AN IDIOT'S GUIDE TO SUBSCRIBING ON TWITCH
Hi! If you've arrived at this web page, it's because you're not quite sure what twitch is, or how to subscribe to my channel, or how to link your amazon prime and twitch accounts. Don't worry, I WILL GET YOU THROUGH THIS. After all, I want your money.
WHAT IS TWITCH?
It's a website that allows me to live broadcast myself playing videogames, and chat with the people who are watching. It's loads of fun, and you can watch online for free, whenever I'm "live", simply by going to my twitch page - twitch.tv/stevefromgo8bit - my schedule is on that page too.
DO I *NEED* TO SUBSCRIBE TO YOUR CHANNEL?
Nope. You can watch everything I do live, absolutely free. If you click "follow" on my twitch page, you can choose to switch on notifications too, so that I let you know every time I go live.
However, if you're not able to watch live and would like to be able to 'catch up' at a time that suits you, subscribers can watch all my previous broadcasts, on demand. They also get a bunch of other benefits, like watching live in higher quality, exclusive subscriber-only videos, and a bunch of other stuff - the latest benefits are listed on my twitch page.
Fundamentally, twitch streamers operate on the basis that people who like what we do, and can afford to, will subscribe, and thus provide income which justifies the time spent doing it. So, if you can afford to subscribe, and would like me to keep doing this, please consider subscribing!
If you'd like to see examples of my streams, there's free sample videos of the "Minecraft", "McNeil vs Pamphilon" and "Solo" streams here.
OKAY, I'LL SUBSCRIBE. HOW DO I DO IT?
Go to twitch.tv and sign up, so you have an account on there. Then, if you go here - https://www.twitch.tv/subs/stevefromgo8bit - you can subscribe to my channel. There's several options, $4.99/month, $9.99/month and $24.99/month. Choose the one you feel you can afford and it'll setup a recurring monthly subscription, which can be terminated at any time. There's no minimum contracts or anything like that.
HANG ON, DIDN'T YOU SAY I COULD SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE WITH AMAZON PRIME?
Yes! If you have Amazon Prime, you can subscribe to a twitch channel for free! Firstly, you'll need to connect your Amazon account and your twitch account - you can do that by clicking here. (You may need to ensure you're signed in to both your Amazon and Twitch accounts whilst doing this, to make the link.) Then, when you go to my twitch channel, or that subscriptions page above, there should be a "Twitch Prime" subscription option. Choose that one and, hey presto, you get a free subscription! It costs you nothing, but I get the same income as I would from a "real" subscription. ONE CAVEAT WITH THIS THOUGH: Amazon Prime subscriptions do not auto renew so, if you'd like to keep having access to all the subscriber benefits, you'll need to make a note in your diary to pop back and renew your subscription each month.
I'VE DONE MY BEST, BUT I'M STILL HAVING TROUBLE SETTING THIS UP!
No worries! Tweet me @stevemcneil and I'll help you get it sorted, because I'm lovely. And I want your money.