Twitch Prime ends ad-free viewing, Amazon Prime preorder discount reduced

Donna Miller
August 21, 2018

One of the best discounts that Prime now offers is 20% off physical game pre-orders; that takes a $60 game down to $47.99, but unfortunately, Amazon just announced that the discount is coming to an end on August 27. Next week, it'll be replaced with a different bonus system. The credit may take 35 days to show up, and it must be used within 60 days of when it's applied.

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The previous Prime policy was a flat 20% discount on video game pre-orders, so Prime members would save $12 on a $60 game. The exact terms and conditions for this new discount can be found here.

"More limited" has been the trajectory of the Amazon Prime pre-order deal for some time now. The $10 credit does certainly beat nothing, but this is sure to hinder a lot of long-time consumers that have been buying games on a consistent basis. Pre-ordering won't charge your card until the game ships, so you might even want to pre-order some you're still unsure about to ensure you get the lowest price.

In related news, Twitch also also announced that its ad-free viewing benefit with Prime is going away for new members on September 14.

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It noted: Universal ad-free viewing will no longer be part of Twitch Prime for new members, starting on September 14. As of October 15, however, that will no longer be the case.

However, the Twitch Prime program offers one free subscription to a Twitch channel, so users can still get ad-free viewing on a single channel if that creator has enabled that feature.

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

Now it's just a matter of seeing how much these changes will affect Amazon Prime's membership count.

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