Twitch has become the hub of video game streaming on the internet, and it's definitely become a part of people's daily routine just as much as Youtube is, but unlike Youtube, Twitch is constantly improving the experience for streamers. Twitch is giving streamers a viable outlet to earn steady income, while also giving benefits to paying viewers based on their contribution. While popular Twitch streamers are definitely earning a comfortable living due to already present subscription fee's and sizable donations, Twitch may be implementing higher tier subscription fee's as detailed in a leaked email.
As explained in the email, Twitch will be rolling out two new subscription tiers later this month: $10 and $25 per month. While this may seem like a lot of money and a huge commitment to the general public, it's not unheard of. This kind of monthly commitment is not uncommon on platforms such as Patreon, and I wouldn't be surprised if people would go to the lengths of spending $10-$25 per month on their favorite streamer.
While a Twitch streamer might have an idea of how much their work is worth per month, that is ultimately decided by the viewer. A fan will pay however much they see fit for the content they enjoy, and for a viewer that watches a certain streamer for hours every day, I can definitely see how it may be worth it for them to support their favorite streamer in a sizable manner. This new addition to the subscription system will also make it easier for streamers to climb the subscriber tiers, as the $10 sub is worth 2 subscribers counts and the $25 sub is worth six. This update will also be increasing the emote amount from 14 to 50. Subscribers will unlock emotes gradually, in sync with the specific communities growth.
This update will definitely make life easier for Streamers, but it will also provide subscribers with a more meaningful and impactful experience. This new plan also has the potential to help smaller streamers make a better living as well as larger ones. The real question is if this email is actually real, and if it is, will people actually pay these high subscription fees? Only time will tell.