Getting affiliate should be about getting more followers and not more viewers
set the affiliate program just to 50 or 75 followers because twitch has a massive problem with correct viewer count, I have had like 20 people watching my stream at one time before, all chatting at the same time, and it only counted for like 2 or 3 of them.
Here's the thing. To all the people saying that it should stay as average viewers, I would be somewhat fine with that if the viewer count was even close to accurate but it's not. If they fixed that, a lot more channels would make affiliate and deserve it. This is what the OP was talking about.
On the other hand, even with that part fixed, there is also a straight math problem with using an average. To actually reach this goal if things were tracking correctly, the math points to you being better off streaming less and only during peak hours at least until you reach affiliate (unless you want to get to partner). I stream all my games because I want to stream gaming content but most of the time, I stream to 1 or 2 viewers because I play late at night on the west coast. Late night streamers on the east coast have an advantage because part of their late night time is still prime time for many parts (if in NA). This seems unfair and counter productive. Why not add in or factor in all the views your videos get overall when you are not streaming. A lot of my audience seems to watch my videos at different hours than when I actually stream. I have a day job and kids so my streaming times are limited but I am up late so I still have no problem making a good amount of gaming content that quite a few people are watching (I've already made it to 500 hours and last month I had 400 Views mostly from NA).
One other point is that most of the channel building systems are gated behind the Affiliate wall. Why can't non-affiliate channels use loyalty points and have a few icons to entice viewers to follow them and help them get to affiliate?
This could work however, it would make it a lot easier to buy affiliate then. All you would need is some fake followers. The active viewer count just proves that a) you didn't buy them. And b) you haven't been streaming for two years and just so happen to get 50 followers over time but not actually earn it.
Ew. No. This ain’t it.
The Viewer Count is active if they turn your volume down and minimize the window it doesn't count the viewer. So Just have it open
yo tengo 212 seguidores y tengo 3 espectadores pero no me cuenta el afiliado, no se que hacer
ive been trying to get affiliate and i have everything, but its saying I only have 34 followers when i have 54 and ive logged out re freshed and its still not updating . idk what to do
I personally think you should get affiliate if you have 50 viewers that come to every stream so it shows your building a community not just about followers and viewers
I think viewers would be a fine requirement if the viewer count was actually accurate.
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My Channel has just reached the affiliate requirements, but it still says I have 38 followers, instead of my real count, 52.
@ seanthepro Who decides good content? Hope it's not you, as I see plenty of "mostly" nude women, aholes playing **** games, stupid talk/aka podcasts, all as Affiliates. I think their content sucks, so why are they Affiliates??
See how stupid you sound!
It needs to be easier, and FYI, Twitch, your algorithm sucks balls. When a person gets a report emailed from you showing 22 new chatters, viewers, yet when we come to the "stats" page and it shows only 1 active viewer.....your sh*t blows!
I think I should stay the same because it is easy to get followers but not easy to keep viewers. So if you learn how to keep the viewers you then know how to grow your brand and channel.
I agree, because I’ve had family watch and that was a three of use, and it would most of the time say one person, or I have someone lurking and I was chatting with someone and a few other people telling me they were watching, but it would say only one person.
I disagree. As someone who just started streaming regularly and have not even reached affiliate but already have 100 followers from having my twitch account for a few years, being able to reach affiliate just by having followers would not challenge myself or other streamers to put out good content, interact with others, or keep people entertained so they don't leave. That's nearly the point of the website is to entertain people live. Why should I be given affiliate if I can't average 3 people watching? I understand maybe there are issues where one is not receiving affiliate when they think or know they have reached the requirements. This is a separate issue and should be dealt with, but changing how affiliate works as a whole and making it follower-based should not be the solution.
in the path to affiliate, it says I'm on 48 followers when I'm on 57 now and this is all that stopping me from having affiliate.
@PistachioVT Wouldn't matter. Way to many "cheat" to get Affiliate. Just the other day, seen a "hot" female on FB F4F group w/ only 3 followers when she posted. 8 hours later, half naked pic added to profile, she had over 2k Followers, and her channel, which was streaming was "opinionated" bs, off the wall, nonsense, had 7k Viewers Active. 6 days later, w/o ever streaming again, she reached Affiliate. And on that day, she had barely 10 Active Viewers. So, don't tell me people aren't figuring out how to cheat the system. The system needs to be revamped and fair to ALL. Some of us work, family, commitments, stream "off" prime time. Why shouldn't we be able to make Affiliate also? What makes you more special than the next Joe Smo?? Oh, right, because you actually do nothing but spend you're entire time "Streaming" as a job. Not everyone has 8+ hours to devote to this. And saying "connect" does squat also. We've/I've used Twitter, Insta, FB multiple groups, FB friends listing, and everything in between. None of it worked....So tell me again why Views count more than followers? I get followers easily, but views, due to what I posted above, is NON EXISTENT. This needs a MASSIVE overhaul....
true, it is kinda scuffed.
i have 268 followers but it shows 25 in path to affiliate
Infelizmente a Twitch faz deste jeito se durante 1 hora tu tens 5 pessoas a assistir vai te dar 5 pessoas durante essa hora apenas porque se depois dessa hora passar mais uma hora e tu tiveres 0 a hora anterior não vai contar para nada.
5 pessoas durante 1h= 5 views se passar mais 1h e tiveres 0 pessoas= não teres media nenhuma
Uh no? The reason it’s viewers is because viewers are more meaningful. You could have 1,000,000 follows but if you can’t even get 3 views it’s useless.