Regular Twitch viewers should be aware of Twitch Turbo. A Twitch subscription plan that lets you watch your streams without all the ads is just as important to a happy life as YouTube Premium. And because of this importance, Twitch will make you pay even more for it in the future.
Announced today, Twitch is reporting that Twitch Turbo will see a price increase in most locations and is notifying subscribers. As a subscriber, I did receive an email alerting me to an upcoming upgrade but saying I have a few more months at the original price to enjoy before I pay more.
For the US, Twitch Turbo increases to $11.99 per month from $8.99. In Canada, the price jumped to $13.99. To see the full list of price changes, if you live elsewhere and are reading Droid Life, you’ll find them in this help article.
Due to the price change, Twitch is telling all customers that they will need to “upgrade my Turbo” by re-subscribing. However, they are giving some customers at least three more months to enjoy the old price before the new one takes effect. For me, this is an extension of the price of $8.99 until August. As soon as September comes, I will have to renew.
Not sure what Twitch Turbo is and why you need it? Well, if you don’t look at Twitch a lot, then you don’t need it. However, if you enjoy a variety of live streams on the platform, I can tell you firsthand that it’s really necessary – the amount of ads that have flooded the platform over the past year is pretty wild.
With Twitch Turbo, you get the following perks, according to the Turbo Review FAQ:
- Ad-free browsing on Twitch – Watch your favorite streamers without video or banner ads except as part of channel sponsorship. You can still see streamer-enabled promotions on channels and Twitch-promoted content on non-channel pages.
- Extended set of emoticons – Choose from 2 additional emoji sets. Glitch or monkeys; (you can always change it later).
- Custom Chat Username Colors – Stand out in chat with a custom username color.
- chat icon – Represent Turbo proudly with an exclusive chat icon.
- Expanded broadcast storage – Save your past Twitch broadcasts for 60 days instead of the default 7 days*.
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