Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Amazon opens up Twitch Prime's ad-free streaming worldwide

Just about anyone can take advantage of Amazon's ad-free stream viewing.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
June 6, 2017
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Reuters/Elijah Nouvelage

Twitch Prime subscriptions are more than a little handy. If you already have Amazon Prime, it lets you watch your favorite game stream ad-free (and support a favorite streamer) at no extra charge. However, it's only been available in a handful of countries so far. That changes today -- Twitch has made Prime subs available in over 200 countries and territories. So long as you can score an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription membership, you can throw your weight behind one subscription-enabled channel every month. You'll also get perks like free games, including the Twitch-exclusive PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds clothing that arrives on June 9th.

The move could do a lot to help Twitch drive subscriptions, especially among cost-conscious gamers who'd rather not have to choose between American Gods and custom channel emotes. That, in turn, could encourage users to either take up streaming or pursue it more aggressively. There are still some incentives to pay for a non-Prime sub (such as higher tiers), but that's no longer mandatory in many parts of the world.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

View
Facebook envisions using holographics for super-slim VR glasses

Facebook envisions using holographics for super-slim VR glasses

View
Amazon has eliminated single-use plastic at its Indian fulfilment centers

Amazon has eliminated single-use plastic at its Indian fulfilment centers

View
'Paper Mario: The Origami King' is the ideal 'Animal Crossing' break

'Paper Mario: The Origami King' is the ideal 'Animal Crossing' break

View
Facebook used 86 percent renewable energy in 2019

Facebook used 86 percent renewable energy in 2019

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr