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.
Hey everyone -
Today we’ve made the decision that we will no longer be offering Ads for Bits. Instead, we will be turning our attention to our newest ad formats like Multiplayer Ads, which allow you to vote in polls and reward Bits to your favorite creators.
The goal for Ads for Bits was to help make cheering available for everyone and we will continue to push forward with that goal, just in different ways.
We appreciate your feedback and interest in Ads for Bits since its initial launch, and hope you will continue to offer suggestions around future ads products.
Honestly, I haven't been able to buy bits since I literally can't, and I'd really really love to support the streamers that I love and had made almost like an online fam with all the other viewers. I want to be able to support them, even though I can't, so watching ads for bits was amazing for me, but now I can't, and I really miss being able to support them. Please bring it back, if not at least something like it please, thank you!
This ain't it chief
Instead, you should do both. You just ruined a perfectly accessible feature. Your changes reflect the opposite of what they're supposedly meant to do. Please change it back or have there be both options.
Twich ads earn
Not to mention is that for many of us, we get so few bits and subs (or near nothing) in a month, that our channels are almost entirely ad supported.
This flat out sucks. Boo you, yall make SO much money off of us and this was a lil way to give back. I guess ***** us huh? Thanks twitch..
"The goal for Ads for Bits was to help make cheering available for everyone and we will continue to push forward with that goal, just in different ways."
and just how is that exactly? Its not like you had any other ways to earn these without throwing our money at you.. again.. Are you all trying to run us off the platform? Yall doing more and more to make twitch as unappealing as possible.
"Multiplayer Ads are a new type of interactive video ad currently in closed beta. When you run a Multiplayer Ad on your channel, many of your viewers will watch the same ad, at the same time. As part of that shared experience, afterwards, these viewers will be able to vote in a real-time, interactive poll."
You removed ads for bits for longer forced ads we all get to watch together.. No one gets any bits for it so i fail to see how this is a replacement to ads for bits. Looks A LOT more like a new way for yall to line your pockets even more. You do realize only big streamers run ads in that way. No small streamer dares do this in fear of running what viewers they have off.
Such a dumb move, classic twitch move though.
I hate this idea and just am really upset by it
Extremely disappointed in this decision. Not sure why you couldn't not only give people a heads up that it's going away, but you could have at least allowed it to be available while it's still in beta.
Really stupid decision by Twitch to remove bits from watching ads.
Translation: "Instead of making ads worthwhile to watch, we're forcing you to watch ads to give the -streamer- bits to use in other channels instead of you. Give us more money."
The process of buying bits is too costly for people with limited income. Twitch has a culture that encourages its broadcasters to guilt their viewers into tipping or paying the broadcasters they watch. The subscription model doesn't add value to the viewers and over half of the subscription purchase goes toward Twitch anyways. This tipping system works well when there is an option to receive free or subsidized tipping currency, as we did with Ads for Bits. When this service is removed fully, like it is now, this prevents viewers from tipping how they see fit. This decision ostracizes people with limit income, fixed income, and/or cannot afford disposable income.
Well then *********, Twitch. Those stupid polls doesn't give me bits to use as I see fit, nor can I use bits to tell certain streamers things via text-to-speech bit donation alerts now because of this. I'm DEFINITELY not giving you guys money now.
Yeah translation we're losing too much money we want you to buy bits Or make it difficult for you to get more bits
Nós do Brasil também merecemos ganhar bits assistindo ads também! Temos excelentes streamers e uma comunidade muito vasta e nunca na vida eu consegui assistir um Ad para ganhar bits para doar para meus streamers preferidos ou parceiros de canal. Melhorem isso, por favor.
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!!!
im canadian and the same problem smh
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..