Twitch Turbo Upgrades
Turbo Streamer Features
Twitch Turbo doesn't have much use for those with Twitch Prime to subscribe too. Essentially all features (except ad-free) are available with Twitch Prime. People that have Prime have no real use to subscribe to Turbo as well. There are a few possible feature ideas that could make the $9/mo Turbo subscription price worth subscribing too. Here are just a few ideas. Not all have to be implemented, but a couple of them would be greatly appreciated.
For streamers who subscribe to Twitch Turbo, one benefit that many people would be very appreciative of would be having even just one single transcode guarunteed. Many streamers would find Turbo worth subscribing too if they got a single transcode in addition to Source. For example, if they're streaming at 1080p60, a 720p60 transcode would be nice, or if they stream at 72p60, a 480p60 transcode would be super useful. Viewers with slower internet would be more likely to be able to stick around, watch, and subscribe to streamers or donate bits. With the cost of Turbo being $9/mo, in addition to having more people be able to watch streams and spend money on Subscriptions and Bits, it would be a no-brainer for Twitch to add a single-transcode option.
Channel Points Boost
This would be a nice to have feature, but wouldn't be required. Twitch nerfed the boost to channel points for subscribers, which makes Tier 2 and 3 subs almost not worth subscribing too, since it would cost double or more just to get the same boost to Channel Points. Giving Turbo subscribers a global boost to channel points rates would be nice. It could be a like 1.5x boost. Then if they also subscribe to an individual channel, changing the Subscriber boost to an additional 0.5x at Tier 1 could give Twitch the income to keep the platform running, in addition to being able to get that 2x boost again.
Twitch Prime gives a free channel sub once-per-month, but some countries people can't get Amazon Prime, so that leaves them unable to get the free sub per month. Giving someone a single Tier 1 subscription on Turbo as well, would get more people to subscribe to Turbo. And if they have Prime as well, Amazon still gets the money from the Amazon Prime subscription, in addition to the Turbo subscription for the cost of 2 subscriptions per month. A win-win for both Amazon and the Twitch member!
Personally, I (Kenson) do not see much of a reason to subscribe to Turbo, but if even one of these extra features was added, I'd subscribe to Turbo in addition to Twitch Prime. Personally, I'd make the most use out of an single Transcode option for my streams. I like to stream 720p60, but I have 3-4 regulars that have slower internet and they get lots of buffering and are rarely able to watch the stream for more than like 20-30 minutes at a time before their internet craps out.
I agree 100% - as an affiliated streamer, I'd subscribe to Twitch Turbo in a heartbeat if it would guarantee me transcodes. This constant "oh maybe I'll be lucky and get transcode options today" game isn't fun at all, neither is restarting the stream until you get lucky.
Mixer used to have this business model: let streamers pay and they get transcodes and other boosts. I'd pay for this option immediately, and even un-affiliated streamers could reap benefits from this.
Personally I think Twitch should give transcodes to EVERYBODY all the time, regardless of popularity like YouTube do it.