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 also have not been able to watch ads for bits since late June/ early July.. I tried contacting support about it, and they basically told me tough bananas because ads for bits is not a guaranteed feature. I am a full time streamer and this is how I support people in my community, I cannot afford to just buy the bits and Twitch is not letting me earn them.
Please fix this. I've been wanting to do my donations since before but it's not allowing me, its only saying that "ad limit reached" and "try again tomorrow, please fix this.
i tried once and it has never let me do it again. if they want to prevent abuse or something just remove the button or add a countdown to give an idea when you can do it again
I made my account in 2013 and since the start of bits I have never been able to view ads for bits. always "try again later". I have tried this every hour of the day, so it shouldn't be the global daily limit.
My guess is that twitch calculates how likely it is that granting the user "free bits" will make them spend money on the site. And since I haven't paid for anything on twitch for 6 years they might be pretty certain that I won't do so in the future.
I personally just really dislike the silence on the side of twitch.
I smell bad faith. The least they could do would be either make the buttons say how much longer until the next ad is available, or simply not bother offering bits for ads in the first place (rather than giving us what essentially amounts to false hope; if you don't know when the next ad is available, don't bother teasing us!)
I have stopped spending bits altogether, and probably won't pay for any more subs (other than the 'free' one that comes with my Prime), because I don't have the money for this sh**. I only spent $ one time on bits, and that was for the "starter" discount.
(Ironically, I'm one of the few people that is genuinely aware of and okay with being "sold" to advertisers; whatever makes the wheels turn... but the wheels aren't turning when I can't watch ads)
edit: just to be clear, I understand that there is a "limit" on the number of ads that can be watched in total between all users at a given time; my problem is that the current system seems... difficult, to say the least. So long as there is a constant "flow" of ads into the pool, people that have watched an ad should eventually be allowed to watch another, without having to refresh every 20 minutes or something. If you have to, sell some ads to Google or something; they've got plenty! Because the current system is stupid and unfair, and I don't think anyone can reasonably question this. My decision to boycott the Sub and Bits purchasing systems still stands; you need to fix this sh** because it pisses me off
Kind of sad that this issue is over 2 years old and still ongoing. Come on Twitch, fix your sh*t. Stop being greedy and allow for free bits via ads again.
I haven't been able to watch ads for bits for a year and a half. I had to create a whole different account just for donating bits. And the ads work on that account. I honestly don't know if it had to do with something with watching too many ads, but all I want is some bits on my main account. Please, Twitch, fix this.
Says I need to turn off my ad blocker when it is off
have not gotten bits scence 2018
Fix dis. i had ad blocker on 1 time and i think that was my only shot
it still says try again later
Why the **** is it even still an option IF IT DOESN'T WORK??
ever since my account has been created i have never been able to recive bits
I never got the watch ads for bits to work
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Never worked for me and I test it every damn day pretty much . Guess some asshole ruined it for the rest of us by using botts and what not.
One year... ONE WHOLE YEAR I've had this issue. Closest I've gotten to any help was they gave me 100 bits....
I've been having this issue for a few months now too.
it says only for the us
What happen to the bits for ad button.