Published: Tue, August 21, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Twitch Prime Stops Ad Free Service For Members

Twitch Prime Stops Ad Free Service For Members

One of Twitch's big perks for Amazon Prime members is going away: Universal ad-free viewing will no longer be part of Twitch Prime for new members, starting September 14. One of the best discounts that Prime now offers is 20% off physical game pre-orders; that takes a $60 game down to $47.99, but unfortunately, Amazon just announced that the discount is coming to an end on August 27. Existing monthly subscribers can enjoy the perk until October 15; annual subscribers will have it until their next renewal date.

"Advertising is an important source of support for the creators who make Twitch possible", Twitch wrote in its announcement to subscribers. 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.

The popular streaming platform has announced that the benefit of avoiding advertisements on their website will no longer be included as part of the Twitch Prime package.

Amazon Prime members will no longer receive 20% off new games when they pre-order, the company revealed today. By paying $9 per month, Twitch members can add a "Turbo" membership to their profile, which disables ads across the entire site and adds a few other perks (cosmetic options while chatting in Twitch, larger video storage for video creators).

In a blog post published on Twitch's website, the company revealed that they would be rolling back their ad-free service.

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While it's a bit disappointing to see the perk taken away, Twitch seems to be using the freed up resources to focus on better freebies in the future.

Twitch Prime is still, and will always be, packed with premium benefits you can't get anywhere else. If those restrictions were not enough, the credit must also be used within 60 days of activation.

Amazon announced today that its 20-percent discount on pre-orders would be discontinued on August 28.

The move comes just three months after Best Buy killed its own 20 percent discount membership program: Gamers Club Unlocked, which Amazon's Prime discount originally competed directly with.

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