Twitch launches subscriber-only streams, but only for creators who don’t violate its rules

Twitch is giving its well-behaved streamers a chance to offer a new, VIP-like feature to their most loyal viewers with subscriber-only streams.

The new feature does exactly what the name suggests: any Twitch Affiliated or Partnered creator can choose to broadcast exclusively for moderators, VIPs, and subscribers. This comes at no additional cost to the subscriber beyond the minimum $5-a-month fee they’re paying to support the streamer. Fans who aren’t subscribed will be greeted with a preview of a broadcast before being asked to subscribe to a channel.

Streamers will have to abide by certain rules in order to earn the privilege to host subscriber-only streams, according to Twitch’s blog post announcing the feature. Creators can’t have…

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