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If you want to take your gaming experience to the next level, this Twitch Prime guide will certainly help. “Prime Gaming” as it is now called, is the way to go, and it’s available to all Amazon Prime members.
With countless benefits included with your Amazon Prime membership, Twitch Prime can easily pay for itself and save you money in the long run.
Twitch Prime, or Prime Gaming, is an exclusive subscription service that allows Twitch streaming service users and non-Twitch-users alike to benefit from a number of features such as free in-game loot and free games (that you can keep forever) every month. Another feature included with Prime Gaming is a free Twitch channel subscription, which is a $4.99 value alone. This allows you to view any video game content that your favorite streamers are streaming on Twitch.
In 2016, Amazon introduced “Twitch Prime” to the platform, and, in 2020, Twitch Prime was rebranded as “Prime Gaming.” In this article, we will use the two terms interchangeably.
Twitch Prime comes free with your Amazon Prime account. If you don’t have one, you will have two pricing schemes to choose from:
If you are a student, you will have access to an exclusive discount that will essentially cut the price in half for both the yearly and monthly subscription options.
As mentioned above, Twitch prime, or Prime Gaming, is included for free with Amazon Prime. All you have to do is activate it from this page while logged in to your Amazon Prime account.
Signing up for Prime Gaming is easy. If you already have an Amazon Prime account, all you have to do is activate Prime Gaming by visiting this page and clicking the button at the top of the page that directs you to “Try Prime Gaming.”
If you don’t already have Amazon Prime, there are two main ways to sign up for Prime Gaming. The first way is through Amazon Prime, and the second is through Twitch. If you want to know how to activate Twitch Prime, read the instructions below:
Here’s how to get a Prime Gaming account from Amazon:
Here’s how to sign up for Prime Gaming through your Twitch Dashboard:
Whichever method you choose to sign up for Prime Gaming, you’ll enjoy the same benefits.
Once you are signed up, all you have to do is link your Twitch account to Prime Gaming. In order to do that, navigate to gaming.amazon.com while logged into your Amazon Prime account and click “Link Twitch Account.” (See image below)
Once you select “Link Twitch Account,” you will be directed to automatically link your Twitch account with a few clicks.
Every month, you will be able to subscribe to one channel of your choice for free. This subscription will last for one month. After that, your option to subscribe for free will be renewed. At this point, you can either re-subscribe to the same streamer again or subscribe to another one of your favorite streamers for free.
If you want to know how to Twitch prime sub and utilize your free channel subscription, follow these steps:
Subscribing with Prime Gaming is easy, and you can do it every month. This will save you up to $4.99 monthly.
Prime Gaming, previously known as Twitch Prime, comes with a long list of benefits (gaming-related or not).
Because you can’t get a Twitch Prime account without an Amazon Prime account, all of the benefits of Amazon Prime are included. Below, however, we will focus on the Prime-Gaming-specific benefits:
If you want an expanded list of every benefit that comes with an Amazon Prime account, take a look at this page, which lists — in detail — all Prime benefits.
Prime Gaming comes with exclusive Twitch Prime loot that you can claim every month. To claim it, follow these steps:
To unlink your Twitch and Amazon.com accounts:
Once you select “Unlink Account,” your Twitch account will be removed from your Prime Gaming account.
If you want to cancel your Twitch Prime subscription completely — or unsubscribe from Twitch Prime — you can do so by canceling your Amazon Prime account following these steps:
Note: this will end all Amazon Prime benefits as well as your entire Amazon Prime account.
If all you wanted to do was unlink your Twitch account from your Amazon Prime account, follow the steps in the above section “How to Unlink Twitch Prime From Your Twitch Account.”
By giving you access to a number of free games, a free Twitch channel subscription, and free in-game loot every single month, on top of all of the benefits that already come with Amazon Prime, it’s easy to see how activating Prime Gaming, or Twitch Prime, is more than worth your while.
If you want access to all of the features that Twitch Prime has to offer, all it takes is a few clicks!
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