Prepare to pay a little more to watch live streams without being constantly interrupted by ads. Twitch’s ad-free Turbo subscription plan is increasing in price, jumping from $9 to $12 per month in the US. Twitch has not offered any feature changes or add-ons to go along with this price increase. Turbo monthly cost is increasing all over the world, your country modified price.
Current Turbo subscribers were informed about the price changes via emails sent out on Thursday, but there’s good news for long-time users. Some countries have a new lower monthly price, although you will have to cancel and re-subscribe. Additionally, current users get a three-month grace period until they are forced to opt-in to the new pricing. New subscribers do not get that grace period.
This substantial increase comes just after Amazon-owned Twitch got a new CEO and laid off about 400 employees as part of its entire parent company. Although no new features were announced along with the price increase, Twitch did announce that updates are “on the way for Turbo to make it even better and more relevant.” Look for more information “in the coming months”.
Turbo’s main hook is an ad-free experience across the entire Twitch platform, but it also offers some smaller perks like more emojis, custom chat username colors, and increased stream storage. The updated pricing model starts today.
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