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Twitch Prime subscribers vent fury over ad-free removal

There has been a major announcement by Twitch this week, with subscribers now faced with a tough decision with regards to their ongoing membership.

Twitch has now taken the unprecedented decision to remove Ad-free viewing starting from September 2018. It means that your membership is now going to start showing Ads indefinitely, unless you decide to opt for a Twitch Turbo subscription instead.

Losing universal Ad-free viewing across all devices is a major blow, especially considering that many subscribers see it as the main reason for joining Prime in the first place.

Twitch has said that the reason is to ultimately give back to the creators, but as you can see here from the reaction so far on social media – many disagree.

Twitch users have said that this will lead to a loss of subscribers overall and as a result, less viewers on channels which won’t benefit from the new Ad changes anyway.

The important dates to remember for this change are September 14 for new Twitch members and October 15 for existing subscribers – full details are available on the Twitch blog.

What is your reaction to this announcement as a Twitch Prime subscriber yourself?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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