Random Stream Button
The discovery page lacks a "Play Random" feature. It might be fun and interesting to enter a random stream in a Category. It might help casual and new users find entertaining streams much easily and faster.
The user that clicks on the button will be forwarded to a random stream in the previously chosen category. To find another stream the user will simply click on the same button that will appear on the header of the page.
A channel flick button, that flicks to a completely random channel (the key point of this whole idea) every time it gets clicked (with maybe the exception of us being able to set specific language/s). For non turbo users ads could run either every X channels, or every X minutes of channel flicking unless the viewer stays on a channel for more than 5 minutes, then the standard ad system will take over. Also keybinding it, (like the pause and mute functions) would be epic
This used to be a fun feature back in the days, used to discover alot of different small channels.
This night i thinked about this kind of functionality, and, finally another one already ask for it.
Like another commentary say, with some filter it can be really cool!
Yes! I was just coming here to suggest this, I would add this though:
For the random selection, add filters so users could select categories, limitations (such as min-max viewers/followers/subs), limit by unaffiliated/affiliated/partner, etc. Just a random feature with filters to narrow down but also allow easier discovery of new pages.
Please provide a feature where users can press a "Random" button on their home page which will start playing a random channel within a random category - I believe this will allow users to explore more of what Twitch has to offer and gives Streamers (especially those with no or a low amount of viewers) an opportunity to get more exposure and build up their communities.