Twitch has sweetened its Prime pot with the addition of Free Games with Prime, a new program with a very self-explanatory title: If you subscribe to Twitch Prime, you'll get free games every month. Back in the day, Microsoft didn't have rhyme or reason to charge for internet usage with Xbox Gold, but ever since taking a hard loss at the beginning of the Xbox One generation, they've been following suit with Games with Gold. Your Twitch Prime membership just leveled up.
Unless Free Games with Prime deviates from Twitch's usual delivery method (the company's announcement blogpost was a bit light on details), you'll likely be required to install the Twitch Desktop App in order to access your monthly games.
The program will kick off on March 15 with Superhot and Oxenfree, both very good games, plus two games from the Twitch Prime Indie Amplifier program, Shadow Tactics and Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation, and the top-down brawler Mr. Shifty. Starting on April 1st, new titles will be released, such as Tales from the Borderlands and SteamWorld Dig 2.
Welcome to Free Games with Prime.
However, it's certainly clear that without a price increase in Prime subscriptions or getting Amazon Prime, Free Games with Prime is an extra benefit to what is already being offered to Twitch viewers.