Twitch Turbo subscription service removes ads, adds chat tools

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Twitch Turbo

Streaming hub has had a lot of success letting gamers watch other gamers play games—it says that "more than 23 million" viewers tune in monthly to watch tournaments, high-profile players, and people falling asleep in their chairs during marathons. It's all free, of course, but those wishing for a little extra can subscribe to the newly launched Twitch Turbo plan which yanks commercials and gives viewers extra chat perks for $9 a month.

Turbo users get a custom icon set and "expanded chat colors" for that special flair. So, instead of saying, "Nice shot," perhaps you can now say, "Nice shot." Brings me back to my multichromatic Quake III days.

Have a look at Twitch's Turbo page for more info.

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