Twitch expands game sales to more streamers

In March, video game streaming site Twitch introduced a new way for its streamers to make money: by selling games directly to their fans. Initially, however, that feature was only available to Twitch’s Partners – that is, the site’s top-tier streamers with large audiences. Today, Twitch is adding game sales to its newly launched Twitch Affiliate program, as well.

The affiliate program was introduced last month as a means of giving streamers who weren’t large enough to gain “Partner” status a way to make money from their efforts. At launch, Twitch Affiliates could generate revenue through Twitch’s virtual “tipping” option, Cheering with Bits. But the company promised that more tools would become available to Affiliates in time.

Selling video games to fans will…

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