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Amazon Takes Away Prime Preorder Discount, Ad-Free Twitch Prime

21 August, 2018, 17:13 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
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Despite the change, Twitch said subscribers can still enjoy an ad-free viewing experience.

Prime members won't be able to save on video games starting this month, because Amazon will stop offering discounts on video game pre-orders as of Tuesday, August 28.

This comes as Twitch - which lets gamers record and share in-game videos - realizes that advertising is "an important source of support for creators", according to the company's blog post. "The reason? A re-evaluation of existing benefits as the company "[continues] to add value to Twitch Prime". You can use your free monthly channel subscription to strike ads for that particular channel. For annual subscription holders, they'll continue to watch content ad-free until the next renewal date. With ads, the platform and game creators can get a cut.

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. One of the big changes announced today is the end of that universal ad-free Twitch Prime.

To activate your Twitch Prime account, all you need is an active Amazon Prime subscription, which most people have.

All other Twitch Prime benefits, like monthly channel subs, monthly games and loot, and chat badges are not changing.

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Finally, there's one other way to get ad-free viewing, but this one is only valid for a single channel.

In addition to cutting back the new game discount, Amazon has also eliminated the Twitch Prime benefit of "Ad-Free Viewing Experience Across Twitch", which no longer appears on the Twitch Prime benefits page as of an update this morning.

Twitch Prime is still, and will always be, packed with premium benefits you can't get anywhere else.

Are you sad to see Amazon Prime's game discount go away?

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

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