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Key Takeaways

  • Twitch Prime is a premium experience included with Amazon Prime that offers bonus games, exclusive content, and free channel subscriptions to support streamers.
  • To link your Amazon and Twitch accounts, go to, sign in, then click your profile name and select "Link Twitch Account."
  • Navigate to channel you want to subscribe to, then click the "Subscribe" button. Be sure to tick "Use Prime Sub."

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's included with an Amazon Prime membership. Twitch Prime includes bonus games, exclusive in-game content, and more.

For many people, the most valuable benefit of a Prime membership is the free Twitch channel subscription that comes with it. This benefit directly supports your favorite streamer. Plus, 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 the full list of benefits.

To gain access to a free Twitch Prime membership, you must link your Amazon Prime account and accounts. To do so, head over to Amazon Twitch Prime.

Click "Sign In" in the top-right corner, and then type your Amazon Prime account login information.

Click the

After you log in to your Amazon account, click your profile name in the top-right corner, then click "Link Twitch Account."

Click your profile name, then click

You'll get another prompt confirming you want to link your Twitch and Amazon accounts.


You'll then be prompted to sign into your Twitch account.

click the log in button again

Confirm the accounts are linked, and then navigate to Twitch to get started with your Prime subscription.

Click the

How to Subscribe to a Twitch Streamer

When you choose to subscribe to a Twitch streamer via your Prime membership, you're giving $4.99 to that person.

To subscribe to a streamer, navigate to their profile, and then click "Subscribe" towards the top of the page.


If this is the first time you've subscribed to a streamer from your Twitch Prime account, you'll be asked if you want to use your monthly free subscription for this streamer. Click "Yes" to subscribe to that streamer for one month at no additional charge.

Ensure that you tick

After you subscribe to a streamer via your Prime membership, though, you have to wait a month before you can use your free subscription again. If you want to set up a recurring subscription, click "Subscribe" again, and then select the "Continue Sub" option.

If you choose to convert your Prime subscription to a recurring subscription, you'll be charged the monthly fee of $4.99. You 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 anytime on Twitch. To do so, click your profile picture in the top-right corner, and then click "Subscriptions."

Click your profile icon, then click

The "Subscriptions" page shows all your current (and expired) subscriptions, along with the subscription benefits, expiration dates, and whether each is paid or Prime.

Your subscriptions are displayed here. You can see all of the details for each.

How to Resubscribe to a Streamer via Twitch Prime

After you subscribe to a streamer via your linked Prime account, you have to wait one month before you can resubscribe.

To check your subscriptions, click your avatar in the top-right corner on Twitch, and then click "Subscriptions." A list of your current, gifted, and expired subscriptions appears.

All of your current subscriptions will be under the "Your Subscriptions" tab. In the image below, you see a Prime membership was used to subscribe to a streamer.

The details of your subscription.

You can either pay to resubscribe now or use your Twitch Prime membership to pay for another subscription to the streamer after it expires.

Subscribing 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 dime!