Amazon-owned Twitch announced today that Twitch Prime, a paid service offering premium benefits that launched last September, is expanding to more than 200 additional countries and territories.
The list of 200 countries and territories, available here, represents many of the same places where Amazon launched Prime Video as a standalone service in December, with the exception of Mexico, India, and Japan. China, too is still notably absent.
Twitch Prime, like Amazon Prime, is priced at $99 for an annual subscription, or $10.99 per month. (Twitch Prime members can automatically become Amazon Prime members for free by simply linking their accounts — and vice versa). Twitch Prime benefits include free games and in-game content, a free Twitch channel subscription every 30 days, ad-free viewing, an expanded set of chat emotes, and an exclusive chat badge.
In June, for instance, Twitch Prime members will receive exclusive in-game content from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds — one of the platform’s most-viewed games this year — including Twitch-branded attire to adorn their characters.
While Twitch Prime initially launched in the U.S., Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Spain, and the U.K., it is now priced at $5.99 per month as a standalone service in 200 new countries and territories. Twitch Prime is free for those who already have a Prime Video subscription in these countries and territories.
“Twitch Prime has grown dramatically since it was first introduced in September of 2016 in North America and Western Europe because it helps broadcasters attract subscribers, game developers reach more customers, and viewers get free digital loot, while helping to support their favorite channels,” said Ethan Evans, Twitch’s SVP of commerce and developer success.