Twitch adds UPI and Paytm as a payment option, all details inside: The Amazon-owned game streaming platform Twitch has added Paytm and UPI (Unified Payments Interface) as payment methods for its Indian users today, 07 October 2021. UPI is an instant real-time payment system developed by the National Payments Corporation of India facilitating inter-bank peer-to-peer and person-to-merchant transactions and Paytm is a widely used digital payment solution in India.
We have already seen popular games like Valorant offer similar solutions. Another game streaming platform YouTube also allows Indian users to transact with UPI through its own payment solution Google Pay. However, Facebook, which is among the most popular game streaming platforms in India is yet to implement UPI payments.
How to buy Bits and Subscription on Twitch with Paytm or UPI?
Paying with UPI or Paytm on Twitch is rather simple. After selecting what you want to buy (for instance Bits), you just have to follow the below steps.
Click on 'See More Methods'
You can also select Amazon Pay, as it also offers UPI.
Select either Paytm or UPI
You can select either Paytm or UPI because both of them lead to the same page.
Click on 'Continue'
You will then be redirected to the payments page.
Choose your preferred payment option
Here on, the process must be very familiar to Indians. You just have to scan the provided QR code with Paytm or any other UPI app. You can also log in to Paytm with your phone number. Or, you can just type in your UPI and confirm the payment in the UPI app.
You will now get the confirmation about the purchase as soon as you confirm the payment on your UPI app. For the sake of this tutorial, I used PhonePe and it was rather quick.
For the unaware, UPI is one of the most popular payment options in India. It eliminates the need to enter bank details or other sensitive information each time a customer initiates a transaction.