Amazon wants you to Twitch & it’s going to cost them $970m to make it happen.

So you have seen countless video game playthroughs on YouTube of some of the most popular games but were never sure how they did it. Enter services like Twitch, which allow you to broadcast your games live to the net. It’s a catching trend and Amazon took the opportunity to snatch up the service for the loft sum of $970 million.

Here’s what Cnet.com’s Donna Tam (@DonnaYTam) had to say about the purchase.

“Amazon, in its efforts to increase its video-streaming offerings, plans to buy live-streaming video game site Twitch for about $970 million in cash, the two companies announced Monday.

The deal, the largest cash buy in the e-tailer’s history, helps Amazon expand its video-streaming service, as it pits its fledgling Amazon Prime Instant Video streaming service against streaming giant Netflix. CEO Jeff Bezos has made it clear that it is committed to growing its video offerings, including the development of original content.

Twitch is a video platform that streams content geared toward gamers, including live gaming footage, commentary, and online shows. The company said Monday it counts more than 1.1 million unique broadcasters per month, up from 600,000 in November last year. Their videos are reaching more than 55 million gamers, up from 45 million before. On average, Twitch said, users watch 106 minutes per day….”

To read the full article visit CNET.com HERE.

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