Amazon swoops in and buys Twitch out from under Google

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
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Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch. The news is particularly newsworthy due to the fact that we've been hearing similar acquisition rumors tied to Google in recent months.

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MattS

TS Evangelist
You must have an Amazon Account to type in chat.....
Stream going on *pauses*buy this buy that amazon sale today*buy a kindle*get twitch fast and easy only on kindle fire pro.
 

psycros

TS Evangelist
R.I.P. free, unhindered game streaming. Well, at least until things get so bad all the big-name vidcasters leave for a new home. I give it six months tops.
 

wastedkill

TS Evangelist
You must have an Amazon Account to type in chat.....
Stream going on *pauses*buy this buy that amazon sale today*buy a kindle*get twitch fast and easy only on kindle fire pro.
Its better then google turning twitch into another youtube, you know completely broken & implementing their own failure stuff, requiring you to have a crappy google+ account to do anything...

Amazon has a good chance of making twitch bigger, plus with amazon you got amazon prime aka the new twitch subscription! Plus with amazon they get to invent more & do more & ultimately grow bigger miles bigger then with google.
 
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Chazz

TS Evangelist
This is much better than having two of the most popular streaming options owned by one company.
 
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In other news; Google to bring its own live streaming platform, YouTube Live, to all places where you can currently find Twitch to "swoop" their business right out from under them.
 

robb213

TS Evangelist
I am still unsure whether or not I should feel relieved that Twitch won't turn into another copyright playground debacle. I mean, Amazon and their prime streaming havn't been exactly what I'd consider...ideal either--probably still better than what Google did to YouTube though...
 

wastedkill

TS Evangelist
Seriously I can't see how fb has "unlimited resources" for companies like twitch or oculus, they don't have anywhere near the profit as Google, amazon!!!