Amazon and Nintendo are teaming up to offer Twitch Prime members months of Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions, doled out in installments of two. The offer begins today, so eligible Twitch Prime members can redeem this promotion now.
Twitch Prime members can get three free months of Nintendo Switch Online starting today by going to twitch.amazon.com/Nintendo. After 60 days of Twitch Prime subscription members can redeem another nine months of Nintendo Switch Online, thereby getting a year's worth of Nintendo Switch Online.
The first three months are available to redeem until September 24, 2019. They'll then have until January 22, 2020 to claim the additional nine months. The installment plan for this reward seems a bit odd, but I suppose it's to ensure subscribers interested in Nintendo Switch Online retain their Twitch Prime memberships long enough to redeem the full reward.
Nintendo Switch Online is Nintendo's answer to PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold, which give players access to online functionalities on their consoles for a subscription fee. Like on Sony and Microsoft's consoles, Nintendo Switch Online is a subscription service that gives Switch players access to Nintendo's online functions.
As a bonus, subscribing to Nintendo Switch Online also nets players two to three free NES Classic games, and access to discounts and promotions offered on the Nintendo Switch eShop. For example, Nintendo Switch Online members had access to purchase an exclusive set of NES-style Nintendo Switch controllers.
Amazon has been pushing its Twitch Prime subscription for some time now. Previously Amazon offered free games, and exclusive cosmetics for games like Apex Legends and Fortnite for Twitch Prime members. You can check out our Nintendo Switch Online guide for more info on Nintendo's online subscription plan.