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Technology Twitch viewers can subscribe to streamers on iOS

22:55  18 october  2019
22:55  18 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Twitch finally releases Apple TV app as public beta

Twitch finally releases Apple TV app as public beta It's been easy to find official Twitch apps for consoles, mobile devices and a handful of media hubs, but Apple TV owners haven't had any such luck -- you've had to turn to third-party apps that don't quite match the experience you find elsewhere. There's a native app at last, though. Twitch has released a public beta version of its Apple TV app through Apple's TestFlight program, letting you tune into your favorite livestreamers from tvOS-based devices.

Twitch users on iOS can now subscribe to their favorite streamers directly from the app. It'll offer the same benefits of subscribing on desktop, including ad-free viewing, sub badges, channel emotes and sub-only chat, as well as supporting the partner or affiliate monetarily.

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Subscriptions work differently on iOS than other platforms on which Twitch is available. You'll need to buy an iOS Sub Token through the app, which is good for a Tier 1 subscription for a month. You can redeem up to 12 at a time per streamer to keep a subscription to them going for a year.

The tokens cost a little more than desktop subscriptions to account for Apple's App Store fees. They're $5.99 instead of $4.99, but you can buy two for $8.99 until the end of the month. It doesn't seem you can use Twitch Prime subscriptions through the iOS app either.

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Twitch streamer DrDisRespect is creating a TV show .
Guy Beahm IV, a popular Twitch streamer known for his alter ego DrDisRespect, is developing a narrative scripted series about the character he created. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he's working on the project under a deal with Skybound Entertainment, the multi-platform production company founded by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. The WWE-inspired persona has almost 4 million followers on Twitch and is known for playing video games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in his streams with over-the-top production values.The series will focus on "how the doctor became the doctor" and will explore the character's backstory.

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