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How to Earn Twitch Channel Points

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Channel points are a Twitch feature that creates interaction between viewers and streamers. They are earned through watching the channel, donating, and talking in chat. They can be redeemed for the prizes that streamers have set up on their channel.

How Much Do Twitch Channel Rewards Cost?

Streamers are able to determine the price of each channel reward. They also can give you additional custom rewards on their channel that will vary from community to community. You can view the rewards and prices by doing the following:

Step 1: Go to a channel when it is live. 

Step 2: Click on your channel points number underneath the message box.

Step 3: Scroll through the options to view every reward and their prices. 

How to Earn Channel Points

Viewers earn channel points through watching the streamer, following and subscribing, participating in raids, and donating to the streamer: Here is a breakdown of the points and eligibility:

ActionAvailabilityPoints Earned
Watch a channel for 5 minutesAnyone+10
Click to redeem channel points (every 15 minutes)Anyone+50
Watch channel for 5 minutes as a subSubscribers+20
Click to redeem channel points as a sub (every 15 minutes)Subscribers+100
Follow the streamers (points only given once per channel)Anyone+300
Cheer for the first time on a channel (resets every 30 days)Anyone+350
Gift a sub on a channel (one reward for every 30 days)Anyone+500
Join a raid at the end of a streamAnyone+250

Viewers can also earn bonus points if they return to a channel every time it goes live based on their current streak. To count as a streak, each stream must be at least 10 minutes long with at least a 30-minute break between them. These points are available to anyone who frequently watches the channel. The breakdown is as follows:

Watch StreakPoints Earned
2 Consecutive Streams+300
3 Consecutive Streams+350
4 Consecutive Streams+400
5 Consecutive Streams+450

Can Twitch Channel Points Be Reset?

At this time, there is no way for Twitch Channel points to be reset by the streamer or the viewer. If a viewer wants to start with zero points again, they need to spend them all on current rewards. 

Twitch Channel Points Auto-Clicker

Want to clear the bonus channel points that you get on a channel without having to click the button? There is a Chrome extension called the Twitch Channel Points Autoclicker. When added to your Chrome browser, the auto-clicker will claim your channel points whenever they become available. That way, you can enjoy the stream without having to check the bonus points. 

Twitch Channel Points Hack

While there is no way for you to hack the system without risk to your computer, you can always earn base points from watching the stream. Even if you know you won’t be around, keep your device on and open to the streamer’s channel when they go live. You could earn a few hundred points while you are out and about. You can also install the auto-clicker plugin mentioned above. 


Channel points are a fun addition to every channel. Saving them up over time may allow you to unlock great prizes and rewards. The choices are up to you. 

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Luci is a novelist, freelance writer, and active blogger. A journalist at heart, she loves nothing more than interviewing the outliers of the gaming community who are blazing a trail with entertaining original content. When she’s not penning an article, coffee in hand, she can be found gearing her shieldmaiden or playing with her son at the beach.

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