An Amazon Prime membership offers several benefits, one of which is a free Twitch Prime membership. Here's how to link your accounts and get all the benefits of Twitch Prime for free.
What is Twitch Prime?
Twitch Prime is a premium experience on the video game streaming service that is part of an Amazon Prime membership. Twitch Prime includes bonus games, exclusive game content and more.
For many, the most valuable benefit of a Prime membership is the free subscription to the Twitch channel that comes with it. This benefit directly supports your favorite streams. In addition, you can subscribe again (for free) every month, as long as you have an active Amazon Prime membership linked to your Twitch account.
Visit the Twitch Prime Guide FAQ page for a complete list of benefits.
Link Your Twitch and Amazon Prime Accounts
To access a free Twitch Prime membership, you must link your Amazon Prime account and Twitch.tv accounts. To do so, move on to Amazon Twitch Prime.
Click "Login" in the upper right corner and then enter your Amazon Prime account information.
After you log into your Amazon account, click on the "Link Twitch Account." You will then be asked to log in to your Twitch account. Confirm that the accounts are linked and then navigate to Twitch to get started with your Prime subscription.
How to Subscribe to a Twitch Streamer
When you choose to subscribe to a Twitch Streamer via your Prime membership, you give $ 4.99 to that person.
To subscribe to a streamer, navigate to his or her profile and then click "Subscribe" at the top of the page.
If this is your first time subscribing to a streamer from your Twitch Prime account, you will be asked if you would like to use your monthly free subscription for this streamer. Click "Yes" to subscribe to the streamer for a month at no extra cost.
However, when you subscribe to a streamer through your Prime membership, you must wait a month before using your free subscription again. To set up a recurring subscription, click on "Subscribe" again and then select the "Continue sub" option.
If you choose to convert your Prime subscription to a recurring subscription, you will be charged the $ 4.99 monthly fee. You will have to manually subscribe to a streamer every 30 days to use your Twitch Prime subscription again.
How to view your current subscriptions
You can view your subscriptions at any time on Twitch. To do so, click on your profile picture in the upper-right corner and then click on "Subscriptions."
The "Subscriptions" page shows all your current (and expired) subscriptions, along with subscription benefits, expiration dates and whether each is paid or Prime.
How to re-register a Streamer via Twitch Prime
When you subscribe to a streamer through your linked Prime account, you must wait a month before you can subscribe again.
To check your subscriptions, click your avatar in the upper-right corner of Twitch, and then click "Subscriptions." A list of your current, gifted and past due subscriptions is displayed.
All of your current subscriptions will be under the "Your subscriptions" tab. In the image below you can see that a Prime membership was used to subscribe to a streamer.
You can either pay to sign up now or use your Twitch Prime membership to pay for another subscription on the streamer after it expires.
Subscription is a great way to financially support your favorite Twitch streamers. And if you subscribe via your Twitch Prime membership, you can do so without spending a penny!