Twitch launches gift cards to use on subs, bits, and more

Give the gift of Twitch.

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Twitch has announced the launch of digital gift cards which can be used on-site to buy subscriptions, gift subscriptions to others, Bits, and Twitch Turbo.

Gift cards are available in increments of $25, $50, $100, and $200. They currently come in five variations: Happy Graduation, Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Thank You, and Happy Holidays. They can be sent via email, text message, and email from yourself.

Currently, gift cards are only available to U.S. residents. They’re easily redeemed via the Twitch web site and gives the recipient a gift card balance to buy subs, bits, and Turbo on the site.

Gift card funds will be automatically applied for purchases made on Twitch, so it’s an easy process. Once it’s redeemed, all purchases made will use whatever is on the gift card balance.

The gift cards will be another way for someone to support their favorite streamer. Many viewers feel bad that they cannot subscribe, but gift cards are an option for the more generous among us to help out in their favorite Twitch communities.

This will open up a whole new stream of revenue for broadcasters, like gifting subscriptions and Twitch Prime subscriptions have done in the past.