Twitch is rolling out new improvements weekly and recently, as of October 6th, Twitch has upped the ways in which you can pay for you channel subscriptions. On top of that, Twitch has added subscription packages of 1, 3, or 6-months. This is awesome news and a fantastic move by Twitch! So let’s get down to the meat and bones of this expansion.
Before, the options were extremely slim when paying for a subscription, it was basically Credit Card or PayPal. Those were the most viable options, at least. Since the update, users (especially international ones) have access to an insane amount of options via Xsolla. Just remember that options will vary and be limited depending on the country you reside in. That being said, here are some of the avenues available for those in the United States (US):
CASH PAYMENT OPTIONS
PREPAID CARD OPTIONS
Holy melted cheese sandwiches, Twitch, that’s a lot of options! I never would have thought to see Twitch accepting BitCoin and Gift Cards (from other retailers) as a form of payment, but having these options available are never detracting. However, one thing still puzzles me: What is taking Twitch so long for adding an option to gift subscriptions to friends, family, or other users?
Being able to gift subscriptions should be a no-brainer, at least, to me anyway. With so many companies and brands out there that offer gifting services and/or products, it’s quite a shame that Twitch implementing such a feature hasn’t arrived, yet. Keyword there is “yet” since I’m anxiously crossing fingers for its arrival before the “Holiday Cheer” (December) arrives.
The last bit of nit-picking I have is hoping Twitch also expands the amount of subscription packages. 1-month subscriptions were always a staple, adding 3-month and 6-month subscriptions are also great; however, what about a 1-year option with a possible discount or perk, such as Twitch Turbo for a limited time?
Though, that is just me wishing and dreaming, but who knows? Those features might come sooner than anyone expects! Currently, the path Twitch is walking down is a bright one that’s only getting brighter. Time to pull out the shades and give this puppy a verdict.
Social Media & Links
- Twitch TV Official Blog for Channel Subscriptions
- Twitch TV Official Site
- Twitch TV Twitter
- Xsolla Official Site
- MANvsGAME Twitch TV Channel
- MANvsGAME Twitter