Joining the Affiliate Program

This article explains how qualified broadcasters can start monetizing their channels.

How to Become an Affiliate

To become a Twitch Affiliate, you must meet the following 4 requirements:

  • Reach 50 Followers
  • Stream for 8 Hours
  • Stream on 7 Different Days
  • Reach an Average of 3 Viewers

All four achievements must be fully completed to be invited to the Affiliate program. Track progress towards your Affiliate Program invite via the Achievements section of your Creator Dashboard.

You will be invited to the Affiliate Program via email, and Twitch notification. It can take a few days after your channel becomes eligible to receive an invite.

Got your invite? View our first-time Affiliate walkthrough guide here

Why Should I Be An Affiliate?

The Twitch Affiliate program unlocks tools to level up your community. You can also monetize your content on Twitch. The following tools and benefits are not available to non-monetized Twitch accounts.

Monetization Tools:

Video Tools:

Community Tools:

  • Eligible to create stories on Twitch. (Learn more).
  • Customizable Channel Points (Learn more)
  • Polls
  • Access to Instant Emote Uploads

Visit Creator Camp for an overview of these montization tools and how they work.

Next Steps For Affiliates

Becoming an Affiliate is a big achievement. Visit Creator Camp for live learning sessions, and other resources.

To stay updated on Twitch product news, visit for our monthly live show.

Join our community on UserVoice to give feedback on your experience and how things are going.

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