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Twitch Prime Partner Guide

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2017 10:54PM PDT

Twitch Prime Partner Guide

This article explains how the Twitch Prime features affect Partners, and how Partners benefit.

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Twitch Prime is a premium experience on Twitch that is included with an Amazon Prime membership. Twitch Prime includes bonus games and exclusive in-game content, a channel subscription every 30 days at no additional cost to be used on any Partnered channel, ad-free viewing on Twitch, exclusive emotes, and chat badge. Click here to learn more about Twitch Prime.

Index (click to jump):

How Twitch Prime Affects Partners
How to Track Twitch Prime Subscriptions

Frequently Asked Questions
Help & Contact


Every Twitch Prime member will receive a channel subscription at no additional cost to give to the Twitch Partner of their choice every 30 days; this option is visible when they click the Subscribe button on a Partnered channel. And while Twitch Prime is available to viewers in the US, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Spain and the UK, all Partners, regardless of where they live, will be paid for Prime subscriptions to their channel in the same manner as regular subscriptions. The revenue share remains the same for Prime subscriptions as it is for normal subscriptions.

Prime channel subscriptions do not auto-renew, therefore a Twitch Prime member will have to renew their Prime subscription every 30 days when they receive it, if they wish to remain subscribed in a specific channel.

A Twitch Prime subscription is an additional way for Twitch Partners to receive subscription revenue from their viewers.

Twitch Prime members also get an ad-free viewing experience on Twitch in the same way as Twitch Turbo users. Partners will receive ad revenue for those viewers as if they were regular viewers (just like Turbo).

Payments for Twitch Prime subscriptions and ad revenue on your channel will be paid out in the normal manner. To learn more about payments, see here.
 
To see the number of subscribers that are redeeming the subscription benefit via Twitch Prime on your channel, you can check the Revenue tab of your Dashboard, which has an additional entry specifically for Prime channel subscriptions versus regular subscriptions.
 

 


By default, you will receive a notification if a Twitch Prime member has used their subscription token in your channel. However, a Twitch Prime member can opt-out of having their channel subscription notification show up via their Twitch Prime settings. Because of this, tallying Prime Subscribers via chat notifications may not be accurate.
 
  • QDo Twitch Prime subscriptions count towards my subscriber’s tenure?
    • A: Yes, Prime channel subscriptions count towards a subscriber’s tenure. There is a 30 day grace period between subscriptions to ensure the user has adequate time to renew and keep their tenure.
       
  • Q: Are you changing our contracts with the introduction of Twitch Prime?
    • A: No, your contracts will stay the same.
       
  • Q: Can I opt out of receiving Prime free channel subscriptions?
    • A: This new option for users to subscribe is here to stay.

If you are a Partner having issues receiving payments or issues with your Prime dashboard page, please contact partnerhelp@twitch.tv.