If you watch many twitch streams you will know you can subscribe to your favorite Twitch streamer for free with an Amazon Prime subscription. You’ve probably been informed by many Twitch streamers, and then reminded over and over again. This article will fully break down Twitch prime, do streamers make money with Twitch prime subs? Why they promote it so much, how much money they make from it, and how its changed the Twitch game forever.
What Is Twitch Prime?
Twitch Prime is essentially an added benefit to an Amazon Prime subscription. Twitch describe Twitch Prime as ‘an experience on Twitch that is included with Amazon Prime’. In 2014 Amazon brought twitch for a whopping $970 million. Not long after they created the Twitch prime program.
The benefits of Twitch prime include a different in chat icon to everyone else that doesn’t have Twitch Prime, exclusive in-game content and a free Twitch subscription to any streamer for 30 days. The free Twitch subscription is the main feature of Twitch Prime and its why you will see many Twitch streamers promoting it.
If you haven’t already got Twitch prime, you can get a free Amazon Prime trial for 30 days, which will give you a Twitch Prime subscription to use on anyone, even if you cancel the trial an hour later.
Do Streamers Make Money With Twitch Prime Subs?
Even though a Twitch Prime is free (you don’t pay any money directly for the sub) you will still generate that streamer their standard subscriber revenue cut
How Much Do Streamers Get From Twitch Prime Subs?
Twitch streamers can make a lot of money from Twitch Prime subscriptions, if they’re getting their standard sub-rate and the viewer can subscribe for free then the possibility to make thousands just of prime subs alone isn’t very far fetched.
Usually, a new streamer that has just signed their contract to become a Twitch partner will get 50% of a $5 sub, so $2.50. They will also get the same rate for every prime sub they get. Since Amazon is a huge company that has publically revealed there are over 100 million Amazon Prime users, it’s most likely that 1 in 5 viewers will either have Amazon Prime account or know somebody that does.
Prime subs can add up really fast.
There is an interesting twist to the Prime sub that you may or may not know. It doesn’t auto renew.
This means after 30 days are up the viewer will have a free 30-day subscription. If they want to use it on the same streamer they can, but they have to resubscribe.
The reason I’m mentioning this is that it can be used to your advantage if you’re a streamer. Often, people will forget their subscription has run out, so they will be watching a streamer not knowing they have a free subscription. This is why streamers will often remind people that can subscribe for free with Twitch prime! They know that people will often have a free sub available and the chances are if they’re watching the stream, they might just use it on them.
Take Ninja for example, whenever he mentions Twitch prime he will get around 1000 free Twitch prime subs in under a minute. That’s crazy!
Why Twitch Prime Has Changed The Streaming Game Forever
Twitch right now is the biggest live streaming platform on the internet. With more creators then ever, more viewers, more monetization options and more people becoming interested in streaming on Twitch, the platform is growing fast.
The buyout from Amazon with the introduction of Amazon prime has allowed small streamers to make money that without out, would be near impossible to make. It’s much harder to convince someone to hand over their hard-earned cash each month then it is for them to click a button and subscribe for free. Twitch Prime is powerful and when your a smaller streamer, converting someone into a paying subscriber is harder then it sounds.
The added ingame content is also sweet too 🙂
If you haven’t already make sure to sign up for the free amazon prime trial and get yourself a free 30-day Twitch prime subscription.
And look around this website for tips and tricks if your looking to become a streamer.