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Twitch Removes Universal Ad-Free Viewing from Twitch Prime



Twitch recently made changes to the perks that come with Twitch Prime. One controversial change is that universal ad-free viewing will no longer be a part of Twitch Prime for new members. This decision could end up hurting streamers.

As we have continued to add value to Twitch Prime, we have also re-evaluated some of the existing Twitch Prime Benefits. As a result, universal ad-free viewing will no longer be a part of Twitch Prime for new members, starting on September 14.

Twitch Prime members with monthly subscriptions will continue to get ad-free viewing until October 15. If you already have an annual subscription, or if you upgrade to an annual subscription before September 14, you will continue with ad-free viewing until your next renewal date.

All other Twitch Prime benefits, like monthly channel subs, monthly games and loot, and chat badges are not changing.

Twitch provided some explanation for why they made this change: “Advertising is an important source of support for the creators who make Twitch possible. This change will strengthen and expand that advertising opportunity for creators so they can get more support from their viewers for doing what they love.”

Twitch says that an ad-free viewing experience is still possible. One way to get it is to subscribe to Twitch Turbo. Doing so will give you ad-free viewing across all channels.

Twitch also points out that Twitch Prime subscribers can still get channel-specific ad-free viewing as part of Twitch Prime by using their monthly subscription token on a channel that has ad-free viewing for subscribers turned on.

This change could harm streamers. People who cancel their Twitch Prime will lose the free monthly subscription that they could use to support a streamer. It is unclear how much of the revenue from the ads that appear on a stream actually go to the streamer.


Twitch and Amazon Announce Twitch Prime



twitch-prime-logoTwitch Prime is a collaboration between Amazon and Twitch. It is a premium experience on Twitch that is included with Amazon Prime. It is intended to be something that combines the best parts of Twitch with the best parts of Amazon.

If you are already subscribed to Amazon Prime, you get Twitch Prime instantly for no additional cost by linking your Twitch account to it. If you already subscribe to both Twitch Turbo and Amazon Prime, you might want to consider cancelling Twitch Turbo. All the benefits of Twitch Turbo are included in Twitch Prime.

Twitch Prime offers “free in-game loot every month, plus surprises”. This can include skins, characters, and boosts and can also include free games. It offers free Twitch channel subscription every 30 days with ad-free viewing. Those who have Twitch Prime will get exclusive emotes, more chat colors, and a chat badge of royalty.

Right now, Twitch Prime is having a Hearthstone event that will last through November 6, 2016. Hearthstone is a virtual card game made by Blizzard Entertainment. All Twitch Prime members will get the newest Hearthstone hero, Tyrande Whisperwind. They also get a custom cardback.

In October, Twitch Prime subscribers will get a free PC game called Streamline, and an exclusive skin in Smite. New free loot will be offered every month.

An Amazon Prime membership comes with member discounts on new release box games, pre-orders of games, and collector’s editions. Amazon Prime allows subscribers to instantly stream thousands of movies and TV shows. It also offers ad free streaming of over 1 million songs, playlists, and stations. Those who have an Amazon Prime subscription get free two-day shipping on over 20 million eligible items from Amazon.com.

If you already have Amazon Prime, and you like playing video games, it won’t cost you anything to get Twitch Prime. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can take advantage of a 30-day free trial of it. Twitch Prime is currently available in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.