Twitch rolls out recurring subs on iOS using in-app purchases

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What you need to know

  • Twitch is getting a big payment update on iOS
  • Users can now buy recurring subs that auto-refresh each month.
  • It means no more lost sub streaks for channels you support.

Twitch has today rolled out recurring payments for subs on iOS, meaning users of all Apple's best iPhones can stay subscribed to channels they follow automatically.

Twitch says:

Starting today, viewers on iOS can purchase recurring subscriptions by updating their Twitch app to the most recent version. Once the Twitch app is updated and any remaining Sub Tokens are redeemed, viewers can subscribe with as little as three taps. Subscribe. Confirm. Approve purchase.Now, no iOS user will lose access to subscriber benefits or miss a sub streak for as long as they want to actively subscribe to a channel. We also made it easier to purchase community and single gift subscriptions to help sprinkle around the sub love.

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To get involved, you need to update your iOS Twitch app first, although this may happen automatically. You can still use any tokens you have, and then you can start using recurring subs when these run out. On December 1 Twitch will stop selling sub tokens, but any you already have will keep working until January 10 next year. That's right, iOS Sub Tokens are on their way out after January 2022.

Twitch says it is also adjusting the pricing of some subscriptions on iOS in South Africa and Europe, where prices may rise. Prices in some Asia Pacific and Latin American countries are going down.

You can read the full release here..

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