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Amazon's Twitch Prime offers free digital games and other benefits to gamers

Amazon and Twitch announced Twitch Prime, a branch of Amazon Prime benefits targeted at game developers, players, streamers, and viewers.

Benefits range from free digital games and DLC to discounts on new released and game pre-orders. Prime subscribers also receive a free monthly Twitch channel subscription as part of a premium Twitch experience.

Hearthstone players who don't subscribe to Amazon Prime may want to consider a purchase. "Starting today and until November 6, the newest hero in Hearthstone from Blizzard Entertainment, Tyrande Whisperwind, and an accompanying custom card back, will be available only for Twitch Prime members to claim and keep," per a press release.

All of these gaming-related perks join Prime's lineup of incentives such as free two-day shipping, access to Prime Video, Music, and Photos, and more.

"Twitch Prime is one of those unique cases where we have an opportunity to build a product that is equally great for all of our customers—streamers, viewers, and game developers," said Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch. "Offering subscriptions free through Prime saves money for viewers, while supporting streamers to build their community. Free games and in-game content are always a hit with gamers, but they also let developers reach millions of new potential players. When Amazon acquired Twitch, the first thing the community asked was, ‘when will Twitch be bundled in with Amazon Prime?’ Twitch Prime answers that question in a way that speaks to our community."

Catch up on other Twitch-related news by watching the Twitchcon keynote.

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