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What Is and How to Get Twitch Prime

Love Twitch? Love Amazon? If so, then you might need Twitch Prime.
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Twitch is a massive streaming platform. That being said, thanks to Amazon Prime, it has become even bigger. Check out this quick guide to figure out how to subscribe to Twitch Prime.

Twitch first launched back in 2011, offering gamers seemingly endless streaming content to consume. Now encompassing millions upon millions of hours worth of content, Twitch has become the streaming platform of choice within the video game community. Just three years ago, a new service made its way to Twitch, being Twitch Prime.

Twitch was acquired by Amazon for a whopping $970 million back in 2014. By 2016, Amazon decided to make the most out of their popular Amazon Prime service by adding Twitch to the mix.

Amazon Prime is a subscription service offered by Amazon. For a monthly fee, Amazon users can receive free shipping on all their items. Beyond that, Amazon has begun offering video streaming and games to the subscription service. If you want to get the most bang for your proverbial buck out of Twitch, you may want to sign up for this popular service.

Twitch Prime was announced in 2016. The feature is provided to any and all subscribers to Amazon Prime.

Why should I care about Twitch Prime, you ask? Well, there are a few reasons. Check out our breakdown of Twitch Prime down below.

Twitch Prime Benefits

  • Free Channel Subscriptions: This perk comes with a bit of a catch. As a member of Twitch Prime, you will have access to a single free subscription of a Twitch channel of your choice every month. However, the Twitch channel must be a “Partner / Affiliate” channel to Amazon.
  • Free Games: As seen here, Twitch Prime members have access to a select line of games. Beyond that, the subscription service also offers free in-game loot for select titles.
  • Chat Color Options: Check out your settings here in order to change the color of your chat.
  • Emoticons: There are exclusive emoticons that come with your Twitch Prime subscription, so feel free to emote away.
  • Exclusive Prime Chat Badge: Within your settings, as seen here, you can also activate an exclusive chat badge. If you don’t want to be identified as a Twitch Prime user in this way, you can toggle the chat badge on and off through the link provided above.
  • Broadcast Storage: Originally, you can only store old broadcasts for 14 days. With Twitch Prime, you can store all your content for up to 60 days.

How to get Twitch Prime

In order to lock down a subscription to Twitch Prime, you will have to go through a few steps.

As provided by help.twitch.tv, you should do the following if you are not an Amazon Prime member and are currently looking to join Twitch Prime. First, go to the following site here. Next, follow the steps below.

Once you have created an Amazon prime account through the steps below, you will want to then sign in to your Twitch account. After logging in, press the icon offering to connect your Twitch account and finally confirm.

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Hunter Boyce is a writer, which probably seems pretty obvious with "author" prominently displayed. He mostly writes about video games. However, he was previously a mixed martial arts news writer. When not writing about people pelting each other in the face or about leveling up in the latest RPG, he tends to spend his time as a web producer in Atlanta. You can shout all of your MMA and video game related quandaries at him at @SomthinClever on Twitter. Feel free to make your demands to him in ALL CAPS. He loves that.

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