This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
On August 10, Amazon has changed the name of Twitch Prime, a paid subscription to the live game service Twitch, which was also offered as an Amazon Prime member benefit, to Prime Gaming. Note that the only thing that has changed is the name, and the benefits of the paid service itself have not changed.
Amazon acquired Twitch in 2014, it launched Twitch Prime in 2016 as a paid subscription for $5 per month (¥500 in Japan). It offers monthly access to free games and in-game content, including skins for popular games, and is available to Amazon Prime members at no additional cost, similar to Prime Video and Prime Music.
Until now, it is difficult to understand that Twitch Prime is a benefit of the Amazon Prime member from the name, and it seems that there are many people who did not know. Although Amazon does not explain the reason of the name change, there may be an aim to make it easy to understand that it is a benefit of the Prime member.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.