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  1. 85 votes
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    • Minimize User Interface

      Have both the upper and peripheral UI minimize so more of the actual stream is showing rather than purple sidebars.

      35 votes
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      • This layout is really bad and doesnt make any sense

        This layout is really bad and doesnt make any sense

        30 votes
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        • Streamer audio channels

          Give streamers the ability to have multiple audio channels, one for voice, and one for music. This gives them the ability to play music, and the end user the ability to either listen to that music at a level they like, or the ability to mute it altogether. Not everyone has the same taste in music, and this would also allow streamers to play their music and not have to worry about their voices being muted if they play music that's copywrited, as the music channel can just be muted if that's the case.

          46 votes
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          • on the left side followed tab you can expand it to show all channels, even the ones offline , but there is no way to compress it back

            like i said , you can expand the followed tab on the left side as far as you want it to go , but there is no way that i see to compress it back to the few that were originally shown

            24 votes
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            • Stop trying to update the UI. It will never get better, only worse.

              Twice in a row now Twitch has decided to try and "improve" their UI, and both times there has been community backlash that just goes ignored. I, and many others, do not want a single from the UI that existed a year ago. I am forced to use things like BTTV to attempt to restore it to what it once was, with limited success. Seriously, fire whoever is being paid to do this. Nobody in the community asked for it or appreciates it.

              22 votes
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              • Ya blew it.

                The left side bar is completely empty. Theres nothing in it. You can expand or contract it with the arrow but theres still nothing in it.

                Nowhere outside of the following header at the top of the page can you see your followed channels

                The main page is a disgusting hash of an attempt at social media with the stupid feed system and the forced moronic attempt at having "friends" on twitch which nobody uses, nobody cares about, and nobody wants.

                Your activity is broadcasted to whoever and your online status is shown by default and even if you turn…

                22 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                • Show all online Followed Channels automatically.

                  I like the left side menu bar in the new UI. The only thing is that I always have to click "Load More" two or three times to see everyone who is online. I wish it would display everyone automatically.

                  15 votes
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                  • The new layout is bad, specially for smaller screens like the one I have + recommendation

                    I use a 1440x900 main monitor and an even smaller second monitor (no I am not upgrading my monitors any time soon) and honestly anything that 'removes' space from the page is just horrible, you can very easily just put everything on the side bar, there's no need to add an extra bar at the top, it looks bad. This is the only feature that really annoyed me from the last few so I felt like posting it. Everything else you guys have done to twitch is great.

                    For the side bar, you could've used the same idea from the…

                    17 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Admin →
                    • Random channel spotlight at the top of browse

                      When browsing channels by game, make the top 3 or 5 channels listed random channels to help promote people who get less viewers.

                      As it is now, people searching by game will notice more popular streamers right away and may never look beyond them. By adding a random spotlight at the top, it may drive more people to smaller channels instead of big channels pulling in even more viewers.

                      Maybe change the spotlighted channels every 30 or 60 minutes, and add a special background behind them to stand out.

                      25 votes
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                      • Regarding the new layout

                        This is the second time you have notably changed the layout in recent months, the first time made additional clicks to find the top channels. A lot of people browse by most popular channel, and this used to be a one click on the sidebar thing, I am aware its only an additional click or two, but it's more hidden now and not intuitive as to where this is.

                        It feels like you are dumbing down the interface for easier access for NEW users, rather than making it more streamlined and accessible for all... and alienating the existing and loyal…

                        14 votes
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                        • Favorite Streamers option

                          Give viewers the ability to favorite their favorite channels. These favorited channels will take priority on the new "following" bar on the left.

                          For example, the viewer follows TimTheTatMan, Summit1G, Lirik.
                          All of which stream relatively around the same time. However, the streamer is partial to watching Lirik over the other two. Favoriting Lirik would put him towards the top of this 'following' list on the left, to allow quick access to the viewer.

                          This is a grand option for viewers that enjoy smaller channels but still have follows on the larger ones, as it bump the smaller channels to…

                          23 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Admin →
                          • its fucking shit revert the changes

                            It's awful can you revert the changes? Not having a list of streamers I follow on the sidebar sucks. Please go back

                            15 votes
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                            • Night mode

                              For times at night (Or day) where you dont want a a bright white screen hurting your eyes when you open the site. You can hit at button where the white turns into a dark color like Twitters night mode. (This wouldn't affect Theater mode)

                              13 votes
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                              • New Layout

                                I LOVE the new layout! Everything is so streamlined, positioned well and is it just me or does it respond quicker now?

                                9 votes
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                                • 12 votes
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                                  • Worse than it was

                                    I got my twitch UI updated today, and i tried to like get used to it but its' just so bad. My left bar wtih followed channels is not big enough to see all the info about the channel, and live/playlist/offline channels are just mixed in a weird way. Also when i do watch the stream i got annoying black bars on the sides of the stream, i can fix it only by going theater mode which I dont like.
                                    Please fix all this or at least give us option to stay with the old UI which I was really…

                                    9 votes
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                                    • New look is great

                                      Twitch the new look is great,the navigation is more easy and everything's more friendly on the eye,congrats from me,my only complain is the follow section but other than that it's lovely p.s i really hope you added chat on ps3 or will in the future
                                      Thanks in regards Vos

                                      9 votes
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                                      • 10 votes
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                                        • honestlu

                                          Honestly just fire anybody who thinks there should be a new layout for twitch. Its not needed, nobody wants it, nobody has asked for it. You're only going to ruin things further with your forced "friends" and pseudo social media feed. Nobody wants this.

                                          You dont have to be busy "developing" twitch every day. Cut down on your staff if this is the garbage youre paying them to work on.

                                          9 votes
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