Subscribing on Twitch is a great way to support your favorite streamers and receive cool perks in return. But will your sub auto-renew or will you have to renew your subs every month? I mean you don’t want to lose your sub streak right!?
Do Twitch Subs Automatically Renew?
Most Twitch subs renew automatically; however, subscriptions purchased with iOS sub tokens, Amazon Prime Subs and gifted subs DO NOT auto-renew. For subscriptions that don’t auto-renew you will have to renew them on your own once your subscription expires.
When you purchase a sub directly from a channel it will renew automatically without you having to do anything extra. This could be a good thing if you like the channel and want to build a sub streak to show support.
But if you don’t want your sub to renew automatically, this is how you would turn off auto-renew on Twitch.
How To Turn Off Auto-Renew On Twitch
To Turn off Auto-Renew on Twitch:
- Click on your profile icon and then click on “Subscriptions”.
- Go to the subscription that you want to cancel and click on the cog wheel.
- Now click on “Don’t Renew Subscription”.
- You will then be taken to a new page where you will be asked your reason for unsubscribing.
- Select your reason and then click “Don’t Renew Subscription”.
- A page titled “Subscription No Longer Renewing” will appear and you have now stopped your sub from auto-renewing on that channel.
Here are some screen shots to help walk you through the process:
Click on your profile icon and then click on “Subscriptions”.
Go to the subscription that you want to cancel and click on the cog wheel.
Now click on “Don’t Renew Subscription”.
You will then be taken to a new page where you will be asked your reason for unsubscribing.
Select your reason and then click “Don’t Renew Subscription”.
A page titled “Subscription No Longer Renewing” will appear and you have now stopped your sub from auto-renewing on that channel.
Keep in mind you will still receive all of the benefits of being a sub up until your subscription runs out. But if you want to re-sub, and continue with all the benefits of being a sub, you will have to re-sub all on your own.
I always say if you like a channel, and plan on sticking around for a while, then might you should leave the auto-renew on so that way you can set it and forget it.
As you know many streamers offer perks like emotes and badges for those who have been subbed to their channels for long periods of time.
On the other hand, if you just want to check out a channel, but are not sure if you want to commit long term, then it is best to turn off the auto-renew feature.
But keep in mind that subs on PC and mobile work very differently.
If you purchased your sub through Twitch mobile, the process of cancelling auto-renew will be slightly different and it will vary depending on if you are on Android or I-Phone.
Do Twitch Mobile Subs Auto-Renew?
Twitch subs you purchase through your mobile device will auto-renew unless they are Amazon Prime Subs, gifted subs or are purchased using an iOS device. Also, keep in mind that you can only purchase Tier 1 subs using the Twitch mobile app.
So just like most Twitch subs purchased on the website, most subs purchased through the Twitch app will also auto-renew. But Twitch subs on Android and iOS are very different.
If you want to turn off auto-renew or cancel a subscription on Android, here is how you would go about it.
How To Turn Off Auto-Renew Or Cancel A Twitch Sub On Android
To turn off auto-renew, or to cancel a Twitch sub on Android, follow these steps:
- Click on your profile icon and then click on the tab titled “Subscriptions”.
- Scroll to the section titled “Android Subscriptions” and click on the sub you want to cancel.
- Now on this page there will be a grey box titled “Cancel Subscription” that you will click.
- You will now be asked to confirm that you want to cancel your subscription.
- Click “Ok” and now your sub is cancelled and will not renew automatically.
This is what that subscriptions tab will look like on Android:
Now keep in mind, Twitch divides your channel subscriptions into 3 main categories: Your subscriptions or other subscriptions (these are typically subs you have purchased on the Twitch website), gifted subscriptions (subs that others have gifted you) and mobile subscriptions (subs you have purchased through mobile).
If you go into your subscriptions section then you will see what I mean.
I tell you this just so that way you know that the way you purchase and manage these subs is all very different.
For example, you can’t cancel a sub you purchased on your phone through the Twitch website. Likewise, you can’t manage your subs you purchased through the website on your mobile device.
You can however buy Twitch Prime Subs through Twitch mobile as well as the Twitch website. Let’s talk about Twitch subs down below.
Do Twitch Prime Subs Auto-Renew?
Twitch Prime subs do not auto-renew. For this reason you will have to login to Twitch (either the website or the app) and re-sub each month to the channel of your choosing. Just like regular subs, Twitch Prime Subs expire after 30 days.
If you have Amazon Prime then linking your Amazon Prime with Twitch is a no brainer. The free sub you get through Amazon Prime is just the same as a normal sub except you don’t have to pay for it.
In fact, I have been subbed to a streamer for almost two years using my Amazon Prime sub. I just make sure I renew it every month. Now that is dedication !
How Long Do Twitch Subs Last?
Twitch subs last for one month (30 days) starting on the day you purchase the sub; however, many channels offer package deals where instead of subbing for just one month you can sub for 3 months (90 days) or 6 months (180 days) at a discounted price.
Even if you cancel a Twitch sub before it is expired, you will still be able to enjoy the sub benefits of that channel until your 30 day sub period is over.
For example, if you cancel your subscription to a channel on day 15 of you being subbed to that channel you will still enjoy 15 more days of sub benefits.
The catch is that once you cancel your sub, it will not auto-renew and you will have to re-sub if you want to continue to be subbed to that channel.
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