Twitch will be ad-free for all Amazon Prime subscribers

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Live streaming site Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, today announced an exclusive set of perks for Amazon Prime members, including ad-free viewing and discounts on video games bought on Amazon.com. Twitch CEO Emmett Shear announced the new service, appropriately called Twitch Prime, at the company’s community convention held this year in San Diego. Unlike other Amazon services like Prime Video, Twitch Prime will not be available as a standalone subscription service. Instead, it will only be offered to those who are existing Amazon Prime members or those who are signing up for the first time. Prime, which offers two-day shipping and access to Amazon’s video and music libraries, costs $99 a year.

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