Twitch Prime Dropping Ad-Free Viewing, Game Discounts

If you sign up to Amazon Prime you can enjoy a number of benefits

Luckily though, Amazon is once again following Best Buy's lead and will begin offering a $10 promo credit with the purchase of select video games beginning August 28.

It's also changing another attractive perk: Twitch Prime is doing away with a 20 percent discount on eligible game pre-orders and replacing them with a $10 credit that can be used on Amazon.com, according to an email it sent to customers. For one, you get a free subscription to a channel each month, free games, in-game loot, etc. And before you think you can take advantage of this, the credit is canceled if you return the game. You'll have 60 days to use the promo credit before it expires.

"Advertising is an important source of support for the creators who make Twitch possible", the Amazon subsidiary said. You can activate your Twitch Prime subscription after getting on Amazon Prime - you can go for a free Amazon Prime trial here.

Twitch Prime is a great way to earn a load of extra goodies if you consume a lot of content on the streaming service. However, Twitch Prime probably wasn't generating much money for the platform; it now comes as a free benefit tacked on to Amazon Prime. 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.

If you already have a game pre-ordered with the 20% discount, you'll still receive that discount even if the game ships after August 28.

Launched in 2016, Twitch Prime was created to drive more subscribers to Amazon's Prime program ($99 per year), whose benefits include free shipping on millions of products and access to Prime Video.

Twitch Prime is letting the ads flood in.

A couple of years ago, Amazon Prime members received the benefit of Twitch Prime as part of the regular Prime members Amazon subscription which included benefits like no ads, in-game currency for certain games, and you could vote toward a free game every month.

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