Way back in the great year of 2014, Amazon bought Twitch for a pretty modest sum of  $970 million. Amazon has now announced something that seems to have been in the works since the purchase.

It seems that Amazon Prime memebers wanted to see their memberships linked up with their Twitch Turbo accounts, and that’s just what Twitch and Amazon have done. Check out their announcement trailer below.

Twitch’s Robin Fontaine said in a release,

“We thought about what that might look like, and set to work designing and building something that would benefit the whole community.

“We wanted to give you something filled with lots of cool free stuff that would make Twitch fans happy. We wanted to make it like a secret level that unlocks the best parts of Twitch and the best parts of Amazon, where members would feel like total bosses. So that’s what we did!”

Twitch Prime will be included with your Amazon Prime membership, and as well as all of the benefits you’d usually get with your Amazon Prime account, you get a ton of other bonuses.

“As a Twitch Prime member, you get free game loot every month, like instant access to the newest Hearthstone hero, Tyrande Whisperwind, or the new indie game, Streamline.

“You also receive discounts on new-release box games sold by Amazon during the pre-order period and for the first two weeks after launch. And on Twitch, once you link your Amazon Prime account to your Twitch account, you get an ad-free viewing experience, exclusive emotes and chat badge, and one free channel subscription every 30 days.”

If you already have Amazon Prime, Twitch Prime will be included at no extra cost just as soon as you link your Twitch and Amazon accounts and its incredibly easy to do.

 

What do you think about the new Twitch Prime. Tell us in the comments below. Stay Tuned to Gamer Assault Weekly for all you gaming needs.

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