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Difference Between Amazon Prime and Twitch Prime

The abundance of video on demand streaming services has a profound impact on the today’s complex media space, especially with the rising demand of online streaming. With the looks of the fragmented media industry, the future for the VoD services looks more promising than ever. The digital content market has witnessed a dramatic surge over the last couple of years with subscription-based services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video account for more than 30 percent of the VoD market. Amazon Prime Instant Video has been competing in the VoD market for quite some time now, disrupting the market for the cable and satellite subscriptions for good. Now with the introduction of “Twitch Prime”, Amazon takes the completion to a whole new level. You may wonder whether the new Twitch Prime has anything to do with the Amazon Prime subscription service. Let’s find out.

 

What is Amazon Prime?

Amazon Prime is a whole package with a host of benefits. It is a subscription based video on demand service offered by Amazon that provides its members access to a massive catalog of digital content including movies, original series, TV shows, comedy specials, documentaries, and more on the top of the standard Prime features such as free fast shipping on eligible products, Prime Music, early access to exclusive deals, unlimited reading, and a lot more. As it is a paid service, users can choose to pay $119 for the yearly plan or $12.99 per month for the monthly plan.

 

What is Twitch Prime?

Twitch Prime is the latest addition to the already-popular Amazon Prime service that brings a host of offerings to the online streaming platform on the top of the Amazon Prime benefits. Members that are already subscribed to Amazon Prime can enjoy all the benefits of the Twitch Prime as long as they link their Amazon accounts with Twitch accounts without any additional cost. Twitch Prime lets you get the most of Prime, integrating the features of both Amazon Prime and Twitch Turbo, to provide an unmatched viewing experience. In addition, it offers free channel subscription for its members.

Difference between Amazon Prime and Twitch Prime

  1. Basics of Amazon Prime Vs. Twitch Prime

Amazon Prime is the Amazon’s flagship video on demand streaming service that allows members access to its massive library of digital content including movies, TV shows, documentaries, original series, sitcoms, comedy specials, and more. In addition, Prime members can enjoy unlimited free and fast delivery on eligible products, ad-free music, and more. Twitch Prime is the Amazon’s latest offering that comes as an add-on with its already-popular Prime subscription, bringing a myriad of features and services to the online streaming platform. With Twitch Prime, members can get the most out of Prime with exclusive deals, game loot, ad-free Twitch viewing, and more.

  1. Subscription

Amazon Prime is a subscription-based VoD service which allows viewers to binge watch for a 30-day free trial period after which they can choose to opt out. For Prime membership, users can either choose from the annual subscription plan at $119 per year or the monthly plan at $12.99 per month. Twitch Prime is included with the Amazon Prime subscription so users with existing Amazon Prime membership can enjoy the benefits of Twitch Prime, alongside Amazon’s other Prime features such as fast shipping and unlimited video streaming. In addition, it offers one free channel subscription.

  1. Services

Apart from free shipping and free one/two-day delivery, there are a host of other services and benefits that users can get from an Amazon Prime membership including Prime Membership Sharing which allows you to share your Prime benefits with four other people. In addition, Prime members can enjoy ad-free streaming and music, Prime Pantry access, exclusive deals, Prime Reading, and more. Twitch Prime, on the other hand, offers a myriad of services on the top of the Amazon Prime benefits including free game loot every month, free channel subscription, ad-free viewing, discounts on new-release box games, and more.

  1. Access

Members that are already subscribed to Amazon Prime will have to link their Amazon accounts with Twitch accounts to enjoy the benefits of Twitch Prime at no additional cost. Users have to go to the twitchprime.com website and tap on connect your Amazon account to your Twitch account to enjoy the full benefits of Twitch Prime. With Twitch Prime, Twitch combines the best of the both Amazon and Twitch to provide an unmatched viewing experience. Twitch Prime integrates the features of both Amazon Prime and Twitch Turbo to provide the best experience possible to their members.

Amazon Prime vs. Twitch Prime: Comparison Chart

 

Summary of Amazon Prime Vs. Twitch Prime

If you are already an Amazon Prime member, then you can enjoy the full benefits of Twitch Prime without any additional cost, alongside other Prime specific features such as two-day shipping, unlimited video streaming, ad-free viewing, and more. Twitch Prime is the latest addition to the Amazon’s already popular Prime membership that offers the best of both the services, and is specifically available to the Amazon Prime members only. Twitch Prime comes with its own set of features on the top of the Amazon Prime’s features, such as Twitch Turbo, the Twitch’s premium offering. In addition, members can avail discounts off preorders and new game releases.


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