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How to claim a free year of Nintendo Switch Online with Twitch Prime

Published: 29/Mar/2019 1:00 Updated: 29/Mar/2019 2:30

by Virginia Glaze


Nintendo kicked off Switch Online in September 2018 with an array of pricing plans – but now, players have a chance to cop the service for free.

Twitch announced a special promotion with Nintendo in partnership with its Twitch Prime subscription service on March 28, offering up to 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online for free.

With Twitch Prime, users can earn the 12-month Nintendo Switch Online subscription, as well as gain access to a selection of classic NES games and additional benefits – but there’s a catch.

Nintendo, YouTubeNintendo is offering a free year of their Switch Online service to users with Twitch Prime subscriptions.

How to claim 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online:

  1. To get a free year of the Switch’s online service, users must first be subscribed to Twitch Prime, a premium experience for the streaming platform that provides users with in-game content, emotes, and other perks. This service is also in conjunction with Amazon Prime, meaning that users need to begin an Amazon Prime subscription first before linking their Twitch account to activate the service.
  2. Once activated, users will then need to click the “Claim Now” button on the Twitch Prime | Nintendo website to link their Nintendo and Twitch Prime accounts.
  3. Players 18 and older will need to register a credit card or PayPal account, which will then allow them to redeem the Switch Online service on their Nintendo Switch console.
  4. At first, players will only be able to claim a three-month Nintendo Switch Online subscription; after this three-month period is over, a nine-month period will unlock, which users can claim to ride out the remainder of the year.

Keep in mind that players must own a Nintendo Switch to activate their free membership, and must be logged into their respective Nintendo account linked to the Switch in question.

This offer expires on September 24, 2019 for first-time users, while the additional nine-month period expires on January 22nd, 2020 – meaning that players have a little under six months to claim the service before it goes away for good!

Nintendo, Youtube / KotakuNintendo launched their Online service for the Switch in September 2018, with a varying array of plans to choose from.

However, if players decline to claim the additional nine-month period by January 22nd, the offer will expire, so make sure to stay on top of your subscription if you want to reap the benefits of Switch Online without footing the bill.

Additionally, players’ Twitch Prime subscriptions must be valid for “at least 60 days” at the time of redeeming the nine-month offer, meaning that even if you plan to cancel your membership in the future, you can still enjoy Nintendo’s Online services throughout the remainder of the year.

Twitch BlogTwitch’s squad streaming feature has been met with mixed reviews, due to an issue with view counts and muting streams.

This is far from the latest feature Twitch has rolled out recently, to boot; the platform likewise introduced its new squad streaming update on March 27, allowing up to four streamers to broadcast within a single window at a time.

Despite this seemingly intuitive feature, some personalities on the site were unhappy with the update, noting that users who mute other streams within the window are no longer counted as viewers.

While Twitch has yet to speak out on this finding, their partnership with Nintendo marks a big win for players looking to test out their online service before making any monetary commitments.

World of Warcraft

Twitch streamer avoids speeding ticket thanks to WoW Shadowlands

Published: 24/Nov/2020 10:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 10:57

by David Purcell


World of Warcraft Shadowlands finally arrived on November 23 and while one Twitch streamer drove home far too fast to load it up with friends, the Police officer who stopped them completely understood. 

As many members of the community will know, the game’s latest expansion will bring together loads of new and returning players for an all-new story. There’s Covenants to mess around with, new quests to try out, and many will have been rushing home to play it after work.

Though, speeding is against the highway code and by driving too fast you are putting others in danger – which meant one streamer was unfortunately told to pull over by the Cops.

Usually, this would lead to a speeding ticket, but after explaining their reason for going too fast – to get home and throw Shadowlands on – the officer came in clutch and decided to turn a blind eye in what was quite a remarkable story.

Shadowlands is finally here and some are getting a bit to exicted.

Shadowlands saves Twitch streamer a speeding ticket

On release day, streamer bbnogames was already playing Shadowlands when his friend called, who presumably also streams with him.

They said: “Bro, hahaha. The Cop was like ‘yo, you know how fast you were going?’ I’m like dude I’m so sorry, this game is dropping soon, all my friends are waiting for me.

“He’s like ‘Shadowlands?’ And I’m like yeah, and he’s like OK go!”


After that, he said he was just five minutes away and eventually joined the team playing online. After that remarkable exchange with the Police officer, things went without a hitch, when really he could have been left with a hefty ticket to pay for his troubles.

Instead, they were able to link up together later in the night and jump into World of Warcraft’s latest expansion. Maybe next time, he won’t be so lucky.