Twitch begins offering exclusive streams for subscribers
The feature is currently in beta.
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is now rewarding subscribers with access to exclusive streams, the service said Wednesday. Viewers who are subscribed to a channel at any tier will have access to a creator's Subscriber Streams. The feature launched in beta on Wednesday.
Anyone who isn't a subscriber and lands on a channel with a Subscriber Stream will see a preview. They can join immediately by subscribing.
In order to broadcast a Subscriber Stream, a streamer has to be a Twitch Affiliate or Partner, and they must have broadcasted a minimum of 90 unique days as Affiliate or Partner without violating the Twitch Community Guidelines.
Twitch envisions Subscriber Stream could be used for a variety of purposes. For example, it could be a way for competitive streamers to take requests on heroes or champions to play, or music streamers could make all-request set lists.