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Gifted Subs are when people pay for another viewers subscription to a channel. This is also another way to show support and contribute to a streamer.
Prime Gaming is included with Amazon Prime and includes a ton of great perks for viewers, including one free channel subscription per month.
What is a Hype Train? A Hype Train is a super-sized celebration when viewers in a channel unite to support the DJ. It challenges the community to reach epic levels of hype and rewards participants for keeping the train on track.
A Hype Train is kicked off when there is a spike in Bits or Subscription activity in a channel coming from three different viewers within a specific time frame (five minutes). Once kicked off everyone in chat can help fill the Hype-o-Meter by using Bits, subscribing, gifting subs, subscribing with Prime on web, or using sub tokens on iOS.
When a Hype Train is currently active on a channel, you will see a notification at the top of chat that will give you all the details of the current Hype Train. This will include the time left, how full the Hype-o-Meter is, and what level the Hype Train is on.  
If the meter fills up before the five-minute Hype Train timer runs out, the Hype Train moves to the next level, the timer resets, and a new, higher Hype-o-Meter goal is applied.
After a Hype Train has ended there is a cooldown period before another Hype Train can be kicked off. Streamers establish the length of any cooldown period via the channel settings. It's usually set to 60 minutes.
What are Channel Points? Channel Points is a customizable points program that lets streamers reward members of their community with perks. Points a viewer earns is specific to the channel and the points accumulate automatically when they’re logged in and watch.
Channel Points comes with built-in, automated rewards that streamers can customize. Streamers can also create custom rewards that they fulfill on their own, such as “choose the next channel I host”, “set my background music”, or “make me dance on stream”.
Tipping a DJ on Twitch: If you are enjoying the music or presentation and want to support a DJ by tipping them outside of Twitch, you can usually do so via Venmo, Paypal, Cashapp or other money transfer services. The deejay will usually have their info listed on their Twitch bio, on screen, or in their chat. If not, you can always ask in the chat or via a whisper how you can send them a tip.
Raid Trains: A raid occurs when a streamer sends their viewers to another live channel at the end of their stream to either introduce their audience to a new channel and encourage growth and support for another streamer. Raid Trains are usually a group of DJs that plan out a day of music for a specific cause or event. Each DJ raids over to the next at a specific scheduled time. Most DJ sets range from 1-2 hours for each streamer before they raid the next DJ.
Note - For DJs that are on Raid Trains: by committing to a Raid Train, it is understood as an unwritten agreement NOT to go on before or after your set while one of the other DJs on the train has their set time. Finishing your set but then going back on live while the raid train is on can be counterproductive to the event itself and seen as unprofessional in some cases. This could affect a relationship or status in future events. Take that under consideration and show respect to the other DJs on the Raid Train as they showed you.
Twitch Etiquette: Always check if the streamer you are watching has rules. Different channels will have various rules, or none at all. Every channel is different. The best way to gauge how the chat is run is to sit back and watch it for a few minutes if you’re unsure.
When entering a DJ or music streaming channel, be mindful of song requests, especially if you are new to the room. Wait and see if the streamer announces on the mic or in the chat that they are taking song suggestions or to see what the theme may be for that particular stream. Most streamers will have a theme for their set/show so stick around and catch the vibe before attempting to ask for a specific song. One of the benefits of a live music streamer is the interaction and exchange, please be mindful and respectful.
Note - For DJs that are in another DJs channel: Don't start throwing out plays. A good rule of thumb is if you wouldn’t want it done to you in your room, don’t do it to others.

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