Popular live-streaming platform Twitch is giving creators a brand new option to interact with their most ardent followers. Subscriber Streams, broadcasts unique to channel subscribers, launched as a beta on June 26.
Twitch’s vice chairman of commerce Matt McCloskey penned a blog post concerning the information. “Creators often ask us for new and better ways to reward their viewers,” he wrote. “VIP badges and custom Sub emotes are just a few examples. The next gadget we’re adding to their kit is Subscriber Streams.”
McCloskey describes Subscriber Streams as “an exciting new way for streamers to offer another benefit to some of their biggest supporters–subscribers, VIPs, and Mods.” GameSpot sister web site CNET reports that viewers subscribed to a channel at any tier can see a streamer’s Subscriber Stream. Non-subscribers will solely see a preview of the Subscriber Stream, however can instantly start viewing by subscribing.
There are necessities to broadcasting a Subscriber Stream: you have to be a Twitch Affiliate or Partner, you need to broadcast a minimal of 90 distinctive days as an Affiliate or Partner, and you need to fall in step with Twitch’s Community Guidelines and Terms of Service.
McCloskey believes Subscriber Streams will give creators extra thrilling methods to contain their fanbases, saying he might see “competitive streamers taking requests on heroes or champions to play, tabletop streamers running a weekly campaign for Subs, music streamers making all-request set lists, and a whole lot more.”