Enable/Disable option for autoplay feature in past broadcasts
Hey, I watch alot of past broadcasts and I don't quite understand why we're all being forced to use this option. It might be good with short videos like on other platforms, but on here it's more painfull than useful.
Me and probably many other people watch them while going to sleep. So If you wake up and there are random streams marked (auto play plays random pb's for me), it's hard to remember what you actually watched.
I also noticed that it doesn't always shows what's going to be played next https://gyazo.com/838517e196f50c6d757a3f6d9b1a9a3d .
I really hope you implement this feature as fast as possible.
sleeptimer.org Admin here :)
Thank you for mentioning my page.
If you want any other functions I might try to implement them!
http://sleeptimer.org/ is a great website to use until they do add it, It lets you set a sleep timer attached to a url I use it just for this purpose because it just plays one VOD!
I wish there was a way to turn off autoplay. I sometimes use VODs to fall asleep. I did this just the other day with twitch playing on my phone and because it kept playing through the night I woke up to my phone burning hot that is now permanently damaged its battery. This is a terrible, and in my case dangerous, feature.
absolutely would benefit from this feature. i go to sleep to VODs constantly, and every time a sleep cycle comes around (like every 1-2 hours or whatever) i risk being woken up or risk having poor sleep quality. thanks!
I can understand how auto-playing past broadcasts might be a way to bring in additional ad revenue (though I may be wrong about this being the pragmatic reason behind the feature, but honestly the lack of a way to turn this off makes me much more likely to wait and see the vods I want when they get uploaded to Youtube. I actually haven't renewed any of my subscriptions for a while, just because not using the twitch app makes it hard for me to justify giving them a cut. If there really aren't many people who desire this, please just have the auto-play turned on by default with some obfuscated, hard to find option hidden in the UI somewhere. That'd be better than this.
Please give us the option to turn off autoplay
James Derrick commented
I've desired an actual option to turn this feature off for quite some time.
+3. Strange feature, this autoplay. No idea why not more people have a problem with it, since there's loads of people using VoDs to fall asleep. Hopefully either of the two (twitch or BTTV) will implement something to resolve this soon.
Jon Baker commented
When playing a past broadcast, it will autoplay to the next video. If I watch a past broadcast and fall asleep, twitch will continue to play overnight, or until my laptop battery runs out. This is an undesired feature and there's no way to turn it off.
In fact, the feature doesn't make sense, since the upcoming video is always the previous one, videos will never be played in the correct sequence.
It's shameful to see that this hasn't been removed already.
Please let me turn this off.
I've opened this as an issue on BTTV who will hopefully implement it, if twitch does not: https://github.com/night/BetterTTV/issues/1996