Streamers angry over lowest Twitch payout amidst multiple policy changes and updates – After the recent changes and updation in policies regarding revenue split on Twitch, many streamers are now claiming a drastic decrease in the payout. The announcement of the Partner Plus program follows a previous controversy over proposed guidelines for branded content, which Twitch ultimately retracted and apologized for. Although the offer may appear appealing, there are several conditions that streamers must fulfill in order to qualify for it.
On June 15, ‘Babywock,’ a Twitch streamer, voiced his dissatisfaction in a Twitter video, expressing concern about the “lowest payout” he had ever received in over a year of broadcasting. He questioned the discrepancies in the numbers, stressing that it affected not only his income but also the hard work put in by creators on the platform.
I got my Twitch payout 😢. . .
— Babywock (@Babywock_) June 15, 2023
Streamers angry over lowest Twitch payout
“The numbers are not lining up,” he elaborated. “…now, you guys are messing with my food. You’re messing with the roof over my head. You’re messing with the hard work that creators put into this platform. I need answers.”
Babywock’s experience is not unique, as other streamers joined the conversation, sharing similar stories in the replies. In a surprising case, one streamer even claimed to have received a negative payout from the platform.
One such streamer, ‘kitty venom,’ shared a screenshot demonstrating that she had been charged $91.56 at the beginning of the month. She expressed her astonishment, mentioning that she had been streaming for around a year and a half without encountering such an issue before. She urged others to pay attention to these situations, emphasizing that it was a sad time.
Its time that creators realize that Twitch is no longer a creators platform. Its a shell of what it once was, If you care about your business at all why would you invest time into a platform that doesn’t return the energy and understand that its YOUR money https://t.co/4MQeg5AqpB
— CirusThaVirus (@Cirus_AKA_Widow) June 15, 2023
Recently Twitch announced that the program would be launched on October 1, 2023, and streamers who qualify for the program will receive the desired 70/30 revenue split. The Partner Plus program, launching on October 1, 2023, requires streamers to maintain a sub count of 350 paid subscriptions for three consecutive months. If qualified, they receive the 70/30 split, but it only applies until $100k in revenue is reached.
These incidents highlight the concerns and frustrations among Twitch streamers regarding their payouts and new policies on the purple platform.