two subscription options?