Twitch To Adjust Subscription Prices Based On Your Location
In a recent blogpost, Twitch has revealed that they are planning to introduce alternate subscription prices based on your location.
Twitch to adjust subscription prices based on location
We’re rolling out one of the biggest changes in Twitch history, which will help creators build larger, more global communities: Local Subs Pricing.
The price of a sub in most countries will be lowered, starting with Mexico and Turkey.
— Twitch (@Twitch) May 17, 2021
The company has said that the price for a Twitch Tier 1 subscription will be lowered for subscribers to reflect their area’s cost of living. At the start, the change will be implemented in Mexico and Turkey before rolling out to other countries as well.
They have said that the number of subscribers outside of the US is significantly lower, where in Europe and Asia, it is 50% less.
It appears that the pricing will be determined by payment method and location, which could mean a harder time for those who try to use a VPN to gain a cheaper price (for the subscription).
The new price change takes effect on the 20th of May 2021 where the price in Mexico is 48 pesos (~RM10) and 9.90 TRY (~RM4.89) in Turkey for a Tier 1 subscription.
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Pokdepinion: Hopefully if the change affects Malaysia, it won’t be too high. I know quite a few streamers who have complained that it’s just too expensive when subscribing to the US prices.