Making it easy for viewers to subscribe to streams from their Apple devices, the Livestreaming platform is doing away with the brand on iOS.
Users can already pre-order from an iPhone, but Twitch has changed the way it works, so instead of viewers having to use a fingerprint to sign off from the iPhone in a month, they can use a recurring version that has been updated automatically.
From December 1st 2021, Twitch users will not be able to purchase new tokens, but will be able to use the existing ones until January 10th, 2022, when they will no longer be supported.
This sub-update service is already available on web and Android devices – now iOS users will be able to access it even more.
Viewers have previously complained that it is difficult to subscribe to streams and streamline small streams from certain mobile devices.
Twitch is also adjusting the price of subscriptions on iOS in some areas as part of agreements with its mobile app store partners. In South Africa and some European countries, viewers will see lower interest rates, while viewers in some Asia Pacific and Latin American countries will see lower interest rates. These new charges take effect when the Twitch application is updated to iOS 11.9 or later.
Esports News UK tested the service on iOS and it costs £ 4.49 per month in the UK to subscribe to a stream from the iOS Twitch app – from desktop it costs £ 3.99. It used to be £ 4.99, before Twitch reduced subscription fees in the UK earlier in the summer.
It is not clear if users can subscribe using their Prime subscribers via iOS through the new method or whether they have to do this through a browser or not.
Twitch said in an email to Streams today: “Frequent monthly subscriptions are LIVE on iOS. No iOS Sub Tokens anymore. It’s a simple, accurate way for viewers to submit to their favorites whether they are watching on iOS, Android, or the web.
“What does this mean for you? We encourage you to remind your viewers, if they are on iOS, to update their Twitch application for a new web experience and to redeem any Sub Signs by January 10th 2022. This makes subscription easier and, we believe, it will lead to more regular support for developers like you in a month rather than a month. ”
Twitch adds in a blog post: “While replacing the small tokens, they will continue to open up meaningful and fun support in your favorite channels for a while. So if you have unused marks in your balance, consider hitting that redemption button to let the creators know you have them back before January 10th, 2022, after which Apple will return the marks not used. Don’t forget to update to the latest version to enjoy the experience of new subscribers. ”