In a push to help build their online communities & push video game sales, popular livestreaming network Twitch announced this week new perks exclusive to Amazon Prime subscribers.
Among the incentives unveiled by CEO Emmett Shear on Friday include the ability to view Twitch ad-free & discounts on games purchased on Amazon.com. The appropriately-named Twitch Prime membership (included in the $99 annual Amazon Prime fee) also includes one free channel subscription every 30 days, and “game loot”, including exclusive made-for-Twitch titles such as the forthcoming Streamline.
“Offering subscriptions free through Prime saves money for viewers, while supporting streamers to build their community”, Shear said in a released statement. “Free games and in-game content are always a hit with gamers, but they also let developers reach millions of new potential players”.
Unlike Amazon Prime’s new standalone video service—which is priced at $8.99 per month—the ability to view Twitch ad-free & snap up these other perks cannot be purchased separately from the annual Amazon Prime membership at this point.
Amazon purchased Twitch in 2014 for $970 million in cash.