Yep you read that right, Twitch will now let you buy games directly from their website…
According to Twitch, this is how the new feature will work:
People already use Twitch as a way to ‘demo’ games and get a feel for what they’re all about before committing to a purchase. Soon, when you watch a stream, you’ll see an option to purchase below the video on the channel page if the game or in-game content is available on Twitch.
When you buy, if the streamer is a partner who has opted into the program, he or she gets a 5% share of the revenue. So now you can help support your favorite partnered streamers just by getting a game on their channel. And, purchases come with a special digital Twitch Crate filled with surprises!
If you want to learn more, head over to their website here. This is a step in the right direction and it makes supporting your favorite streamers that much easier.