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

A premium experience on Twitch is one of many offerings available to Prime subscribers who enjoy gaming streams.


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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    September 30, 2016 3:06 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Amazon's Twitch Prime offers free digital games and other benefits to gamers

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      September 30, 2016 3:08 PM

      Hearthstone people: I already got Tyrande, so redeem the code and go go go!

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      September 30, 2016 3:49 PM

      Anyone want a Tyrande code? I don't play Hearthstone.

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      September 30, 2016 4:28 PM

      As cool as this is, my first thought is when will my prime membership fee increase.

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        October 1, 2016 6:26 AM

        If you have one and dont use it, id love one. This thread is probably the only hope i have left :(

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      September 30, 2016 4:59 PM

      I don't use or know any of this stuff. If you want a code for one or all let me know.

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        October 1, 2016 6:16 AM

        Id love one, I live in NL so cant get one :) Please send it to my pm or here if possible. I just registerd for this so thanks a lot anyway :)

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      October 1, 2016 9:19 AM

      Free codez for Hearthstone, Streamline and SMITE, just say which

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