Subscribe Button On Mobile
It's always a pain to subscribe to people on mobile through browser so why not add a convenient button on the mobile Twitch app!
This feature has launched for Android, and at Twitchcon this year, we announced Sub Tokens for iOS coming soon!
@jimmy, I have people who actively participate in my channel and say that they would sub, but there is no button on mobile!!! The problem is they only view it on mobile.
@jimmy. Yes. I don't sub at all cause I can't do it on mobile!
I need everyone to subscribe to RazzTwins and add razztwins on twitch
[Deleted User] commented
Google play won't allow it, best thing to do if you want to sub on mobile is go into your app settings and change it so it will not force the app open when you go to the desktop site on your mobile. In app settings select the 'set as default' option then from there change the url one to always ask and then clear defaults. This allows you to open the desktop site on mobile using your preferred web browser allowing you to sub using your mobile.
Timothy Gainey commented
Yes I still haven’t used my free twitch prime subscription simply because I don’t want to have to go sign in online
It’s easy to sub on a hand held device. Please let this happen. They already updated to letting mobile users give bits
They shouldn't make you pay to be able to sub to someone
OP-MS Iron Man commented
Yes I missed out on subs who couldn't find it ;~; </3. @CarlosRamirez that holy essay below me but totally true. Thanks for the tip on holding the refresh in safari for desktop mode. Maybe I can get those subs now. I hope it isn't too late.
Carlos Ramirez commented
I definitely agree that this is a feature that should never have been overlooked.
Twitch easily lost a ton of potential revenue. Mostly from their overhyped twitch prime offerings with Amazon prime. There is no way to prime subscribe on the iOS app. Some people only get twitch prime to sub to a stream because they love them (sorry but System Shock 2 is not the reason to prime LOL). 2 day shipping Amazon Prime isn't a valid reason anymore. Walmart came along and did thar for.. FREE.
Looks like the future is here and twitch is definitely not keeping up...
Lack of a decent mobile platform cause the streamer to suffer and if they suffer so does Twitch . A great streamer might go to YouTube gaming because his audience didn't have a fully featured mobile client. Short term experience is important for a streamer deciding on if the streamer stays, swaps services, or straight gives up!
From my experience the largest amount of Active viewers are on Mobile only! Most people on PC are lurking, playing games, watching naughty things Kappa ;), or distracted since PC can multitask.
The fact that mobile viewers lose out on key features like bits from ads, Subscribing, Interactive Add-ons/plug-ins Offered By Twitch! Has them feeling left out unable to interact like the rest, contribute to goals, ECT. Usually they just leave and don't say a word. Maybe they were trying twitch out for the first time. Have you ever skeptically downloaded an app to test it out cause of all the people talking about it? Had a bad experience and deleted it, only to find out much later it was amazing? Or worse yet NEVER realized it could have been great?
Mobile users often tell me they suffer innumerable bugs and glitches!
To name a few:
1) The stream doesn't play or have sound unless they, exit the app and press the play button in the command center so the audio runs in the background. Leaving them without video.
1a) Recently the stream playing in the background fix got rekt by a twitch update that counts them as AFK since the window is not focused. So they lose connection every 5-15 minutes and have to constantly close and open the app.
2) Transcoding often doesn't show up for them yet does for PC. (I bet you'll say "lower your bitrate" well, I don't need bitrate, I have a good CPU. My rate is at 3500 @720 30 using slow encoding. [Looks better than 1080p 60 and 720 60 streams all day everyday even at 360p c;]
3) one of the MOST IMPORTANT things. Raids and hosting. Upon hosting/ raiding someone on Mobile the viewers are left in the hosting chat like on pc. Similarities end there, because to join the hosted chat they have to tap banner that either doesn't show up, or is barely visible because it sits underneath the hosts channel banner, and uses the same color as the entire GUI. People click the host banner instead of the chameleon under it and loop back into the channel and miss out on the hosted Streamer's chat!
I have been asked why I host streamers with "dead chats" or who "use bots" but I don't o-o!!! I only host personal faves with active viewers, and my mobile iOS audience misses out.
4) The Streamer takes a lot of Flak for the mobile app. Often I get called a, noob streamer, a botter, or asked who I paid to host me. Simply because I can't tell them where to find things on Mobile (that end up not existing). Or because the mobile doesn't show a sub button they think I am a pleb.
5) crashes, freezes, and more crashes available no on all devices :D download Twitch from your app store!
Every Android users I know doesn't even use your "lemon" of an app.
Wait... Before you decide to blame it on Apple, I know their restrictions don't include any of those things. YouTube Gaming does mobile just fine, also Caffeine.tv, and shou.tv to name a few. Also Apple devices are less likely to block your ads, less likely to get rooted and take advantage of twitch. So why is it that you decided to give them the short straw?
The Future of Streaming:
Didn't Google Deny YouTube on your Amazon Show devices?!?! Wake up.... Shaft them and give apple the support.
The future viewers aren't on PC, they will use show devices, smart Tv's & mobiles. Not many will buy a 2nd screen when they have one in their pocket, or nightable. Even surfboards will do more than surf the net. As Nvidia continues ramping their cloud. All potatos & French fries will be playing the latest games, no longer ogling on twitch typing "BibleThump".
If Twitch does not step up their mobile device support and firmly stand their ground. You very well might lose a lot of people streamers and viewers alike in the near future. Like MySpace did when Facebook came out being neat and simple beautiful on both mobile and PC.
Mobile is taking over. Even in the mobile gaming arena. Phones now have good native Streaming. Face cam quality is epic . Just wait for the AR IRL streams, not kid friendly Live Jasmin.__.
Please, before it is too late.
Carlos Ramirez commented
Hello guys, yes the subscription button is not available on the iPhone. It is however available on the iPad.
HOWEVER, There is a work around.
1) Open safari.
2) type http://twitch.tv/opms_iron_man (or your favorite streamer)
3) Let the page load
4) Hold the refresh button that is on the right of the address bar for 2-4 seconds.
5) Click Request Desktop Version
7) Spam twitch chat with "SUB HYPEE!! \ PogChamp / "
8) have fun ^-^
Dariele Ailan’i commented
Why bother having the mobile app if the most important features of Twitch (subbing, following, and donating) aren’t available?
The fact that Android users can sub through their app and iOS users can’t is unfair and if anything, it’s normally the other way around.
Please fix this Twitch.
Haven't subbed my favorite streamer simply because I can't figure out how in mobile. Twitch really sucks.
i don't have a problem subbing on mobile !! i use android and have the twitch app , when i am watching video i just tap on the video and a box drops down with a sub button in it !!
Wouldn't subbing on mobile constitute an in-app purchase, so apple/google would end up with like 30% of it? Seems infeasable unless there's a workaround for that.
There's already a web browser on your phone, sub with that, it works fine.
I will not subscribe as of i have so much itunes with no reason i dont want to use my bank account so yes it has stoped me
I can't even sub on my xbox one how dumb...
Just a sub on twitch
Sometimes I log in on my PC to sub, but that happens maybe 10% of the time. That's atleast $45/mo in lost revenue for your site for want of a feature.
There should definitely be a mobile subscribe button. I haven't subbed anybody because there is no button. I never watch on pc.