Day 1 of Twitch Con brought some really interesting news for those who use Twitch and have Amazon Prime. It was announced that they will be partnering up to bring you Twitch Prime!
According to the Twitch blog, Twitch Prime is a premium service for those with Amazon Prime. All you have to do is link your Twitch account to your Amazon Prime account to start the service.
What does it get you? First, you will be able to enjoy ad-free viewing on Twitch. Second, you will have access to free game loot every month. For example, Twitch Prime members have access to the newest Hearthstone hero,Tyrande Whisperwind, or the new indie game, Streamline. And third, you will have access to one free channel subscription every 30 days. This gives you the opportunity to save a little money and see what a subscription to a streamer gets you. Twitch made sure to mention that the stream will still get paid if you use your free subscription on him or her.
To celebrate Twitch Prime, Twitch will have some pretty cool launch events, including a Hearthstone event from Sept. 30th through November 6th. More importantly, Twitch will be having a Twitch subscription charity event benefiting GameChanger Charity, a group who raises money and awareness for children with cancer and their families, while creating life-changing experiences. According to the blog post, Twitch will donate $100,000 to GameChanger for every 100,000 new subscriptions on any Twitch channel (they will donate up up to 1 million). And yes, your free subscription with Twitch Prime counts towards that 100,000 new subscription stipulation. This charity drive started Friday, and will go until October 5th, so make sure to subscribe to your favorite channel and help out a great charity!
Does this partnership with Amazon Prime benefit any of you Twitch users and subscribers? Let us know in the comments below!