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How to Legitimately Watch Twitch Without Ads After Prime Rules Change on October 14th

Published: 23/Aug/2018 22:25 Updated: 24/Aug/2018 0:21

by Virginia Glaze


Twitch is rolling out a new set of changes this coming October in regards to advertisements on their platform.

While users could once avoid ads by subscribing to Twitch Prime – an initiative accessible through Amazon Prime – that will no longer be the case.

In an effort to better support streamers, Twitch is now rescinding the ad-free viewing experience for Prime subscribers. Twitch broke down their decision in a blog post, where they defended the change as a means to protect their creators.

“Advertising is an important source of support for the creators who make Twitch possible. This change will strengthen and expand that advertising opportunity for creators so they can get more support from their viewers for doing what they love.”

This leaves subscribers with quite the conundrum. How will they avoid ads? More importantly, how can they do so legitimately?

Viewers will still be able to enjoy an ad-free viewing experience through October 14th. Once the change takes place, they will have one of two options for optimal streaming.

One of these methods requires the streamer in question to turn advertisements off, themselves. Twitch partners, streamers who have met a list of requirements of the platform in regards to view count and schedule consistency, can elect to disable advertisements for subscribers of their channel.

However, this method requires a monetary transaction. Depending on what benefits a subscriber wants to receive, a subscription can cost anywhere from $4.99/mo to $24.99/mo.

Viewers can also duck advertisements through Twitch Turbo, a new subscription service Twitch rolled out on August 20th. Turbo allows for an ad-free viewing across the platform, as well as priority customer support, extended broadcast storage, and an expanded emoticon set, among other perks.

This service will cost subscribers $8.99 a month. Either way, a legitimate, ad-free viewing experience is going to cost audiences money – but whether that’s worth it or not is up to them to decide.


Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton


Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”