Twitch just announced the release of Subscriber-only streams and I have seen plenty of people already saying it is a bad thing other saying it is the greatest thing since sliced bread I am sure there will be plenty of streamers that will take advantage of it to the point the new feature gets abused.
But personally, I do think it can be used as intended and be a great tool for rewarding the good folks supporting you via subscribing. The ability to do a once a month subscriber stream can be a great way to treat your subscribers probably be best till to wait till you have built up a fair amount of subscribers to make it worthwhile but I do feel the feature would be complete if you could also include Patreon supporters too.
The requirements for the ability to start subscriber streams are as follows:
- Must be a Twitch Affiliate or Twitch Partner.
- Must have broadcast at least 90 unique days as Affiliate or Partner
- Must not have violated Twitch Community Guidelines in your last 90 unique broadcast days. This means that if your channel received a suspension, you would need to broadcast on 90 different days without another violation to be eligible again.
To start a Subscriber stream:
- Go to your Broadcaster Dashboard.
- Select Subscribers under the Audience section of your Stream Information tab.
- Moderators and VIPs are able to view Subscriber Streams by default. If you wish to remove their access, uncheck their respective checkboxes in the Audience section.
- Begin your stream.
Who can watch Subscriber streams:
- Subscribers (Of coarse)
You can find the full information and details here