As you enter the Broadcasting Studio while doing a Twitch Talk Show, you might notice these fascinating icons under the Preview Screen and wonder what they are referencing. 

So let’s take a look 👀  

Under this icon, you will see the number of current viewers of your broadcast.

Here you will see the number of viewers who discovered your channel and ‘Follow’ your account.  

All Twitch Partners and Affiliates regardless of where they live can now enable the feature that allows their audience Cheering with Bits (virtual good) to show support for those streamers, celebrate the moments with the community, all right in chat.
Twitch Partners and Affiliates can enable Cheering on their channels. Cheer settings for Partners are located in the Twitch Dashboard -> Partner Settings -> Cheer. For Affiliates they are found in the Twitch Dashboard -> Channel -> Cheer.

You may also choose which Cheer Chat Badges are enabled in your channel. All badges are 'on' by default, but you can select which chat badges your channel supports in the Cheer Chat Badge Settings.

Twitch’s subscription options let Affiliates and Partners reward and interact with their most passionate fans. Once you reach Affiliate, viewers can ‘subscribe’ to your channel for a set price per month for additional perks defined by you.  Under subscriptions, you will see the number of current viewers who are subscribed to your channel.

So what is the Path to becoming a Twitch’s Affiliate?

To get started, head to the Achievements page on your Twitch Dashboard.
The Path to Affiliate list on the left contains some goals to help guide you towards Affiliate status. 

There are 4 main requirements that you can see below:

  ✅  At least 8 total hours broadcast in the last 30 days
  ✅  At least 7 unique broadcast days in the last 30 days
  ✅  An average of 3 concurrent viewers or more over the last 30 days
  ✅  At least 50 Followers

Within a few weeks, after your channel becomes eligible, you will be invited via email, the Notification Area in the upper right corner of twitch.tv, and on the Dashboard live tab.

What  features do Affiliates have access to?

What’s next? The Twitch Partnership Program!

The Twitch Partnership Program is for those who are committed to streaming and are ready to level up from Affiliate. If you love sharing what you do with a live community and have built up a sizeable audience, you are ready to apply :) 

Path to Partner includes three achievements:

 ✅  Stream for 25 hours in the last 30 days
 ✅  Stream for 12 unique days in the last 30 days
 ✅  Reach 75 average viewers in the last 30 days

Streamers who complete the Path to Partner achievement in your Achievements Dashboard will unlock a button to apply for Partnership, and receive priority for their application to be reviewed.

Please note that the Path to Partner achievement lists the minimum criteria Twitch is looking for in potential Partners, and completing them does not guarantee Partnership.

What are the benefits of becoming a Twitch Partner? 

Do you love broadcasting?
Are you ready to build your own community? 

Then don't waste any more time, learn how to connect your Twitch account to BeLive in this quick guide and start your Path. 😉 

P.S. It's free 😄 

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