Allow viewers to watch as many ads as they want for bits
To make this possible you can add in a human verification screen to prevent botting, it allows viewers to support their favorite streamers as much as they are willing to spend time watching ads for
Ads aren't shown freely. Companies pay money to get Twitch to roll ads.
If I own a company I can pay 1,000$ per US state to see my ads. 50,000$ total. Each ad shown would give 5 cents with a limit of 1000$ in ads per state. Once the $$ from my company dries up, you will no longer see my ads. Twitch is not the one just handing out $$. It's the ad company and they want to get the most for their buck meaning a diverse audience.
This idea will never be implemented because you all clearly don't understand how ads and ad revenue work. Any normal business wanting to show ads would never want the same person taking handfuls of cash and never purchasing their products. 30 sec ads means you make 10cents per minute. That's 6$ per hour if you stay on it for a whole hour. If you truly want to support a streamer you can get a job for 10+$ per hour. Mow a lawn or shovel snow for 20$. Not only will you make your 6$ for the streamer but have extra cash in your pocket which you could give to the streamer.
-Terrible idea for the ad companies since they would be handing over cash with no profits to gain themselves.
-Terrible idea for Twitch since it would lose reputability with ad companies.
-Terrible idea for the streamer since you would be watching the ads instead of them since you can't do both.
-Terrible idea for you since your time is worth more than 10 cents per minute.
Main point to take away from this
=Twitch isn't giving away the money! The company you're watching the ad for is!=
I 100% agree with this. If this isn't possible financially then increase the number of ads we can watch and lower the number of bits we get from each ad, but so we get more in total. I would watch 50 ads for 50 bits rather than 5 ads for 25 bits any day of the week.
Matthew Hall commented
i want to get more bits for a streamer
i Think that you should be able to watch as many ads as you want, If not at least make the maxium ad a little higher
I love this idea too. Since we are watching Ads to support Twitch and our Streamer, it would be nice to get back a little reward even if it means a few bits per Ad which adds up over time.
Jurgen Atkinson commented
I would really enjoy this. I may hate putting in Captcha or listening to garbled audio to punch in number but I love supporting my favorite streamers more. Maybe, when the daily ad limit is reached, the bits for ads function will switch into "safety mode" and start to require verification for every ad you watch.