Sykkuno explains how Twitch ads are getting worse: “I want to watch the stream!”

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Sykkuno explained how Twitch ads are getting worse, claiming pre-roll ads are a hassle but Twitch Turbo isn’t a viable solution because it only supports the platform, not streamers.

Pre-roll ads are one of the most contentious features on Twitch. The ads play at the beginning of each stream, meaning it can take anywhere from 15 seconds to a few minutes before finally being able to tune into a stream.

Becoming a Twitch Turbo member is one way to get around it. It offers ad-free viewing (with exceptions), among other benefits.

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However, not everyone is willing to pay $8.99 a month, and the service can be prone to glitches from time to time.

Plus, it doesn’t necessarily help streamers, as Twitch star Sykkuno explained. He made it clear that he isn’t a fan of pre-roll ads, particularly in terms of being a viewer. He also claimed Twitch Turbo isn’t the ideal solution because it doesn’t support streamers.

Sykkuno isn’t a fan of pre-roll ads, nor is he a fan of Twitch Turbo.

I feel one ad is not so bad,” he said. “But sometimes I pop into a stream, and it hits me with eight ads in a row, and I’m just like, ‘I wanted to watch the stream, not the same ad!’”

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He explained that being forced to watch one or two ads only takes up about 30 seconds of a viewer’s time. But getting hit with “five minutes” worth of them the moment you open a stream is a different story.

Sykkuno also believes Twitch Turbo isn’t a viable solution: “I don’t know if I’m going to get in trouble for saying this, but the problem with Twitch Turbo is that you’re not supporting any of the streamers.

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“It’s not that I don’t appreciate Twitch, but I’m here for the streamers. I’m not a Twitch fanboy. I think twitch is cool, and I appreciate them, but that’s just how it is for me. I support streamers, not the platform.”

In contrast to his take on the issue, the official Twitch Turbo Guide states the following: “Twitch Partners and Affiliates still get credit for ad impressions when a Twitch Turbo subscriber watches their channel.”

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This sparked a discussion among viewers, which led some of them to conclude that he might not be aware of this fact.

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