Just like YouTube offers Premium to cut back on ads during videos Twitch offers a similar service called Twitch Turbo. Twitch has been fighting against ad blockers that block video stream ads. Browser extensions like UBlock Origins have been updated constantly to fight against Twitch’s ever-changing ad streams. Twitch Turbo helps by eliminating ads and giving you a better quality stream and streaming experience.
Twitch Turbo is $8.99 a month and offers the following benefits
- Ad-Free Viewing (with limited exceptions)
- Chat Badge
- Expanded Emote Set
- Custom Chat Username Colors
- Extended Broadcast Storage
I know many people wonder what Ad-Free Viewing (with limited exceptions means) according to Twitch’s website
“Watching with Turbo means no pre-rolls, no mid-rolls, no companions, and no display ads. You may still be presented promotions and ads that are embedded into a broadcast or, in rare situations, delivered with certain simulcast content”
The Extended Broadcast Storage might be something to look at as well if you do videos on Twitch as you can save your past broadcasts on Twitch for 60 days instead of the standard 14 days that everyone else gets by default.
If you do not want to pay $8.99 for Twitch Turbo you can spend $4.99 to get one channel ad-free from your favorite streamer. If you have Amazon Prime you get Twitch Prime that gives you one ad-free steam a month, free loot, and a few free games.
If you are like me, I like to bounce around between different streamers and different games so it’s cheaper for me to subscribe to Twitch Turbo. If you are someone who only watches one streamer all day the $4.99 is a better price for you. If you have Amazon Prime you might not need to spend any money to get that one channel you like ad-free. I was shocked to see how many people watch one streamer all day. I personally like a bunch of streamers and games.