At Twitchcon, 2019, Twitch announced some new features coming to its affiliates. In the near future, affiliates will be able to collect ad revenue, and have more control overall, over when how frequently advertisements are broadcasted on their streams. Affiliates now feel more driven to stream on Twitch, as they feel they are being rewarded for their work.
One of these features, called “picture-in-picture” will allow users to continue to watch the streamer on a smaller display, while ads show. Without this feature, users are forced to miss content that happens when an ad comes up. Affiliates now feel more driven to stream on Twitch, as they feel they are being rewarded for their work
Another unique feature coming soon is “channel points,” which will allow streamers to incentivize their loyal followers. This feature will be introduced in January 2020.
Lastly, Twitch streamers will get to test an all-new creator dashboard, where they can monitor their viewers, and read their chat during a broadcast. On September 26, a new interfaced was integrated, but it seems more change is on the way.
With Microsoft’s streaming service, Mixer, gaining ground in the gaming industry, Twitch felt it necessary to release new perks and features to please their affiliates and partners and entice other potential clients.
As the competition stiffens, expect changes from all the video game platforms. If Twitch, Youtube, and Mixer continue to roll out features to compete with one another, the consumer always wins. If anyone is interested in starting a gaming career on Twitch, now is a great time. Click here to see what else the future holds for affiliates.