Twitch Streamers Are Not Happy With 30 Percent Share With Amazon

Luis Sebastian
By Luis Sebastian ยท October 31, 2022

During the TwitchCon, many streamers mentioned that they were not happy with the compensation given by Amazon, the owner of the company. Keep in mind that Twitch is the leading live-streaming platform around the globe. Amazon paid almost $1 billion to purchase the company. However, a Washington Post journalist talked with many streamers during the fest, and everyone admitted that the 70/30 pay compensation is not acceptable to them. 


Paying Too Little to Streamers

During the TwitchCon, the journalist of the Washington Post, Nathan Greyson, talked with many streamers. Streaming is a real-life job, and people stream and engage with their fans for more than eight hours daily. They sit in front of the camera, talk, and engage with their fans during the live streams. Most of them admit that streaming is one of the most challenging jobs in the world. They have to be transparent and make sure that fans are satisfied. Even the biggest streamers admit that they are not happy with the shared compensation


Amazon's Deal With Twitch Founders

In 2014, Amazon announced that it had acquired the game-streaming site Twitch for $970 million. The move was surprising, as Twitch was primarily known as a gaming platform at the time. However, Amazon saw the potential for Twitch to become much more than that. Under Amazon's ownership, Twitch has become one of the largest live-streaming platforms in the world. People of all ages and interests now use it to share their live video content with others. 

While gaming still makes up a large portion of Twitch's content, the platform has become a popular destination for music, art, cooking, and other types of content. Some traditional television platforms have even used Twitch in recent years.