Fix the Ads for Bits
I love the idea for supporting streamers with bits but frankly I don't have the money to spend on bits, so that's why I rely on the free bits from ads, but one time after watching an ad it says "Try again later" under the Watch Ad button. At first I thought "Ok. I'll just watch more tomorrow" but it still said "Try again later" and it has been like that for months so I gave up checking at this point. If you could fix this or at least ease on the time you need to wait between ads. Maybe like one or two ads a week and these ads can stack, (for example if I don't watch my two ads for one week I can watch 4 ads next week and if I don't watch those 4 ads, next week I can watch 6 ads, and so on.)
Of course the "two ads per week" is just yet another suggestion, you can tailor it to however you feel fit. I just at least want a way of knowing "Hey! I watched all my ads. I can wait until _______ to watch another one." instead of relying on what feels like random luck to watch another ad.
I haven't been able to watch ads for bits since June 2019. I could log into my wife's account on the same PC using the same browser and get ads, but on my account it always says to try again later.
And no, I wasn't using an ad blocker. Until recently, I never used one because of Twitch and the ability to watch ads to support streamers. I finally just gave up since it wouldn't work anyways.
The only way for me to support streamers (since i cant spend on bits) is ad bits, and i cant do that because its greyed out. Please fix ad bits twitch!!!
I disabled any adblocking as soon as i made my account. I am all for supporting streamers. But now your ads tell me i need to remove it completely. Which i have done. Still doesnt work. Are you seriously asking people to go on the internet defenseless from nonsense pop ups? all to get a few pennies worth of bits? Top it all off it STILL doesnt work. Maybe fix that..
This isnt so much an idea as it is a complaint. I have no idea where to send those so this is a last resort. I disabled any adblocking as soon as i made my account. I am all for supporting streamers. But now your ads tell me i need to remove it completely. Which i have done. Still doesnt work. Are you seriously asking people to go on the internet defenseless from nonsense pop ups? all to get a few pennies worth of bits? Top it all off it STILL doesnt work. Maybe fix that..
I thought it was broken for everyone but some people can still watch ads? Fix it, Twitch!
I haven't been able to watch ads for bits in months. I want to support streamers but am unemployed and don't have money. The ads were a great way for me to cheer for people without hurting my wallet. I don't mind if I can only watch a couple a day but not being able to in MONTHS is frustrating.
I haven't been able to watch ads for bits in over a year as well. The confusing part is the fact that sometimes when joining a stream, I will get an ad but I don't have the option to watch one for bits.
Their are ads, one of my friends just joined Twitch and is seeing 4 to 5 a day.. Twitch's algorithm in the Twitch app looks at your viewing habits and how often your active and then looks too see if your reliably watching adds everyday.. So they are actually profiling you and then if your not what they want will turn off access to watch ads for bits. Usually when they turn you off they will not turn your account back on. This is done automatically through the app and not by any group or person.
No ads to watch since January... tired of patiently waiting. I figured the "slow months" after Christmas where advertisers dont want to pay for as many ads surely has passed by now.
Ads for bits is the only way for some people to show their support to streamers using bits. Please, make it work.
A few weeks ago, I was introducted to bits for ads. Since I didn't have any money to buy bits, I wanted to try this feature on twitch. I waited a very long time, but the ads button was always greyed out, no matter when it was.
I was looking forward to be able to support my favorite small streamers with a few bits, and help them out a bit, but I was very disappointed when I found out it was no longer working.
Please make it work again.
I also have some suggestions to provide more people with bits:
1. Reset 2 times in a day. Once during noon and once at midnight. 3000 bits for each day. (Which isn't all that much!)
2. Provide a relativly high minimum bit amount for each ad. (like min. = 5 bits)
3. Provide this to everyone in every country.
Thanks for your consideration!
bits for ads is us only and even for them it has become a thing of past, most can't watch ads for bits now. Besides ads for bits gives very tiny rewards, so I don't know. Twitch needs to fix pre rolls I guess.
Wow, this has been frustrating for me. The past several months I too have not been able to watch ads for bits. This sucks as this is my way to supporting various streamers besides just watching their stream.
I think it's time to be transparent about why someone can or cannot earn bits through ads.
Spurred by my own account's inability to earn bits from ads since 2019, I had tested with a friend of mine in an attempt to determine the reason why she could earn bits and why I couldn't. We tested this by running the following at the exact same time:
1. Using the same computer
2. Using the same browser to log in (one window in incognito mode, and we swapped to check)
3. Watching the same stream at the exact same time
4. We also determined we are generally of the same demographic (same age, ethnicity, gender, both with accounts that have verified emails, generally followed similar people on Twitch, both active on some streamer's chats)
We both live in the United States in the same city. Yet despite our attempt to control as many variables as possible, she continues to be able to enjoy earning bits from ads, while I do not.
It needs to be explicitly clear why someone is not allowed to watch ads for bits but is denied. "Try again later" is not good enough, and support continuing to say to "check occasionally from time to time" is not good enough.
I haven't watched ads in a year, I used to, but then the option wasn't available to me anymore. My boyfriend lives in the same area, and he can watch ads. That's so unfair
i also have the same problem and its not working anymore for me so twitch please open it for us at least we are watching ads for you and getting you money and getting us bits so please fix it for me
i've been able to watch ads for bits once, then never again. please fix it, i would like to support streamers the best i can, and i will watch and interact with many ads if it helps them. Seems to have been an ongoing problem for awhile so i don't expect it to be addressed anytime soon, but it would be nice!
Have also had this problem. Had ads for bits work for a long time, then suddenly it stopped working for over 2 months, if not much longer by now. I am American, so no, being somewhere other than America has nothing to do with it. I don't know how you would identify what is considered "abuse" of this feature, but restricting it for some people just because this is the only way they can get bits, at least currently, is extremely stupid and inconsiderate of Twitch. I'm putting my 2 cents in, but I assume Twitch doesn't actually look here and they don't give a **** about users' opinions anyway.
Haven't been able to watch an ad for bits in over a year now, fix it...!
fix it, AGAIN