Twitch has been providing lots of updates the past few days and weeks the most recent one was being able to change your name which is a big deal since the streaming service never had that option. Today they have announced that you will be able to buy games straight from Twitch and streamers will get a cut of the revenue.
Soon we’ll be taking another step to further strengthen the community and benefit streamers and viewers alike. Twitch has always been the best place to watch, share, and play games. Soon, it will be the best place to buy games as well.
When you watch a stream, you’ll see an option to purchase below the video on the channel page if the game or in-game content is available on Twitch. Any purchase over $4.99 will earn you a Twitch Crate, a digital loot box with a special reward like a game-specific emote, a chat badge, or some Bits. The contents of each Crate are randomly generated so you never know what surprise will be inside.
The feature is not out yet, but they will be rolling it out very soon so stick around for updates.