TwitchCon 2016 has officially started and one of the first things mentioned in the event keynote was revealing Twitch Prime. Twitch Prime brings your Amazon Prime membership into the streaming service, by linking your accounts and giving you access to some exclusives like badges, loot and discounts.
As part of the announcement, Twitch posted a blog explaining what the new service actually is:
Here it is: Twitch Prime is a new premium experience on Twitch that is included with Amazon Prime. As a Twitch Prime member, you get free game loot every month, like instant access to the newest Hearthstone hero, Tyrande Whisperwind, or the new indie game, Streamline. You also receive discounts on new-release box games sold by Amazon during the pre-order period and for the first two weeks after launch. And on Twitch, once you link your Amazon Prime account to your Twitch account, you get an ad-free viewing experience, exclusive emotes and chat badge, and one free channel subscription every 30 days. When Twitch Prime members use their free channel subscription every month, the streamer gets paid just like any other subscription, so this introduces a new way to help support the streamers you love, even if you’ve never subscribed before. Or, you can just use it for crashing subscriber-only chat rooms. Your choice, boss! 🙂
If you already have an Amazon Prime account, simply head over to the Twitch Prime website and link your accounts. You can do it right here. If you don’t have an Amazon Prime account, you can sign up for a 30 day free trial to the service which also gives you faster Amazon shipping and access to their film and TV streaming service.