According to The Information, Amazon is in late-stage talks to buy the service. The Information is unaware if the deal has been finalized, but their sources believe a deal could be announced at any time.
If true, this would be an odd acquisition for the online retailer. Google’s acquisition made sense considering Twitch uses the search giant’s YouTube video platform. Amazon might be looking to launch its own video platform with Twitch, or just invest in what it sees as a emerging market.
We have reached out to Amazon and will update this article when we hear back.
➤ Amazon Nears Deal to Acquire Twitch [The Information]