What Are Bits on Twitch

Obviously, streamers need a source while streaming through which they realize that their viewers are enjoying their stream. They need continuous motivation to show more effort and dedication in their stream. So, the question is, is there any way through which viewers can appreciate the streamers or content creators? Well, the answer is yes; there is a way through which viewers can have the back of their favorite streamers.

But what is a bit on twitch, and what do bits do on twitch? If you are among those viewers who have zero ideas about this term and want to appreciate your streamers, you are at the right place. In this article, I have shared detailed information about a new term, “bits,” that will allow supporting your favorite content creator in several ways.

So, let’s see first what they are and how do they actually work?

What Are Twitch Bits?

Bits are the virtual good that a viewer can buy to support favorite streamers. These bits are also used for gaining attention in chat by customizing them according to the liking. Moreover, these various popping elements can be used to lock different features for streaming.

How Much Bits Costs?

After knowing about the bits, the next question that will paper in your mind will be what is their worth? Let me tell you that the bits are earned by watching the stream, but their amount will be quite low. It’s because there are different currency rates outside the world. Therefore, streamers rate them fairly as it doesn’t cause any issue for them.

Still, if you want to get the idea, here are some bits of values in USD.

BitsCost (USD)

How Do Twitch Bits Work?

Now you have gathered a clear idea about the bits and are ready to support your streamers. Wait! It’s not the correct time because there are some threads that you need to know before giving them to the streamers.

Hence, when you support the streamers by giving them bits, they will receive money in return from the twitch. All the twitch affiliates and partners will get $0.01 for a single bit that you cheer in the channel.

So, overall when you purchase 100 bits, $0.40 will be moved to the twitch partner. Similarly, $1 will be given to the creators. Let me tell you one more thing that this value differs for every subscription; it also depends on the partners and affiliate contract. According to the desired setup, they will receive a specific amount of money.

So, now you know how much you will cost and how much they will be paid while cheering bits. Decide how many bits you want to support, and motivate your favorite streamers to enjoy appealing content.

Who Can Accept Bits?

It’s not like every other streamer is cheered by using bits during their live sessions. These bits are provided to specific streamers like “affiliates.” Twitch affiliate is a rank that some streamers have when they reach a certain level of maximum subscriptions and fans.

Therefore, you need to know the rank of the streamer before cheering them. If you don’t know how to see the streamer’s status, below are some threads you can follow to understand their position.

  • These are some conditions that are essential for twitch affiliates to meet.
  • They have streamed for eight straight hours in the last 30 days.
  • The streamers have streamed for seven days during 30 days.
  • They have received three viewers per stream.
  • Have almost 50 followers.

So, when you see that any of the steamers complete these credentials, cheer them up with the bits.

Related: What Is a Good Bitrate for Twitch

Final Thoughts

Streamers need motivation, especially from their fans. Therefore, twitch has offered a new feature, “bits,” through which they can cheer up their streamers. Before that, there are some conditions that you need to know to support your streamer. Above is some detailed information you need to know before supporting your content creators.

Grab the idea about the bits and make the streamers rank in the streaming world.

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Michael Helly
Michael Helly

Hi, I’m Michael Helly. My journey began in 2015 when I was crazy about video games and turned my passion into a profession. Initially, I wrote about tricks and techniques that were useful for beginners and professional gamers.
Now, the time has changed, people are more towards live streaming and I’m mainly focused on streaming-related blog articles. My major concern is to solve the everyday problems that a streamer has to face while streaming on twitch.

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