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How to use Amazon Music on Twitch Live Streams



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The Amazon Music extension for Twitch allows streamers to choose from a variety of music to play as a radio station during their live streams. Prime subscribers (or Amazon Music Unlimited) can try and interact with your music as you stream.

Only streamers who are Twitch Prime members or Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers may use the Amazon Music extension during their live Twitch streams. Viewers who do not subscribe to these services cannot listen to the music played on stream in this way; they will simply hear the bass sound in the stream.

In addition to ad-free music, the Amazon Music add-on is also DMCA-approved, which means that the music you play will not be flagged as copyrighted material. Of course, the music will not be saved in your clips or later view, but at least you will not be subject to a copyright claim.

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To install the Amazon Music extension on your Twitch stream, first go to the Twitch website, log in to your account, and navigate to your Creator Dashboard. You can find this drop-down menu by clicking on your profile picture in the upper right corner and then selecting “Creator Dashboard.”

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There are many cool things you can do on your Creator Dashboard, but the Amazon Music add-on is on the Extensions tab. On this page, select “Extensions.”

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You see a selection of extensions to choose from. You can filter the options with the search bar. In the search field, type “Amazon” (or “Amazon Music”), then press “Enter” or “Return” on the keyboard.

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The Amazon Music add-on appears at the top of the list. Click “Install” when you are ready. An installation wizard will appear prompting you to activate it before you can start using the extension. Go ahead and select “Configure” to proceed to the next step.

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A new page opens and an installation prompt shows you a quick step-by-step guide to the steps required to link the Amazon Music add-on to your Twitch account. This will set the add-on for you.

Click through the instructions and navigate back to the Extensions tab. Select “My Extensions” and then click “Activate” in the Amazon Music panel.

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After selecting “Activate”, select “Set as overlay 1” (the overlay number can be changed if you have other overlays active, but the order does not matter) in the drop-down list. The Amazon Music extension is moved to your “Enabled extensions” list.

Then go to the “Stream Manager” tab and select the Amazon Music extension from the “Quick Actions” panel.

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A pop-up window will appear with additional installation instructions. First, you need to verify that the Amazon Music add-on is not playing through the stream. The Amazon Music extension does not allow you to play music through the extension, so nothing needs to be configured here.

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Hit “Continue” and “No thanks, not now.” By selecting “Open Web Player”, Twitch will open a new window with Amazon Music web players.

To use the web player, you must log in to your Amazon Prime account at the top right of the recently launched tab. If you do not have your Amazon Prime account linked to your Twitch account, we have a nice guide on how to do that in this post, just look for the section “Linking your Twitch and Amazon Prime accounts”.

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Once you have selected a song to play, Amazon Prime or Amazon Music Unlimited viewers can tune in to listen to your broadcast by selecting the Amazon Music overlay in your broadcast. If a viewer logs in to their own Amazon Music profile, the music is initially muted and the viewer has the option to turn off the sound, which is played through the extension itself and not as sound through the broadcast itself.

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Viewers can choose to listen to the music, so that they have full control over all the music being played, if any. If the viewer is not an Amazon Prime member or Amazon Music subscriber, viewers can unlock a seven-day free trial through their Amazon account.




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