Twitch announced today that it’s adding new subscription tiers for fans to support streamers. The new tiers are priced at $9.99 and $24.99 monthly subscriptions, in addition to the existing $4.99 a month tier.
The new offerings are primarily designed to allow fans to support their favorite streamers on higher levels. It’s a move that feels more similar to Patreon, as it offers increased opportunities for fans to give money to streamers solely to support them instead actually receiving things in return.
The new pricier subscriptions also make it easier for channels to unlock more custom emoticons in the Twitch chat — the $9.99 tier counts as two subscriptions towards that, while the $24.99 level counts as six.
The additional subscription levels will only be available on Partnered channels who choose to opt into the beta to start, with availability set to increase in the coming weeks.