Update: We have now passed the 60-day period that Twitch Prime members needed to wait to redeem the further nine months of free subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. Assuming you jumped on the offer close to launch and snapped up the initial three months, you should be able to claim the second part either now, or soon (depending on when you signed up, of course - we just checked and it says we're eligible to claim it in 10 hours).
If you missed out on this offer, don't worry - you still have until 24th September to claim the first three months. You'll just have to set a reminder on the calendar to claim the second batch after 60 days.
Original: Twitch and Nintendo have teamed up to offer Twitch Prime members a one-year subscription to the Switch Online service.
From today onwards, Prime members can claim three free months of NSO when visiting the Twitch Amazon website. After 60 days, members can return to claim an additional nine months, for a total of 12 months. If you've already got an NSO subscription, there's no need to worry as additional months can be added on.
Twitch Prime members have until 24th September 2019 to claim three free months of NSO and until 22nd January 2020 to claim the nine additional months. If you have any more questions, take a look at the FAQ.
Is this an offer you would be interested in? Tell us down below.
This is a pretty great deal. Shame I can't get Twitch Prime to work with my Japanese Amazon account. I try to link them, follow all the directions and... just nothing happens.
Also I hope this is a sign of a Twitch app coming to Switch! Just being able to watch the streams would be plenty!
I glad I held out on paying for the service, but I was going to sub here soon. Lucky!
This would be handy if I wasn't already sharing a family membership with a bunch of friends.
Ugh, it should allow one person at all on a family account, not just the stinking primary.
I'll do it for free. Keep my save games safe and maybe they have chat fixed 12 months from now.
I’ll be honest - I don’t understand Twitch and have never used it. Is this the same as an Amazon Prime membership or do I have to pay extra? I’m confused. Their website confused me more because it mentions Amazon... someone please help.
Yooo. That's basically a free $20 for people who already have Prime. Thanks Amazon!
EDIT: Okay, now that I redeemed the code, I found a few caveats that might explain why they're doing such a generous promo:
If someone misses the 30 day window they have to get the 9 months once it's active 60 days in, Nintendo gets a paid sub.
Not sure, but Nintendo might be using this as a last ditch effort to increase their NSO subscription numbers before their fiscal year earnings report in a month (Apr 28th). It's been hinted subs haven't been what Nintendo was expecting, so what better way than to give it away for free?
So if you have Amazon prime, you can to connect your Amazon account with your twitch account to get twitch prime. It's just a cool feature added, no extra charge on your part. Similar to how you get to use Amazon music, prime videos, and audiobooks for free with an Amazon prime account.
I can't remember to well how to connect, but it's pretty quick and easy. Sorry
You actually get cool stuff from various games (overwatch, fortnite, Apex, etc), free subscriptions to 1 streamer a month, etc.
Some people are going to be so pissed signing up early for Nintendo Online. Amazon Prime is so cheap, monthly fees basically covered all the delivery fees and more (if you regularly buy things online). Then there's the other perks like free Kindle ebooks, Amazon TV and now Nintendo Online. There's no reason not signing up to Amazon.
No wonder Dr Evil is the richest man on this planet.
@justin233 It's included in your Amazon Prime subscription. You log into the Twitch website and link your account to Amazon. Download the Twitch app to your computer. On the website there's a little crown icon - this will take you to the Prime Loot page, where you simply claim any offers you want. This is where you'll find the icon for the free Nintendo Online. You'll also find a ton of extra content for various online games (doesn't interest me personally) plus every month you get like 4 or 5 free indie games (which interests me greatly). All for the price of an Amazon Prime subscription, so not bad!
Shame I'm cancelling my Prime subscription as soon as The Grand Tour ends
And here I was about to cancel my Amazon Prime when my trial period ended. Didn't even know you could link the two before I read some of these comments. Thanks!
and it works here in Mexico, Yaaay!!!; I have Amazon Prime, and also, I have Twitch account, now I linked both accounts and really I can claim those free months!!, and I already have 1 year of Nintendo service online, too, then, 1 year more!!, XD
@8itmap_k1d @Ttimer5 Thank you both so much. I had no idea you could get free indie games too (do these work on Mac?). Neat.
@wariofart You can disable auto-renewal here: https://ec.nintendo.com/my/#/membership
@BenAV Check if the host has Prime and can extend his/her membership.
@GodOfPie That would be me. I guess I could because why not but still gotta keep paying for the family one too for the sake of everyone else.
The Amazon prime membership sure paid off! Twitch prime also always adds monthly pc games, which are for the most part really good like the messenger, or the red strings club, etc
Doesn’t work with a family membership. Typical.
I have Amazon Prime, but also a family plan, so I'm not eligible for this
Can I ask my friend to do this with his Twich Prime?
Getting a 9001-0055 error code. Wonder if I had Twitch set up to the incorrect region so they've given a code relevant for the US instead of UK. Can't think why else it won't go through.
Yup. Logged in through the US account I have set up for the eshop and it now wants a payment method for automatic renewal. Balls. Messed that up!
Nice I have twitch prime already and Already had a year sub which I added in Janurary so my member ship doesn't end until mid April and when the 60 days pass I will have a sub until Janurary 2021.
EDIT: and turned off the automatic renew.
Does anyone know if this works in the UK?
Twitch prime is not available in my country so I have to activate it through Amazon prime support, wich it's annoying.
For anyone reading this and not the previous posts, you can get a bunch of free stuff in several games with twitch prime ( including Warframe, look in their website), but this Nintendo Online offer doesn't seem to be applicable to family subscriptions.
@panthro Yes it does. You check out the website, it will tell you.
@panthro came down here to ask the same question 😊
Linked my Twitch and Nintendo accounts but at the “Confirm Redemption” screen it says it’s charging £17.99 for the three months. What gives?
@8itmap_k1d Thanks for the rundown. I've never had a Twitch account, though I watch stuff on there on occasion, and my wife's Amazon account has Prime, not mine, but I'll give it a go.
Though as others have said, no family account kind of defeats the purpose, my 2 kids would rather play online more than me. 😝
@sanderev it actually doesn't tell you! Only states where Switch Online is available, not if the offer is valid there.
Well, I think this might be the first time the twitch prime freebies actually was a benefit to me. Hardest part was remembering the password I had for Twitch.
@justin233 Amazon owns Twitch, but they are keeping them separate. You have to go to Twitch and link up your Amazon Prime account. I did it a while ago, it wasn't hard, but I can't remember the steps anymore. You don't pay anything extra, you get Twitch prime free with Amazon Prime.
This is a great deal! Shame it doesn't work on family plans so I may have to just skip it but awesome nonetheless!
This only works for single memberships and not the family membership. Just a heads up guys.
@Moroboshi876 Same here 🙁
@dazzlerJJD Read it carefully. It's saying that if you activate this, it will turn on autorenewal for the full year after the 3 months run out.
I'm finally getting switch online because it's free. I'll probably be only getting the 90 days though because I think i'm finally getting rid of Amazon Prime after this last years price hike, and removal of the pre-order discounts. I just no longer think I'm getting the full value over a year.
@wariofart "Not sure, but Nintendo might be using this as a last ditch effort to increase their NSO subscription numbers before their fiscal year earnings report in a month (Apr 28th). It's been hinted subs haven't been what Nintendo was expecting, so what better way than to give it away for free?"
...that makes a whole lot of sense actually. The old Apple U2 trick... or even Switch itself which many suspected was only released at the time it was released to save the FY from the Wii U's failure. It's whatever, I'm an end user so it's not like there's any direct negative effect to playing into a scheme like this. I'll take some free stuff.
@link3710 ah I see. Seemed sketchy at first with my card details being there. Just had to click the accept button and it worked.
Guess I'll hang on to Amazon Prime for a while longer.
Don't need it, but cool for people who do
@BenAV Ah, I assumed that it applies to your family plan members as well, but it doesn't.
@LowKeyLoki All companies do this but as for NSO it as of sept. had over 25% of the switch accounts with NSO. Considering the service is fairly new that is still really good numbers
@GodOfPie It does but only one person on a prime membership can redeem it I am sure. I am on someone elses membership and they don't have a Switch and I was able to redeem the offer.
@dazzlerJJD Thats for the auto renew. Make sure you go in your nintendo account and turn the auto renew off if you don't want it renewing your service.
@link3710 You will one renew again for the 9 months extra in 60 days and or plus you can go back into your nintendo switch account and turn auto renew off. It works the same way PS Plus does. You have to turn that off as well or they will renew it.
@InkLinkZero No. one person on a prime account can renew the deal. It doesn't matter which one. I am on someone elses prime account and was able to renew this deal.
@Dirty0814 I was talking about Family Plan on Switch Online let me explain....I am an admin of a current NSO Family Plan, this code will not work on NSO Family Plans..only individual plans.
@nintendolie what free Kindle books?
@InkLinkZero ahhh yea I forgot about the family plan on switch. That kinda blows. They should at least do a 6m free or something for that also.
@LowKeyLoki It they released the console early, that would explain missing features. But why are they missing now after 2 years later?
@wariofart are we surprised sub numbers are down though? Their online service is trash.
Awesome, will do:)
Well, Nintendo Switch Online for two years for $20 is not bad.
Thanks for the reminder.
Most people who subbed to Nintendo did so on a 3 month deal, even those who did a year will be up for renewal in a few months, essentially Nintendo are starting to realise how unattractive their offer looks like and are trying some last ditch bundle offers in the hopes that it picks up steam. Failing that then we could well get a better online infrastructure.
People are simply not biting, mainly because Nintendo's online infrastructure is so lame and their single player offering is too good to need to pay for a poor multiplayer offering.
@Dirty0814 so not content with already having so NSO accounts available to you for such a small price (3 dollars for each account)... you want that to be free too?
Ever heard the expression "give them a finger then they want the hand"... lol
I haven't seen a need for me to have NSO yet, so I need to remember to claim that first three months when Mario Maker 2 comes out.
Anyone else getting a 404 error when clicking the 9 month extra?
Edit: Working now. Thanks NLife for the reminder!
Thanks NL!! Just got my other 9 months (so did my brother)
Our saves are safe for another 9 months thanks in part to you guys 👌👍😀
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