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How to link your Amazon Prime to Twitch? [Guide]

Knowing how to link your Amazon Prime to Twitch is crucial to getting the most out of both services. The link will get you access to free games and exclusive in-game content, a free monthly channel subscription, and other benefits. For this reason, we’ll teach you how to link Amazon Prime to Twitch so you can reap all the benefits.

Amazon Prime and Twitch: the connection

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Everyone knows Amazon Prime, the online streaming service. It comes with lots of extra perks like shopping bonuses, music, and playback privileges, just to name a few. However, few people know that an Amazon Prime subscription also offers gaming benefits through the game streaming platform, Twitch. If you’re new to Twitch, you might find this guide to streaming on Twitch useful.

If you’re wondering how the e-commerce giant can deliver benefits from an independent service, the answer is simple. Amazon recently purchased Twitch and now controls its services.

That said, you’re still technically paying for the perks that come with the link; since you pay for a monthly Amazon Prime subscription and a small part of it goes to Twitch. Plus, you should be able to save at least a few dollars each month on free games and a free channel subscription.

What benefits do you get by associating Amazon Prime with Twitch?

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That said, linking an existing Amazon Prime account to a Twitch account has several benefits, namely: a free subscription to any Twitch channel of your choice each month; access to free games and downloadable content; and the chance to win freebies that come with popular games on Twitch.

It also comes with some chat-related privileges. These include exclusive emoticons, expanded chat color options, and a unique chat badge to help other streamers identify your Amazon Prime user status.

How to Link Amazon Prime to Twitch

How to Link Amazon Prime to Twitch
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Linking your Amazon Prime account to Twitch is a fairly simple process. However, Amazon will require you to link your account to Twitch before you begin. In particular, you need a premium subscription to be able to enjoy all the benefits we mentioned above. In other words, you will have to sign up for either a premium membership or a free trial beforehand.

If you use a free trial, you will still be able to get a free Twitch channel subscription. If you are registered as a student, your access to a Twitch channel will not begin until you upgrade to a premium subscription.

Unfortunately, the process is not automatic and will require you to link your Amazon Prime to your Twitch account. Unlike most standalone bonuses, you will have to put some effort into connecting the two accounts.

Link your Amazon Prime to Twitch:

  1. Visit the official Amazon webpage using any web browser on any device and log into your Amazon account. Go to the upper right corner of the Amazon home page and select “Your Account” from the drop-down options.
  2. Given the string of options under “Your Account”, select the “Bonus” tab. You should be redirected to a new page with a list of options or benefits you can get with an Amazon Prime membership. Click on the “Stream option” and click the right arrow to move the selection to “Twitch Prime”.
  3. From there, you should be able to see a link at the bottom of the description with the title “Explore Twitch Prime”. Click on the option. This should redirect you to a Twitch/Amazon hybrid page with an “Activate Twitch Prime” option in the top right corner.
  4. Next. you may want to log into your Twitch account before linking the two accounts. Use a separate browser tab to visit the official Twitch page and log in to your account.

Activate Twitch Prime:

  1. Then, return to the Twitch/Amazon hybrid page. Click the “Activate Twitch Prime” button in the upper right corner of the page.
  2. The system will automatically track your location and suggest a server to connect to. The United States will be pre-selected for most users. However, if you are from another country or region, you should correct the selection to reflect your true location. Click “Continue to (your region)” to go to the Twitch Prime page.
  3. Then the Twitch Prime page will open. It will present you with the question: “Link Twitch (account name) to your Amazon account (account name)?” Click “Confirm”.
  4. The system will take a few seconds to process the request and redirect you to the Prime Gaming page. From there, you can already claim your badge, search for free games, or activate your free channel subscription.

Note that linking your Amazon Prime account to your Twitch account will allow Twitch to see and use your profile information from Amazon. Nevertheless, rest assured that both services abide by data privacy laws and have strict policies against sharing your private information with third parties.

How to claim your gifts on Twitch Prime

How to Link Amazon Prime to Twitch
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Linking your Amazon Prime account with your Twitch account has many benefits. These benefits will last as long as you subscribe to both services. From time to time, you will need to return to a specific page to access these benefits. That said, you’ll need to know how to access each perk. Here are the steps:

How do I claim free games and in-game loot?

To claim bonus games and in-game loot, simply head over to Prime Gaming. From there, select the “Games and Loot” option. Then choose the title you want to get items from and follow the on-screen instructions to claim your freebies. You will also be able to find downloadable videos, in which case you should read this detailed guide on how to download Twitch videos.

How do I subscribe to a Twitch broadcaster?

Additionally, Twitch allows you to subscribe to any Twitch streamer of your choice. Twitch normally charges around $4.99 for a subscription to any streamer, and that’s how much you can save each month by taking advantage of your free membership. Subsequently, you may be wondering about streamers and how they get paid. Be aware that Amazon always pays streamers the equivalent amount for free subscriptions. Here is a brief guide on how to make money from Twitch streaming.

To subscribe to a Twitch broadcaster, you must first log in to your Twitch account. Next, go to the profile page of any streamer you like and click the “Subscribe” button at the top of the page. If this is your first time subscribing to a streamer on Twitch, you’ll have the option to use your free monthly subscription to support the streamer. Click Yes to confirm.

How to unlink Amazon Prime from Twitch

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At some point, you may choose to unlink your Amazon Prime account from your Twitch account for any reason. For example, you may decide to opt out of one or both of the Services, or you may wish to maintain the security of your accounts. Either way, you can unlink your accounts as easily as you could by following a few simple steps.

You can unlink your Amazon and Twitch accounts in two ways; you can unlink your account through your Amazon Prime account or through your Twitch account.

Unlink using an Amazon account:

  1. Visit the official Amazon webpage using any web browser on any device and log into your Amazon account. Go to the upper right corner of the Amazon home page and select “Your Account” from the drop-down options.
  2. Next, look for the “Digital Content and Devices” option at the bottom of the page. Locate the “Twitch Settings” option in the vertical list of options and select it.
  3. The website will take you to a separate page with a list of your linked Twitch accounts. Select the “Unlink Account” option to the right of the particular account you wish to delete. A confirmation pop-up will appear and you need to click on the “Unlink this Twitch account” option.

Unlink using Twitch account:

  1. You will need to log into your Twitch account for this particular process instead of your Amazon Prime account.
  2. Find “Manage Prime Gaming Account Settings” and select the Setup section.
  3. In the upper right corner, find the option “Unlink account from Prime Gaming account” and select it.

Final thoughts on how to link your Amazon Prime to Twitch

Amazon Prime to Twitch
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Linking your Amazon Prime to your Twitch account allows you to enjoy all the benefits of Prime gaming. These benefits are offered at no additional cost to users. Additionally, Amazon is also leaving these benefits open to subscribers for the duration of their subscription to the service. With a fairly simple linking process and plenty of benefits to reap over time, this is hands down one of the best streaming service ancillary benefits we’ve seen. Moreover, it is certainly a great incentive to subscribe to Amazon.