Twitch is increasing sub prices in select countries next month

More money for the same value of content. This won't hurt the creators at all.

MajorLinux - Editor-in-chief

I know this isn’t going to be the most popular opinion. Unless there is some cataclysmic shift, Amazon and Twitch are all we got. Sure there’s Azure, YouTube, Walmart, GCP, and a number of open source and community options, but sometimes we have to face facts. In today’s episode of “Our Corporate Overlords Ruin Everything”, Twitch, a company trying to become profitable, will be increasing sub prices in four countries.

After axing nearly 500 staff, Daddy Bezos doesn’t think Twitch is bringing in enough. So, in the UK, Canada, Australia, and Turkey, the cost of the sub is getting a hike.

In the UK, Canada, and Australia, those viewers will see a £1/$1 increase on base subscriptions on March 28. Tiers 2 and 3 will be unaffected.

However, in Turkey, all three tiers will be affected. A Tier 1 sub will go from 9.90 lira ($0.32) to 43.90 lira ($1.42). Apparently, the Turkish lira value has dropped significantly over the past 15 years.

The price changes will only take place on the web with mobile app changes being applied in the months to come. Also, other countries will likely see an increase in the future.

Twitch states that it’s “updating prices in several countries to help stramer revenue keep pace with rising costs and reflect local currency fluctuations.”

Yeah, I ain’t subbing to that excuse.

Source: Engadget

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By MajorLinux Editor-in-chief
Marcus Summers is a Linux system administrator by trade. He has been working with Linux for nearly 15 years and has become a fan of open source ideals. He self identifies as a socialist and believes that the world's information should be free for all.
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