By now, gamers are almost certainly familiar with popular video game streaming platform Twitch. However, many fans seem unaware of the Twitch Prime benefits they could be enjoying simply by linking their Amazon Prime accounts to the popular video game streaming service. Luckily for them, we've got a simple breakdown on how users can link their Amazon Prime account to enjoy Twitch Prime benefits, as well as a brief overview of what those benefits entail.
How to link Amazon account to Twitch Prime
Amazon owns Twitch, so it's actually very easy for Amazon Prime subscribers to get started using Twitch Prime. Interested users can head over to the Twitch Prime website to see a simple overview of the highlights or even start a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime if they so choose.
The process of signing up is remarkably simple — everything required to sign up is featured on the aforementioned site, and the Amazon affiliation should mean that most pertinent forms are already populated with the required information. However, some Amazon Prime subscribers — this author included — have encountered an error on the website stating that a billing address must be verified before being granted access to Twitch Prime. Searching high and low yields exactly zero results on how such an action might be performed. Fortunately, there's an even simpler sign-up procedure that should work for all users, even ones that don't encounter the billing address verification error.
By far the easiest way for Amazon Prime subscribers to link up Twitch is to head to the Amazon homepage. From there, click on Accounts and Lists and sign in if necessary. From the Your Account homepage, click on the button labeled Prime, then scroll down to find the Twitch Prime listing. Click on Learn More, then click the Connect your Twitch Account button in the upper-right corner. After a short wait, the accounts will be linked, and players can start enjoying all those tasty benefits.
Twitch Prime perks and benefits
Linking your accounts comes with a number of handy benefits. Chief among these are the ability to get free video games as well as free in-game loot and items simply by taking part in the Twitch experience, with the company cycling out different benefits with each passing month. Past in-game offering have included the Kooky Chocobo mount in Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition, exclusive World of Tanks content, and a particularly attractive bundle of free Apex Legends loot. For a limited time, users can even score a free year of Nintendo Switch Online if they're so inclined.
The benefits don't stop there: Twitch Prime members are granted a Prime Exclusive chat badge, an ad-free viewing experience, and one free channel subscription each month, which is a great way to support your favorite Twitch streamers. Players can also get discounts on pre-order retail game releases, pre-order price guarantees, and release-date delivery for new game releases. Coupled together with the subscription's other benefits, like access to Amazon's video streaming service and two-day shipping on Prime-eligible orders, the perks of being a subscriber are certainly substantial.