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How to Use Amazon Music on Twitch Live Streams

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How to Use Amazon Music on Twitch Live Streams

Amazon Music extension for Twitch allows streamers to choose from a variety of music to be played like a radio station during their live stream. The main customer (or Amazon Music Unlimited) can listen and interact with music when you stream.

Only streamers who are members of Twitch Prime or Amazon Music Unlimited customers can use the Amazon Music extension during their Twitch live streams. Viewers who do not subscribe to this service cannot listen to music that is currently playing; they will only hear the audio base stream.

In addition to ad-free music, the Amazon Music extension is also DMCA approved, meaning that the music you play will not be marked as copyrighted material. Of course, music will not be saved to your clip or watched later, but at least you will not be beaten with copyright claims.

To install the Amazon Music extension in your Twitch stream, first, go to the Twitch website, log in to your account, and navigate to your Creator Dashboard. This drop-down menu can be found by clicking on your profile picture in the upper-right corner and then selecting “Constructor Dashboard.”

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There are lots of cool things you can do in your Creator Dashboard, but the Amazon Music extension is located in the Extensions tab. On this page, select “Extensions.”

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You will see a selection of extensions to choose from. You can filter options using the search bar. In the search bar, type “Amazon” (or, “Amazon Music”) then press the “Enter” or “Return” key on your keyboard.

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The Amazon Music extension will appear at the top of the list. Click “Install” when you are ready. A setup wizard will appear and ask you to activate it before you can start using the extension. Go ahead and select “Configuration” to proceed to the next step.

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A new page will open and a setup prompt will show you a step-by-step tutorial for the steps needed to link the Amazon Music extension to your Twitch account. This will set the extension for you.

Click the instructions, and navigate back to your Extensions tab. Select “My Extensions” and then click the “Activate” button in the Amazon Music panel.

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After selecting “Activate,” select “Set As Overlay 1” (overlay numbers can change if you have other active overlays, but the order doesn’t matter) from the drop-down menu. Amazon Music Extensions will switch to the “Enabled Extensions” list.

Next, open the “Stream Manager” tab, and select the Amazon Music extension from the “Quick Actions” panel.

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A pop-up window will appear with additional setup instructions. First, you must verify that the Amazon Music extension is not playing through the stream. Amazon Music’s default extension for playing music through extensions, so there’s nothing to configure here.

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Press “Continue” and “No, Thank You, Not Now.” By selecting “Open Web Player,” Twitch will launch a new window with the Amazon Music web player.

To use the web player, you must log in to your Amazon Prime account, which is located at the top right of the newly launched tab. If you don’t have an Amazon Prime account linked to your Twitch account, we have a good guide on how to do this in this post, just look for the “Link Your Twitch and Amazon Prime Account” section.

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After you choose a song to play, Amazon Prime or Amazon Music Unlimited viewers can listen to it during your broadcast by selecting an Amazon Music overlay on your broadcast. If the viewer enters their own Amazon Music profile, the music will initially be muted and the viewer will have the option to mute the audio, which is played through the extension itself and not as audio through the actual broadcast.

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Viewers can choose to participate and listen to music, so that they have full control over all the music that is playing, if any. If the viewer is not a member of Amazon Prime or an Amazon Music customer, viewers can open a free seven day trial through their Amazon account.

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