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Twitch drops ad-free experience on Twitch Prime

21 August, 2018, 17:13 | Author: Joanna Little
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Twitch announced a couple of major changes to the Twitch Prime program today that you are going to want to sit down for. It does not offer the other Twitch Prime extras, however, including a free monthly channel subscription and free games and in-game content, which Twitch said will not be affected by the change.

Twitch Prime members with monthly subscriptions will continue to get ad-free viewing until October 15; those who already have an annual subscription (or those who upgrade to an annual subscription before September 14) will continue with ad-free viewing until their next renewal date.

If you're still looking to get an ad-free experience across all channels, you can subscribe to Twitch Turbo, which is a $9 per month service.

Cutting corners: One attractive perk to being an Amazon Prime member besides the free shipping is discounts on pre-orders for upcoming video games and some newer but already released titles. With ads, the platform and game creators can get a cut. You can activate your Twitch Prime subscription after getting on Amazon Prime - you can go for a free Amazon Prime trial here.

As we have continued to add value to Twitch Prime, we have also re-evaluated some of the existing Twitch Prime benefits.

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To no one's surprise, some users are upset and pointing out that the ad-free viewing experience has been a central benefit to the whole program.

Amazon US has announced (thanks Wario64) that it's taking away two of Prime's best features, affecting both the store as well as Twitch.

This is bound to be a disappointment for long-time Amazon Prime members that have utilized the discount on more than one occasion.

There are a few other caveats to be aware of with this change as well, namely: it will take up to 35 days after a qualifying purchase has been made to apply the credit to your Amazon account, the credit will expire 60 days from the date that it is applied, and the credit can only be used on items sold by Amazon (third-party items which are "fulfilled by Amazon" are not eligible).

Thanks to every Twitch Prime member for supporting Twitch and your favorite streamers.

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