Ads are coming to your Fortnite, Overwatch streams on Twitch Prime

Ads are coming to your Fortnite, Overwatch streams on Twitch Prime

Ads are coming to your Fortnite, Overwatch streams on Twitch Prime

"Advertising is an important source of support for the creators who make Twitch possible", the company said in a blog post announcing the move. With ads, the platform and game creators can get a cut.

Amazon is continuously updating Prime memberships with new features and bonus offers, and there have been a few nice ones which are great for gamers, like Twitch Prime which offers free PC games to members every month. In other words, it's a money thing.

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. If you already have an annual subscription, or if you upgrade to an annual subscription before September 14, you will continue with ad-free viewing until your next renewal date.

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

Bad news for Twitch Prime subscribers: Your days of enjoying ad-free video streaming and game discounts are coming to an end.

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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. Starting on September 14, Twitchs universal ad-free viewing will no longer be available to Twitch Prime members.

Of course, you can always sign-up for Twitch Turbo to gain ad-free viewing. This credit can be used on nearly anything sold by Amazon.com.

The other update in today's announcement is more Amazon-centric: a change to its pre-order discount on new video games.

But just because Amazon is bringing ads to Twitch Prime doesn't mean you'll have to watch any adverts going forward. Additionally, Twitch Prime subscribers can still get channel-specific ad-free viewing as part of Prime by using your monthly subscription token on a channel that has ad-free viewing for subscribers turned on.

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