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How to activate Twitch? How to enable Bits on Twitch?

Twitch is by far one of the most popular game streaming platforms on the internet at the moment. Since the platform is designed for streamers and video games in mind, it has many features that come in really handy for both these groups.

In this article, we’re talking about how to activate your Twitch account and how you can enable bits on the platform.

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Activating your Twitch account on another device

This isn’t activating your account per se but just linking Twitch on a device like a Roku or a smart TV to your existing Twitch account. Of course, to proceed with this, you do need to have a Twitch account made already. 

Now usually the activation process works as follows:

  • You download the Twitch app on your streaming device. Once installed, it gives you a unique activation code.
  • You head over to Twitch’s activation page and enter the code there. 
  • As soon as you’ll click the Activate button, the process will link the streaming device to your Twitch account. 
How to activate Twitch? How to enable Bits on Twitch?
The Twitch device activation page

Here are the activation steps for some of the most popular streaming devices.

Activating Twitch on Roku

Follow these steps to activate Twitch on your Roku device.

Step 1: Head over to the Channel Store and download the Twitch app by pressing the +Add Channel button. 

Step 2: Open the app, and you’ll receive an activation code. Head over to the Twitch activation page and enter this code there. 

As soon as you click the Activate button, your Twitch account will be linked and activated on your Roku.

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Activating Twitch on PS4/PS5

Follow these steps to activate your Twitch account on your Playstation.

Step 1: Head over to the PlayStation Store and download the Twitch app.

Step 2: You’ll be given the activation code when you open the app on your console. Head over to the Twitch activation page and enter this code there. 

As soon as you click the Activate button, your Twitch account will be linked and activated on your console. 


Activating Twitch on the Xbox

Follow these steps to activate your Twitch account on your Xbox.

Step 1: Head over to the Xbox Store and download the Twitch app.

Step 2: You’ll be given the activation code when you open the app on your console. Head over to the Twitch activation page and enter this code there. 

As soon as you click the Activate button, your Twitch account will be linked and activated on your console. 

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How to enable Bits on Twitch?

Bits are Twitch’s in-house currency that allows viewers to make donations to their favourite streamers. However, it isn’t available to all streamers right from the get-go.

You see, to use bits or even enable them on your channel, you need to be either a Twitch Affiliate or a Partner. This means meeting specific criteria to even qualify for these labels.

Once you have, though, you can enable bits by following these steps. 

Step 1: Head over to Twitch, click on your profile icon in the top right and then click on Creator Dashboard. 

How to activate Twitch? How to enable Bits on Twitch?

Step 2: You’ll see a Preferences section in the left menu. Expand it and click on Affiliate (or Partner).

Step 3: From the Bits & Cheering menu, enable the Enable Cheering with Bits toggle. 

And that’s all you need to do to enable bits on your channel. 

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