Published: Fri, August 24, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Amazon Prime Ends 20% Off Video Game Pre-Order Discount

Amazon Prime Ends 20% Off Video Game Pre-Order Discount

Amazon's incredibly popular Prime service is losing a major benefit: ad-free Twitch viewing.

"As we have continued to add value to Twitch Prime, we have also re-evaluated some of the existing Twitch Prime benefits", Twitch says in a blog post.

"Advertising is an important source of aid for the creators who make Twitch possible".

Beginning September 14 ad-free viewing will no longer be a feature of Twitch Prime.

Then there's Twitch Turbo, an $8.99 subscription that will get you ad-free viewing without changing your Amazon Prime subscription.

Avid Twitch content consumers should know that ad-free viewing is going away soon because Amazon wants Twitch and content creators to make more money. It seems as though a lot of folks are using Twitch Prime and the losses on advertising are more than expected.

To activate your Twitch Prime account, all you need is an active Amazon Prime subscription, which most people have. This new pre-order benefit is replacing the current discount on physical game pre-orders.

New Twitch Prime members will see advertisements while watching content on the streaming platform if they sign up on September 14 or later. That's because Amazon Prime membership comes with Twitch Prime membership included, which offers an ad-free experience on Twitch. Ad-free viewing is the only perk besides the monthly free sub that I care about. "Instead, starting April 28,"Prime members will now get a $10 Amazon promotional charge when pre-ordering choose games" which may utilize on" nearly anything" Amazon sells.

Twitch was clear about the fact that any new sign-ups to the Twitch Prime wouldn't be blessed with the ability to watch streams without ads. And it's these free offerings that are being cited as a replacement for ad-free Twitch viewing. If you are a Prime member, you have until August 28th to get your pre-orders in while the discount is still valid. Depending on how many games that ends up being, this could severely cut the savings Prime members receive when buying new games.

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