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What is Amazon Prime Gaming?

Amazon Prime Gaming (formerly known as Twitch Prime) is a free gaming service and community available to Amazon Prime members.

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Amazon Prime Gaming members get access to Twitch, the world’s largest social video gaming platform and community. Plus get exclusive in-game loot and free games.

You can get a free 30-day trial. Just $12.99/month after the trial + you get all the regular Amazon Prime benefits like free shipping, Prime video, and more.

My son likes being able to support streamers with his $4.99 monthly subscription fee that is included with the membership.

In addition with Prime Gaming, you get free channel subscription, exclusive chat options and exclusive Twitch chat colors and emotes.

Also, according to, even more goodies are in the works through partnerships with many of the world’s biggest game publishers, like Riot Games and Rockstar Games, so Prime Gaming members can look forward to many more content upgrades across all the best and upcoming games ahead.  

Every month getting free games and free in-game loot is a huge plus and worth the Prime membership. Just another added-value for the already valuable subscription in my opinion.

It also makes a great gift!

Twitch is also part of the growing varsity esports community and support student gaming at the college level. Learn more.

Before You Sign Up for Prime Gaming

Before you sign up for Amazon Prime Gaming, you should know that Twitch is for ages 13 and up.

There are no parental controls and while there are moderators and bans on sexually explicit content there are no promises. Also, there are chat features so you should have good guidelines in place with your child.

Common Sense Media gives a good rundown on what parents should know before they sign up for Twitch

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