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Hey, Twitch community. I don’t think we say it enough: we love all the streamers out there who make Twitch the amazing place that it is. We know you do too. Many of us show that love by subscribing to support our favorite streamers month after month. Others Cheer with Bits to show love when we feel inspired in the moment. Lots of you do both!
Some of you haven’t joined the party, and we totally get it. Maybe you’re watching Twitch on your mobile phone where buying Bits is hard. Maybe you want to Cheer but you don’t have a credit card. Maybe you want to welcome friends into your favorite community but you’re not sure how.
Starting today, all of that changes.
Over the next couple of months, we’re making it easier for you to support your favorite streamers by launching three new features that build bridges, give you more freedom, and allow you to extend a hand to your fellow community members. So, what are they?
Launching today: buying Bits in our mobile apps. Coming Soon: Subscription Gifting and Bits purchase with PayPal.
Over the next couple of weeks, in-app Bits purchase will roll out gradually to our iOS and Android mobile app users in about 40 countries across the globe (check the FAQ for the full list). If you don’t see the purchase option right away, do not despair. It may take a couple of weeks to reach everyone. Also, make sure you have the latest version of our mobile app installed.
Once you have this feature, you can tap the Bits gem at the bottom of chat to see a new “Buy Bits” button. Tap it to see the Bits bundles and select one.
Next you’ll go through your iOS or Android purchase flow to buy the bundle you choose. Bits pricing in our mobile apps is higher to account for the fees associated with in-app purchases, but desktop pricing will still be available on mobile devices at bits.twitch.tv.
We’re excited to offer you the freedom to choose where, when, and how you buy your Bits in order to celebrate great moments on Twitch and show love to your favorite streamers.
Remember, this is the only the first of three features we’re launching. Still coming soon are Bits purchase with PayPal and Subscription Gifting!
Why do Bits cost more in the mobile apps?
A. There are costs associated with selling items on mobile platforms. We want to offer you the option to buy Bits in our apps, while preserving the same 1 cent per Bit that is paid out to streamers when you Cheer with Bits in their channels, and in order to do that, the price has to reflect the added costs. You always have the option to buy Bits at desktop prices on your mobile device by going to bits.twitch.tv in your mobile web browser.
I was already able to buy Bits on my Android device for the past few months. What changed?
A. Once we launched bits.twitch.tv, we connected Android app users to that page, but it was not a native mobile app purchase. We wanted to provide our Android users the same seamless experience we are offering our iOS users, so we’ve updated the Android app to include native in-app purchase. Unfortunately, due to tax reasons, some countries like Canada are not supported with this new integration. If your country is not supported with our new in-app purchase flow, you can still buy Bits at bits.twitch.tv by using a mobile web browser.
In which countries will we be able to purchase Bits using Twitch’s mobile apps?
A. iOS —Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.
A. Android —Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States.