You can now subscribe to your favourite streamers out of your iOS gadget, offered you have an iOS gadget and have up to date the Twitch app. Truly we live in the future.
Twitch introduced the information at this yr’s TwitchCon in San Diego, however the characteristic rolled out right this moment. It’s slightly totally different than your ordinary Twitch subscribing expertise, and sure, it’s Apple’s fault. The purpose it’s taken this lengthy for Twitch to supply subs via its iOS app is as a result of Apple takes a 30 p.c reduce of any digital subscriptions or media bought via apps on its App Store. So most firms — like Amazon, which owns Twitch — simply don’t promote media via iOS apps.
To subscribe on iOS, you have to purchase what Twitch is asking “iOS Sub Tokens,” which price $5.99, or barely greater than the regular $5 for a Tier 1 sub — and that’s due to the reduce Apple takes for app purchases. After you purchase the token, you can redeem it for a one-month Tier 1 subscription. Simple, actually.
You can purchase up to 12 tokens at one time. It’s not clear whether or not you can purchase Tier 2 or three subs with them. Although, if they work like common cash, you ought to find a way to? We haven’t examined this but, and Twitch’s weblog put up on the topic didn’t elevate the situation. They did, nonetheless, begin the celebration with a sweetheart deal: if you purchase tokens this month you can get two for $8.99.
And sure, Android customers, we all know you already had cell subs. What an ecosystem. Love to see it.