After Amazon announced that they had acquired Twitch in 2014 we expected some kind of integration between the two.
Today is that day. Amazon and Twitch have revealed a new subscription service called Twitch Prime, which brings a new subscription to the streaming service that reminds us of what Amazon Prime, in fact, in links directly with it.
The new subscription was announced by Emmett Shear, CEO and Co-founder of Twitch, at TwitchCon 2016’s keynote held in San Diego, California and basically offers users free stuff if they are an Amazon Prime subscriber.
“We are now happy to bring you what we believe is the best deal for gamers,” Shear said at the conference.
Those who are a subscriber will be eligible to receive free games, free in-game content, one free channel subscription on Twitch, a number of exclusive discounts, ad-free streaming on Twitch, and release-day delivery for any game purchased on Amazon.
It was launched today, but you don’t have to subscribe right away, Twitch is providing a free 30-day trial of the service.
Also, if you already subscribe to Amazon prime then you just need to link the two services together and you will get access as part of that.
Otherwise, it will be priced at the same as an Amazon prime subscription, £7.99 a month or £79 a year.