Twitch will now allow select creators on the platform to stream exclusively to their subscriber base, the live-streaming company announced Wednesday.
Currently in beta, Subscriber Streams are only available to Partner and Affiliate level streamers to help ensure that the company’s safety requirements are upheld. In order to host a Subscriber Stream, the Twitch Affiliate or Partner must not have violated the Community Guidelines in their last 90 unique broadcast days. If a channel received a suspension, they would need to broadcast on 90 different days without another violation to be eligible again.
“As with any other stream on Twitch, Subscriber Stream content must fall under our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines,” the company said in a blog post. “Subscriber Streams are not private, and we’ve taken steps to ensure a safe and welcoming experience”
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Subscriber Streams will automatically be tagged “Subscriber Stream” for easy discoverability and will feature a star icon in the left nav on twitch.tv. Once a viewer subscribes to a channel they’ll have access to that creator’s Subscriber Streams. If they’re not a subscriber to the channel they’ll see a short preview of what’s going on and have the option to join the party immediately by subscribing.
People who view live previews can report content if they believe it violates the company’s Terms of Service or Community Guidelines. The company says it is actively looking for ways to improve the experience and asking users to submit any feedback they have.