Twitch announced the launch of Twitch Prime going global today, making it available in over 200 countries and territories. While still unavailable in Mexico, India, Japan, China and embargoed territories, this is huge for a lot of Twitch viewers. To mark the momentous occasion, Twitch has partnered with PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS to offer up exclusive Twitch-themed apparel. The apparel pack includes a balaclava, t-shirt, jeans, and a pair of lace-up combat boots.
How do I Activate a Twitch Prime Membership?
Previously Twitch Prime was only available in countries with Amazon Prime. If you live in one of the countries just added, you can now access Twitch Prime with Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Prime Video gives you access to Amazon exclusive content in addition to some popular movies and TV shows. They’re offering an introductory rate of $2.99 (€2.99) for the first 6 months and then $5.99 (€5.99) thereafter. For EU countries, that’s more stuff for less than the cost of a channel subscription! One downside is you’ll need a credit card to sign up, but hopefully more payment options (like IBAN) become available.
Once you have an Amazon Prime or Amazon Prime Video account, you can link it with your Twitch account by visiting TwitchPrime.com. It’s worth pointing out that in countries where Twitch Prime was previously available, this is only available with an Amazon Prime membership.
What Does Twitch Prime Offer?
Twitch Prime has a ton of value that comes with it. Members receive access to free games every month, exclusive in-game loot, custom emotes, ad-free viewing on Twitch (that still supports the broadcasters you watch), and a free channel subscription monthly. One important thing to note with this launch is that the free channel subscription is not available during the free trial of Prime Video. Once your paid membership begins, you’ll have access to subscribe to a channel.
Twitch also mentioned some major Twitch Prime news to be announced at E3 this year. You can catch extensive coverage of E3 from June 10th – 15th over on the Twitch channel. If you want to learn more about Twitch Prime, you can also check out the extensive FAQ.