Twitch Prime will no longer eliminate ads universally starting September 14

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Armenius, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. Armenius

    Armenius [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Individual streamers can still offer ad-free viewing as perk when you subscribe to their channel. They are also completely eliminating the 20% discount on selected video game preorders and replacing it with a $10 "credit" you can use on "almost" everything on Amazon. They are now pushing the additional cost of Twitch Turbo for universal ad-free viewing.

    uBlock Origin + NoScript is still able to block all ads for me as of this posting in both Chrome and Waterfox when I am signed out in incognito mode.

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    When we launched Twitch Prime we were determined to give streamers and their viewers the best value in gaming. And since then we’ve seen the Twitch community take advantage of Twitch Prime perks like monthly channel subscriptions to support favorite streamers, Free Games with Prime, and in-game loot for games like Fortnite, PUBG, Hearthstone, and more. On top of everything you get through Amazon Prime, this year alone we’ve offered members more than $1,000 worth of games and loot.

    As we have continued to add value to Twitch Prime, we have also re-evaluated some of the existing Prime benefits. As a result, we are announcing two changes.

    First, universal ad-free viewing will no longer be part of Twitch Prime for new members, starting on September 14. Members with monthly subscriptions will continue to get ad-free viewing until October 15. If you already have an annual subscription, or if you upgrade to an annual subscription before September 14, you will continue with ad-free viewing until your next renewal date.

    Advertising is an important source of support for the creators who make Twitch possible. This change will strengthen and expand that advertising opportunity for creators so they can get more support from their viewers for doing what they love. You can read more details on this change in our recent blog post.

    Second, starting on August 28, Prime members will now get a $10 Amazon credit when pre-ordering select games on Amazon.com. This credit can be used on almost anything sold by Amazon.com. This new pre-order benefit is replacing the current discount on physical game pre-orders. All eligible pre-orders placed before August 28 will still receive the 20% discount under the existing benefit once the game is released. For more information and restrictions on this new Prime benefit, click right here.

    All other Twitch Prime benefits, like monthly channel subs, monthly games and loot, and chat badges are not changing. You can still get channel-specific ad-free viewing as part of Twitch Prime by using your monthly subscription token on a channel that has ad-free viewing for subscribers turned on. Plus, all Twitch viewers can get ad-free viewing across all channels by subscribing to Twitch Turbo. And with your Twitch Prime membership you can still take advantage of all the other Amazon Prime benefits, like free two-day shipping and access to Prime Video and Prime Music*.

    Thank you for being a Twitch Prime member. We look forward to bringing you even more amazing loot, games, and benefits over the coming year.
     
  2. sirmonkey1985

    sirmonkey1985 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - July 2010

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    "They are now pushing the additional cost of Twitch Turbo for universal ad-free viewing."

    twitch turbo has been around for over 5 years now, its not new. it just became less used because of twitch prime being available. either way the change makes sense on twitches end since they're probably losing a lot of potential profit.. either way the people that were blocking ad's before twitch prime will still be blocking them after so it's a wash in the end.
     
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  3. Armenius

    Armenius [H]ardForum Junkie

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    More disappointed in the loss of the 20% discount, personally. But it's been getting harder to grab collector's editions from Amazon these days so I usually end up getting them from the source or (god help me) Gamestop instead.
     
  4. twonunpackmule

    twonunpackmule [H]ard|Gawd

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    The only games I still buy physical are 3DS games. So, I will miss their $31ness on release day.
     
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  5. Poseidons Kiss

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    Amen brother.