Twitch Prime Announced – Ad-Free Viewing Experience & More Included with Amazon Prime
Amazon debuted at TwitchCon 2016 by revealing the first game projects being developed internally: Breakaway, New World and Crucible. However, yesterday they also announced Twitch Prime, a new premium experience on Twitch that’s included with Amazon Prime.
Twitch Prime’s first promise is an ad-free viewing experience. But there’s more: subscribers will get exclusive emotes and chat badge (Twitch Prime crown), as well as one free channel subscription every 30 days. In this case, the streamer will get paid just like with any usual channel subscription.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, anyway. Amazon also promised free in-game loot every month, such as in-game items and even a code for an indie game. This is what will be available at launch:
- 9/30–11/6 — Hearthstone: The newest Hero in Hearthstone. Tyrande Whisperwind, the second priest class option for the game.
- 9/30–11/1 — Streamline, a new Indie game built from the ground up for broadcasters on Twitch to play with their viewers
- 9/30–10/2 (TwitchCon Only) — Smite: Exclusive “Boss Ymir” skin
- 9/30–10/2 (TwitchCon Only) — Paladins: Exclusive Bomb King Weapon Skin
Finally, discounts on new-release box games sold by Amazon during the pre-order period and for the first two weeks after launch are also planned. Twitch Prime is only available in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy and Spain for the moment being, though the list of supported countries is probably going to grow quickly. Twitch will stop taking Turbo subscriptions in these countries, by the way, and roll the aforementioned benefits for Prime members in addition to 60 days of video storage for past broadcasts.
Of course, this is just a bonus for all existing Amazon Prime subscribers (who can now link their Twitch account here), which already include unlimited fast shipping for millions of items from Amazon as well as (depending on the country) unlimited streaming of a huge library of movies, TV shows and music.
As a reminder, Amazon Prime (including Twitch Prime) comes with a 30-day free trial, after which you would have to pay the following:
- US: $10.99/month or $99/year
- Canada: CDN$ 79.00/year
- UK: £7.99/month.
- Germany: EUR 49,00/year
- France: EUR 49,00/year
- Italy: EUR 19,99/year
- Spain: EUR 19,95/year
Do you plan to use Twitch Prime? Let us know in the comments.