Twitch prime is a live streaming site powered by Amazon, and was introduced in June 2011. This platform is mostly focused on the live streaming of video games, broadcasts of eSports competitions, in addition to music broadcasts, creative content, and more recently, “in real life” streams.
Twitch Interactive was acquired by Amazon On August 25, 2014, Amazon acquired Twitch Interactive for US$970 million. Take-Two Interactive, which owned a 2% stake at the time of the acquisition, made a windfall of $22 million.
Twitch is now operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com with Emmett Shear remaining as CEO. Shear touted the Amazon Web Services platform as an “attractive” aspect of the deal, and that Amazon had “built relationships with the big players in media”, which could be used to the service’s advantage—particularly in the realm of content licensing. The purchase of Twitch marked the third recent video gaming–oriented acquisition by Amazon, which had previously acquired the developers Reflexive Entertainment and Double Helix Games.
Twitch supported platforms
Twitch is supported by many different platforms among which we have Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, NVIDIA SHIELD, Android, iPhone, Desktop, Chromecast, FireTV, Nintendo.
Twitch prime is a premium Twitch feature included with Amazon prime and prime video membership. It includes bonus games and exclusive in-game content, a channel subscription every month at no additional cost to be used on any Partner or Affiliate channels, exclusive emotes, and chat badge.
Twitch Prime includes the following benefits:
- Twitch Channel Subscription – Receive subscription every month to use on Partner / Affiliate channels. This includes access to the exclusive channel-specific Subscriber perks that come with a regular subscription such as chat privileges, emoticons, badges, and more. Prime Video members receive access to the free Twitch channel subscription once their paid membership to Prime Video begins.
- Member Access to Game Content – Get access to select games and in-game loot at no additional cost. You can find offers at twitch.
- Exclusive Emoticons – Access emoticons such as KappaHD, ScaredyCat, and others, reserved only for Twitch Prime and Turbo members.
- Expanded Chat Color Options – Set a chat color by toggling a set of 3 sliders (RGB). These options can be changed at any time by going to your Settings.
- Member-Only Prime Chat Badge – Reign supreme with a unique chat badge which can also be toggled on and off via Settings. Prime members are easily identified whenever they speak in any channel across Twitch, by this icon:
- Extended Broadcast Storage – Save your past broadcasts on Twitch for 60 days instead of the standard 14.
Twitch Prime is included with Amazon Prime in the US, Mexico, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Spain, Japan, Singapore, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Australia. Twitch Prime is included with Prime Video in over 200 other countries and territories.
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What is new in Twitch prime
This year, Twitch prime Nintendo users are going to be in the very best of form owing to a formidable prime benefit. It should be noted that this is only available for premium users.
With Twitch prime now, the Nintendo Switch online service which normally cost $19.99 for a year is now free. This bonus is to be claimed in two different stages; – the first which will last for 3 months and the second claim to be made after 60days of free membership from the first claim.
The claiming of this offer is limited and only available with Prime as from March 28 – September 24 of this year
This new deal is available for both existing and new members of Switch Online, with an extra one month bonus for existing members
If your Nintendo account is not linked to Switch online you must link your Nintendo Account to a Nintendo Switch system before this offer can be redeemed. If you claimed this offer before your Nintendo Account had an active linked Nintendo Switch system, you will need to continue claiming by using the “claim offer box”
First-time users will no longer be able to claim the Nintendo Switch Online offer after September 24th, 2019. If you claim the first offer before that time, you will be able to claim the additional 9-month membership offer after 60 days if you remain an active Twitch Prime member. 9-month membership offer must be redeemed before January 22nd, 2020.
If you are a Twitch prime subscriber with a Nintendo Switch online service linked to your Nintendo account, then I guess this should be a “not to miss” offer. So, hurry up and claim yours before its too late.
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