Twitch, a live streaming portal which is owned by Amazon and all those users who use this website would be rejoiced by the announcement of “Ad-free experience” and some additional perks for Amazon Prime subscribers. This also includes heavy discounts on games that are purchased over Amazon.com. This new service would be called as “Twitch Prime” as stated by Emmett Shear, CEO at Twitch at the company’s community convention held in San Diego this year.
What’s This Whole Package About?
Unlike other ”standalone” facilities by Amazon, the Twitch Prime would be bundled along the official Amazon Prime service and would be available to only those who have already subscribed to Amazon Prime or are signing up for it for the first time. Amazon Prime which offers 2 day “guaranteed” delivery cost 99$ for an year as a subscription fees.
Emmett Shear stated the same in a statement, “Offering subscriptions free through Prime saves money for viewers, while supporting streamers to build their community. Free games and in-game content are always a hit with gamers, but they also let developers reach millions of new potential players, when Amazon acquired Twitch, the first thing the community asked was, ‘when will Twitch be bundled in with Amazon Prime?’ Twitch Prime answers that question in a way that speaks to our community.”
There will be another great perk that is named as “game loot” which will provide great discounts on new launches as well as provide free digital downloads to some titles including Streamline from developer Proletariat Studios which is Twitch titled.
What’s more is that users will get one free channel subscription every month which usually costs around 5$ approx. and what’s interesting is that this perk will not show as a “freebie” but would be shown as you would have purchased it “externally”.
The way Amazon is “expanding” its Prime services across its acquired businesses too keeping part the fact that they themselves own a video streaming service named “Amazon Video” is commendable.