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. A subscription with Twitch Prime has the same benefits as a traditional subscription. You 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 Twitch Prime
If you are already an Amazon Prime member, all you have to do to receive your Twitch Prime benefits is to sync your account. You can easily do this by following these steps:
Step 1: Go to twitchprime.com.
Step 2: Click the “Sign in” button at the top right of your screen.
Step 3: Sign in using your Amazon account information.
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 Twitch Prime. You can do this at amazon.com. In addition to Twitch Prime, 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 Twitch Prime
To support your favorite Affiliate or Partnered Twitch channel, ddo the following:
Step 1: Click the subscribe button above the right side of the stream.
Step 2: Choose to subscribe with your prime membership.
Step 3: Begin reaping in the benefits.
How Much Does Twitch Prime Give to the Streamer?
Both Twitch Prime 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. For more information about how streamers earn from broadcasting, read our guide, The 8 Ways Professional Streamers Make Money.
Benefits of Twitch Prime
As a member of Twitch Prime, 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.
An example of loot that is frequently given out to Twitch Prime members.
Can You Save Up Your Twitch Prime Subs?
You cannot “save up” your Twitch subscriptions and use them on multiple channels at once.
How to Use Twitch Prime 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 Twitch Prime. 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 Twitch Prime Subs a One Time Use?
Yes and no. Subscriptions are not automatically renewed each month. You are free to reuse your Twitch Prime on the same channel or choose a different one each month.
The Oh No! We Can’t Enable Twitch Prime on Your Account Error
In order to enable Twitch Prime 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. Twitch Prime is available through Amazon Prime in the following countries (the links will take you to the proper site):
As an Amazon Prime member, syncing and using your Twitch Prime 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 the support their audience gives them. To read about another way you can tip your treasured channels without spending a dime, read our post, How to Earn Free Bits on Twitch.
If you are intrigued by the thought of broadcasting on your own Twitch or Mixer Channel, check out our post, 7 Reasons Why You Should Stream.