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How to Set Up Twitch Prime Gaming

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Many Twitch viewers don’t realize that they can use their Amazon Prime membership to subscribe to one Twitch channel per month for free. A channel must have Affiliate status in order for you to subscribe to it and a subscription with Twitch Prime has the same benefits as a traditional subscription.

Prime Gaming subs, formerly Twitch Prime subs, will be able to watch the channel ad-free, use the channel’s emotes, participate in the streamer’s subscriber benefits, and the broadcaster will be paid.

How To Set Up Prime Gaming (Formerly Twitch Prime)

If you are already an Amazon Prime member, all you have to do to receive your Prime Gaming benefits is to sync your Twitch account to Amazon. You can easily do this by following these steps:

  1. Step 1

    Go to Amazon’s Prime Gaming section

  2. Step 2

    Click the “Sign in” button at the top right corner of your screen. 

  3. Step 3

    Sign in using your Amazon account information. Your account will then be linked to your Twitch account. You cannot use the same Amazon Prime account for multiple Twitch accounts.

You will receive your benefits the moment you have connected your accounts. If you live in a country that doesn’t have traditional Amazon services but has Amazon video, you can still sync your account through that website. 

If you do not have an Amazon Prime (or Amazon Prime Video) membership, you will need to sign up for one in order to qualify for Prime Gaming. You can do this on Amazon. In addition to Prime Gaming, an Amazon Prime membership offers many benefits including Prime Video, item discounts, free shipping, and more. You are currently able to sign up for a free trial. 

How To Subscribe to a Channel with Prime Gaming

One of the best things about the Amazon Prime Gaming account is that you can get a free subscription each month to your favorite Twitch streamer.

To support an Affiliate or Partnered Twitch channel, do the following:

  1. Step 1

    Click the subscribe button above the right side of the stream.

  2. Step 2

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    Under the subscription options, choose to subscribe with your prime membership.

  3. Step 3

    Begin reaping the benefits of your Prime Subscription.

How Much Does Prime Gaming Give to the Streamer?

Both Prime Gaming subscriptions and traditional Twitch subscriptions give $2.50 to the streamer (Tier 1). If they are one of the top streamers in the Partner program, they may receive $3.50 from the same tier. Additionally, streamers receive 50% of the revenue received from Tier 2 and Tier 3 subscriptions. It is one of the many ways how Twitch streamers earn money.

Benefits of Prime Gaming

As a member of Prime Gaming, you will be able to subscribe to a streamer one per month for free. You will also receive to select games (and special items in some games), have more chat color settings, and get exclusive prime emoticons. 

Twitch Prime Loot Image

An example of loot that is frequently given out to Prime Gaming members.

How to Use Prime Gaming on a Channel You Already Sub To

If you are currently subscribed to a channel in the traditional method, you will need to cancel it in order to use your Prime Gaming. If you choose to do this, simply go to the subscription section of your account and click the “Don’t Renew” option. You don’t need to worry about losing your subscription tenure with a particular channel so long as you use your Prime membership within 7 days of it expiring. 

Are Prime Gaming Subs a One Time Use?

Yes and no. Subscriptions are not automatically renewed each month. You are free to reuse your Prime Gaming on the same channel or choose a different one each month. 

Can You Save Up Your Prime Gaming Subs?

You cannot “save up” your Twitch subscriptions and use them simultaneously on multiple channels.

The Oh No! We Can’t Enable Prime Gaming on Your Account Error

In order to enable Prime Gaming on your account, you need to make sure that you are using a card that doesn’t expire in the next three months and registered in your own country.  Prime Gaming is available through Amazon Prime in the following countries (the links will take you to the proper site):

If your country isn’t on the list, you will need to cancel your Amazon Prime and sign up for Prime Video. You can go to the Prime page on Amazon to see if the flag displayed is your country’s flag. If it isn’t, you may have to deactivate your current account and set it up again properly. 

In Conclusion

As an Amazon Prime member, syncing and using your free Prime Gaming perks is an easy way to support your favorite streamer at no cost to you. Streamers spend a lot of time and energy building their channels and most appreciate their audience’s support. You can also watch ads to earn free bits on Twitch to donate to your favorite streamers.

About the Author


Chris is a digital marketer with a strong background in small business and influencer branding. He applies his knowledge of content and promotional strategies to design actionable advice for new and intermediate streamers. When he’s not busy crunching analytics, he can be found in the salt pits of League of Legends.

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