Complete Guide to Twitch Subs

Twitch subscriptions (subs) are one of the best ways for streamers to generate revenue, subs allow viewers to support their favorite streamers while also being rewarded with exclusive channels perks such as; custom global emotes usable on all Twitch channels, subscriber badges, ad-free viewing, and more.

Types of Twitch Subscriptions

There are three different types of subscriptions that are available on Twitch; Subscriptions, Gifted Subscriptions, and Prime Gaming Subscriptions.

  • Subscriptions: These allow viewers to pay to support your channel, either on a recurring or one-time basis. Subs get access to your emotes and other perks which you can define.
  • Gifted Subscriptions: These are a great way for your biggest fans to continue supporting your channel and help grow your community. Viewers can give one-month subscriptions for your channel to another user. Gifted subscriptions work exactly like regular subs with the recipient receiving all the same benefits as a regular subscriber, they also have the option to continue their subscription when the first month expires.
  • Prime Gaming: This is included with Amazon Prime and allows one free subscription per month to any Twitch channel, these Prime Gaming subscriptions are not recurring and require to be renewed every month.

How much do Twitch Subscriptions cost?

There are 3 different tiers of Twitch Subscriptions, each cost a different amount of money and offers different channel emotes and perks.

Twitch SubscriptionCostAdditional Perk
Prime GamingFree with Amazon PrimeSame as Tier One
Tier One$4.99Subscription emotes
Tier Two$9.99+1 Emote
Tier Three$24.99+2 Emotes

Prime Gaming Subscriptions and Tier One Subscriptions work the same way as the standard subscription to a channel.

Tier Two and Tier Three Subscriptions usually give you additional Emote and other perks offered by the Streamer.

How to become eligible for Twitch Subscriptions

Twitch channels must be either a Twitch Affiliate or a Twitch Partner before viewers are able to subscribe, for more information on how to become a Twitch Affiliate or Partner see the following links;

How much do Twitch streamers earn from Subscriptions?

Twitch SubscriptionSplitpayout
Prime Gaming50/50$2.50
Tier One50/50$2.50
Tier Two60/40$5.99
Tier Three70/30$17.49

All Twitch Partners start with the same 50/50 split for Tier 1 subscriptions and Prime Gaming subscriptions, 60/40 split for Tier 2 subscriptions, and 70/30 split for Tier 3 subscriptions.

popular Twitch partners can negotiate with Twitch in order to receive a bigger cut of the revenue, with some streamers getting as much as a 70/30 split of the subscriber revenue.