Beyond donations, subscriptions are one of the most popular ways for viewers to support their favorite Twitch streamers. They do not merely give the streamer a recurring source of income. Still, they also provide the subscriber with a variety of digital rewards like badges and new emotes, ad-free viewing experience, and ingress to exclusive subscriber-only Twitch chatroom’s.
While Twitch subscriptions starts at $4.99 a month (with $9.99 & $24.99 ranges also obtainable), there is a way to unlock a free subscription option through the Amazon Prime or Twitch Prime services, which can be used in the same way as the paid version and also offers all of the extra benefits. Here is a method to use a free Twitch Prime subscription and how to cancel Your Twitch Prime Subscription.
What is a Twitch Subscription?
Twitch subscriptions are recurring payments made to individual channels on the Twitch streaming service. Its essential purpose is to support streamers financially so that they can stream content more often or even transition to streaming on Twitch full-time. Subscribers rewarded for their support with an increased status in that channel’s chat room in the form of fresh emotes and other goods.
What is Amazon Prime ?
Amazon offered Premium Paid subscription service Called Amazon Prime, which allows subscribers access to the company’s massive library of movies, books, and TV shows, and songs in their Prime Video, Prime Music, and Prime Reading programs, respectively. Additionally, streaming media, Amazon Prime subscribers also gain limitless cloud storage, discounted shipping on Amazon purchases, limited access to Audible. And a Twitch Prime membership, which provides monthly rewards, ad-free viewing on Twitch, and a free Twitch monthly subscription, among other advantages.
Are Amazon Prime and Twitch Prime Different?
Twitch Prime and Amazon Prime are different programs; although, subscribing to one automatically unlocks a subscription to the other. One can also elucidate Twitch Prime as being a part of Amazon Prime in much the similar way Amazon Video is. Amazon Prime is the umbrella, beneath which all of the company’s other Prime programs (i.e., Twitch Prime) are run and functions.
How to Sign Up With Amazon or Twitch Prime:
Once after logging into your Amazon account on the Amazon site, navigate to the official Amazon Prime page and tap on the yellow button that says Start your 30-date Prime free trial. The site will then confirm that you want to start your one-month free trial of the program. After this duration has ended, your chosen payment method will charge the usual $10.99 a month fee.
A substitute way to sign up for Amazon Prime is from the official Twitch Prime page on the main Twitch website. This page will also provide a free trial of Amazon Prime and will direct you to sign up for it in an identical fashion to the previously mentioned Amazon page.
Note: Make sure to connect your Amazon and Twitch accounts before signing up with Amazon Prime. Further, if you already are an Amazon Prime subscriber, all you require to do is link your Twitch account to your Amazon account to unlock Twitch Prime. You do not need any separate Amazon Prime subscriptions for your Amazon and Twitch accounts.
Method to Connect Your Twitch Account to Amazon:
Connecting your Twitch and Amazon accounts is vital to unlock Twitch Prime and also to use paid features such as bits (cheers). Here’s how to do it.
1. Make sure you logged in to both your Amazon and Twitch accounts within the same web browser.
2. Tap on the Connect your Twitch account link on this page here.
3. Follow the shown instructions and tap the purple Confirm button. Your accounts should now be connected.
Your Twitch and Amazon account only require to be linked once. As soon as it is done, the connection will function across other devices where you use Twitch, like on the Xbox One or iPhone.
How to Claim Your Free Twitch Subscription:
The free Twitch subscription is automatically allowed to Twitch Prime users as soon as their 30-day free trial completes, and they start paying the monthly fee. There is no free subscription possibility during the trial duration. Once you start your paid Prime membership, do the following to redeem your free subscription:
1. Open a web browser on PC and navigate to the Twitch channel you desire to subscribe to.
2. In the top right corner of the screen or below the video, there is a purple Subscribe button. Click it.
3. When clicked, a small box containing a variety of subscription options should appear.
4. Click the Subscribe Free button to starts your free Twitch subscription for this channel.
NOTE: Unlike paid Twitch subscriptions, the free one doesn’t renew every month automatically. Free subscriptions must be renewed manually.
How to Renew Your Free Twitch Subscription:
Since the free Twitch subscriptions do not automatically renew on their own, you will need to visit your preferred channel in a web browser again and manually re-subscribe every 30 days. The process is similar to the way one would subscribe to a channel for the first time. Your subscription streak will carry on until the subscription to the same account is renewed within 30 days of its expiration.
How to Cancel Your Free Twitch Subscription:
To cancel your free subscription, wait for the end of the current 30-day subscription duration. After the 30 days complete, the subscription will expire, and it will be open to using on any other Twitch channel, which has subscriptions enabled (for example., Partners and Twitch Affiliates).
How to Switch Paid Subscription to Free:
Users on Twitch can replace a paid subscription to their free subscription option without breaking their subscription streak on a channel. Here is how to do it.
1. Firstly go to the Subscriptions page on the Twitch site.
2. To the far right of your preferred channel’s profile will be a purple button called Payment info. Tap on it.
3. Tap on Do not Renew to cancel your subscription. Your subscription will persist active for the remainder of the current subscription month but will cease working the day after the final day.
4. After your paid subscription has ended or expired, subscribe to the same channel with your free option as per usual. Your free subscription would take over from the paid subscription if it activated within 30 days of the previous subscription’s last active day.
Also SEE: How to Download Twitch Videos
How Much Money Does the Streamer Get?
The free Twitch subscription offered by Twitch/Amazon Prime is only valued at $4.99, the lowest subscription tier. This subscription works precisely the same way as it would if you paid for it out of your pocket, so the streamer receives 50 percent of the total donation fee, around $2.50, and Twitch keeps the rest.