Use IPv6 for both your homepage and the stream
At the moment, both the Twitch homepage and the actual streaming servers are only reachable over the old IPv4. As there already are providers which only connect their users with DualStack-Lite (this means, IPv6 native and IPv4 over a relatively slow tunnel protocol), it would be good for bandwith-expensive websites like twitch to be reachable over IPv6 - for both the homepage and the streaming servers.
This is becoming more and more important as time passes, as the internet grows, more and more people uses the internet, which means ISPs are being forced to use CGNAT gateways just to be able to provide IPv4 connectivity to customers only so they can use Twitch and other websites that are still stuck in the past. More people using IPv4, means that the CGNAT gateway gets overloaded, which means worse performance and worse experience for everyone on that network. IPv6 eliminates all of these issues. Please prioritize this request.
This is a complete embarrassment. The request is nearly EIGHT years old now. It's 2023 and Twitch still does not support IPv6. Should we use an alternative to Twitch just to stream and watch over the current Internet Protocol version for better performance?
Last week I submitted a ticket informing Twitch that I am unable to make any purchases (Turbo, subs, bits) per my long-standing policy of not giving vendors money who do not support IPv6 (http://blog.flyingpenguintech.org/2015/10/mission-possible.html)
>After following up with our internal teams, it appears that we do not yet have a concrete projection for a roll-out of IPv6.
>I encourage you to still submit your feedback around this in our UserVoice forum.
If others have a similar purchasing policy, please reply here so Twitch gets an idea of what they are missing.
In addition to home/business ISPs going native IPv6 with legacy v4 over tunnel (as noted by the OP), some VPS providers are rolling out IPv6-only VMs with an extra charge for a legacy address. This trend will only increase as legacy addresses become more scarce and therefore more expensive. This means that users wanting to stand up a bot in a datacenter (rather than their home connection) will end up having to pay more. Discord users are already running into this.
No news ?
The 10th anniversary of World IPv6 Launch is coming up on 2022-06-06. Will Twitch have it enabled by then?
please, be serious, add IPV6 twitch ! :'(
It's 2021 already. Any uptdate?
It's 2021 already
End of 2020 and Germany still don't get IPv6 connectivity to Twitch.
Often i got big problems watching twitch or getting on amazon.
So wtf get it done already...
No doubt! I second and third this and even more so, I think all isps should be forced to upgrade to IPv6, this should be a industry-standard at this point. Ipv4 is dated and with all of the NAT issues it makes it hard to stay in games or in squads far too often. This has been a ridiculous pain in the rear ends of gamers for far too long.
These isps just get to do whatever they want without any consequences and they have destroyed my life, held up my career and this is just another example of how they continue to do that.
As a dead nobody stream, the only people I ever get are trolls, children who don't have a dad and need attention, or people looking for a gaming Sherpa and in all cases, they want to play with me and then I have to become a multi-purpose tech agent for several different industries just to help them deal with their issues and get in my game and not get kicked out.
At this point I think all of the isps need to be sued and perhaps some of the other tech industries involved with these headaches I am constantly pestered with.
Absurdly annoying microphone conditions is another habitual failure in regards to industry standards that usurps and destroys productivity which equates to destroying my income. Every gaming headset and microphone company should be forced to do a massive recall and should be sued. It truly is an atrocity at an apocalyptic level, ecological disaster, tremendous waste and their products don't work as applicable to there presumed functional purpose.
The list goes on and on really. none of these tech companies seem to want to pay for QA and UI testors but rather they want to make us pay for their mistakes and then we complain, if enough of us complain, they'll address it, maybe, in the next more expensive version of the product and they never do a recall or apologize, they just keep on usurping us. Oh wait, you guys are doing the exact same thing right here. LOL. Good thing I like you.
However still no traffic with a French ISP : https://as24904.kwaoo.net/as-stats/history.php?as=46489&peerusage=0&v=4
Maybe it will happen soon!
Switch to IPV6, there are a lot of Streamer who have a lot of Trouble since some ISP are switching to IPV6 and DS-lite, so you have a lot of trouble with Paketloss through the IPV6->IPV4 Tunnel.
Guys its 2020 time to chance to the much better IPV6, many User would love the possibillity to enter your Server via IPV6.
you will get much batter latency, quality, and Streaming Performance.
It's 2020. Please.
The end of 2019 is approaching, but it haven't responded yet ...
2019 year and it's still not implemented,
Wojtek Ślawski commented
2018 year and it's still not implemented, like WTF?!
I have some freinds who really want to stream, however they are on the new generation Ipv6 connection.
I learned recently that twitch does NOT allow users to stream on IPV6 Because the homepage and the streaming servers are on IPV4, old generation network connectivity.
If it was me, and I didn't bother to stream, then fine, IPV4 is good enough on a minimal level. But for me, I care about my network connectivity, esp when using IPV6, I love that IPV6 is encrypted at the IP level, making them more secure than IPV4, which still is plaqued at sniffling and application layer exploits.
At the moment, the internet is needing of updating, twitch is still not updated to IPV6, a stronger, faster, and better connection.
NOT TO MENTION, Your 1.7 million broadcasters will be loads better, since IPV6 PEERING helps all of your streamers streaming better quality.
Please do this!
it's time for IPV6
Рустам «Second_Fry» Губайдуллин commented
It's time to move forward, Twitch ;)