Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is Twitch Partnership? How is it different from Twitch Affiliates?

Twitch Partnership is for top-performing creators who are serious about broadcasting, have already built up a sizable audience, and are ready to take it to the next level. Unlike Affiliates, where you are invited automatically when you meet the requirements, you must apply and be selected in order to join the Twitch Partner Program.

Click here to see a chart comparing the differences between Affiliates and Partners.

Q: Does completing the Path to Partner achievement guarantee Partnership acceptance?

Completing the Path to Partner achievement is not a guarantee of Partnership. Streamers who complete the Path to Partner achievement will unlock a button to apply for Partnership from the Achievements page, and receive priority for their application to be reviewed.

Q: What can I do to increase my chances of being accepted into the Partnership program?
  • Complete the Path to Partner achievement, with a demonstrated ability to meet these criteria on a consistent basis.  
  • Have a healthy ratio of organic viewers vs hosted/raided viewers
  • Demonstrate large viewership/following from other services and/or platforms

To learn more about the Partnership program and what you can do to build up your community, visit Twitch Creator Camp.


Q: Do I need to become an Affiliate first before I apply for Partnership?

While becoming an Affiliate is not required in order to apply for Partnership, it is strongly encouraged. Click here to learn more about the Affiliate program.  


Q: How will I know that my application has been received?

When you submit your application, you will see a confirmation screen on the page and will receive an automated email confirming your submission. Please do not reply to this email until you have received an official response. Replying to the email before you have received a response will push your application to the bottom of the queue.


Q: How long does it take for my application to be processed?

Since we take the time to review every application individually, it may take up to 2-4 weeks for you to hear back from us. Those who have completed the Path to Partner achievement can expect a response within 7 business days.


Q: Can I apply to Partnership without completing the Path to Partner achievement?

Your application can be considered based on other factors, such as having a significant following on other services and/or platforms. If you have established a large audience on other services such as YouTube or Twitter, and would like to be considered for your live streaming potential, please apply here. Please note that having a large following on other services does not guarantee Partnership.


Q: Is it possible to get quality/transcode options without a Twitch Partnership?

Yes. Non-partnered channels may receive quality/transcode options if there is available capacity. Among non-partnered channels, Affiliated channels will receive higher priority than non-Affiliated channels.


Q: How many Twitch Partners are there?


Out of over 2 million active broadcasters, around 27,000 are Partners.