Oct 18, 2019

Updated! Gift Subscriptions now available on iOS

Update Feb 7, 2020

There’s no better feeling than lighting up chat with gifted subscriptions! Gifting subscriptions in a  channel supports the streamer and welcomes new viewers into our favorite communities in a whole new way.  

Now, viewers on iOS can invite non-subscribed members of the community to experience the magic of ad-free viewing, Sub-only chats, streamer emotes, and Sub badges to stand out in chat. 

Viewers on iOS can purchase and redeem Sub Tokens on iOS to gift a Tier 1 subscription for one month to specific people in the channel by tapping their name in Chat and then confirming the gift subscription prompts. 

Viewers can also tap the Gift a Sub button in the channel details section to gift up to 50 subscriptions to the community at a time. Twitch then matches the gifted subscriptions with members of the community and lets them know through a chat callout and with a message in the notification bell that they’ve received a gift. To get started viewers can update the Twitch app from the App store. 

To learn more about Gift Subscriptions on iOS read the Help Article.

Original story:

At TwitchCon San Diego we announced a lot of cool new stuff coming to Twitch that will help streamers connect with their communities and help viewers support their favorite streamers.

Until now, viewers on iOS weren’t able to subscribe to their favorite channels from the Twitch mobile app. That changes today with the launch of iOS Sub Tokens. Starting NOW, viewers on iOS can subscribe to any Partner or Affiliate channel directly from the Twitch iOS app.

Subscriptions on iOS work a little differently than on desktop, so here’s everything you need to know:Viewers can purchase iOS Sub Tokens through the Twitch app. Each token can be redeemed for a one-month Tier 1 subscription. You can extend your subscription by redeeming more tokens [up to 12 at one time] or by purchasing more tokens to redeem later. These Sub Tokens can be redeemed on any Affiliate or Partner channel that offer Tier 1 subscriptions, and they offer the same benefits as if you subscribed on desktop: sub badges, subscriber emotes, ad-free viewing, sub-only chat—all of it. 

Creators get paid a share of the iOS subscription, just as they do for subscriptions purchased on other platforms. To ensure streamers earn a similar revenue from Subs regardless of platform, tokens cost $5.99 to account for mobile app store fees. 

To start subbing on iOS, update your Twitch app and click the video screen to make the subscribe button appear. And to celebrate the launch, all through October, you’ll be able to buy 2 Sub Tokens for only $8.99*. 

For more on iOS Sub Tokens, check out our help page.

*This is a limited time offer that ends on October 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST. Twitch reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time.  Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold. If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid. Offer void where prohibited.

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