Amazon Prime Members now get 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online benefits for Free

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Amazon has teamed up with Nintendo to give all Prime members up to 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online benefits for free. This is part of Twitch Prime, which gives Prime members extra perks, at no extra cost, when you link your Amazon and Twitch accounts. This online access gives Nintendo Switch owners the ability to play online, access to classic NES games, and more. If you already have a paid Nintendo Switch Online account, the 12 month free offer will stack on top of your existing access and extend it by 12 months. If you’re interested, follow me on Twitch because I’ve been thinking of doing live Q&A / News / Help streams there in the near future.

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Twitch app for Amazon Fire TV receives major redesign with live previews, dark UI, and text/voice chat

The Twitch app for Amazon Fire TV devices has just been updated with a major redesign. Most of Twitch’s signature purple and white color scheme is gone and in its place is a much darker and subdued color palette. The interface has been simplified by removing the navigation menu on the left, making it quicker to jump around the different areas of the app. Functionally, the biggest change is the addition of a video feed of whatever your cursor is on as the app background, making it possible to preview a channel or video before clicking into the full screen view. Read more ›

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Twitch now gives Amazon Prime members free games every month

Twitch has announced a new benefit for Prime members that provides a set of new games for free every month. Amazon first integrated Prime into Twitch, the live streaming video platform that they aquired, over a year ago with Twitch Prime. Prime member benefits on Twitch already include ad-free viewing, one free channel subscription, and free in-game loot. Now free games to keep forever are also included. Read more ›

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Amazon Prime members now get ad-free Twitch streaming, free games, and more

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Amazon has announced that Prime members will now be able to watch Twitch, the world’s biggest livestreaming platform that’s popular with gamers, without ads, which normally costs $8.99 per month. The new perk is called Twitch Prime and comes with a few additional extras. Prime members also get free digital games, starting with Streamline, as well as free “game loot” like skins, characters, and boosts within games. Other perks include exclusive deals on new game releases. If you’re already a Prime member, all you have to do is link your Amazon and Twitch accounts together by clicking the link at the bottom-right of this page.

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Twitch updates their Amazon Fire TV app

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Twitch has released an all new app for the Amazon Fire TV. As is starting to be the trend, the new app requires Fire OS 5 which comes pre-installed on the new Fire TV, and should begin arriving on the 1st-gen Fire TV and Fire TV Stick soon. The new app includes some much needed features missing from the old app. Most importantly, you can finally login to your twitch account within the app to see streamers you follow. Speaking of streamers, the new app has new profile pages that give you access to an account’s video library. Also included are chat updates which let you send emotes into chat from the Fire TV.

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Watch Fire TV Games at GDC 2015 on Twitch

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From 4pm to 7:30pm PT today, Amazon will be streaming live gameplay of several Fire TV games on Twitch. Two Amazon employees will be joined by various developers attending the Game Developers Conference as they play several Fire TV games. The gaming is expected to kick off at 4 pm PT with 2K Games playing XCOM: Enemy Within, followed by Teltale Games playing Game of Thrones Ep. 2 at 5 pm. At 6 pm they’ll be joined by Tripwire Interactive to play upcoming Fire TV game Killing Floor: Calamity and closing up the night with Hipster Whale to play Crossy Road starting at 6:30 pm.

Update

The live stream has ended, but you can watch on-demand here.

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