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Ads are coming to your Fortnite, Overwatch streams on Twitch Prime

Ads are coming to your Fortnite, Overwatch streams on Twitch Prime

When we launched Twitch Prime, we were determined to give streamers and their viewers the best value in gaming.

According to the announcement, this new policy will go into effect for new Prime members starting on September 14.

In addition, Twitch has also confirmed a slight change to the Twitch Prime services, which are offered alongside the monthly Amazon Prime membership at no additional cost.

Advertising is an important source of support for the creators who make Twitch possible.

The other update in today's announcement is more Amazon-centric: a change to its pre-order discount on new video games.




Twitch Prime members, say goodbye to ad-free viewing.

Amazon is continuously updating Prime memberships with new features and bonus offers, and there have been a few nice ones which are great for gamers, like Twitch Prime which offers free PC games to members every month.

For new Twitch Prime members, the universal ad-free experience ends September 14. (Twitch Prime comes free with Amazon prime subscriptions.) In most cases the difference will only be a couple of bucks, but as a matter of principle it's not a great look. All Twitch viewers can get ad-free viewing across all channels by subscribing to Twitch Turbo (read about Turbo right here). Twitch Prime benefits aren't going anywhere, the company stated, and the community should expect more and better free games, in-game loot, channel subscriptions, exclusive badges and more.

Twitch continued on to explain their reasoning, which would have been much more straightforward if they just said: "we want more money".

Amazon is changing the terms of its Prime benefits for video game pre-orders, replacing the 20 percent discount with a $10 Amazon promotional credit on "select title", as first spotted by Twitter user Wario64.