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  1. Add Animation as a game

    I, alongside many other streamers broadcasting animation, noticed recent changes in Twitch — "Creative" was replaced with more specific terms in the creative industry, like Art, Culinary, etc...

    Missing from this selection was "Animation", which many streamers, as myself, think differently from an Art as a "game", and it would be greatly appreciated, for both me and for other fellow animators, to have that as an option separate from "Art".

    Also considering that Twitch's 2017 Animation Contest was held, it would make sense to have a game dedicated to all the animators that also stream on the platform.

    526 votes
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  2. Trans tag request

    It is hard enough finding trans representation in our daily lives. With the LGBTQIA+ tag, one still needs to browse through channels and spend time in them to find trans streamers. A "trans" tag would help people searching for these communities.

    171 votes
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  3. Add tags for age ratings

    In my experience, few viewers actually remember whether they got the Mature Content warning when they first joined a channel.
    In addition to the existing Family Friendly tag, a tag to mark channels with an age rating and allowed behaviours would be highly useful as a constantly present reminder and a quick way to double check what topics might be appropriate.
    Example tags: Adult Topics, Swearing Allowed, 16+

    Ideally there would be a way to set a default tag to apply, but also a way to change the tag for events like co-streams where one might have a different rating…

    8 votes
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  4. Streaming Language Swissgerman

    The Swiss Twitch scene is getting bigger and bigger.

    However, since we do not speak/stream German but Swiss German,
    viewers have difficulties to find us on Twitch.

    Would there not be a possibility for Twitch to add the language 'Swiss-German'?

    That would help our community grow a lot and especially for the streamers, so they dont have to change their language.

    297 votes
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  5. Hover over stream with cursor to show a mini playback of what is happening instead of a thumbnail

    I think having the ability to watch a short playback of the stream you hover would be an efficient way to help people watch content that they want to see instead of going through stream and guessing on what is going on in the live stream at the current moment, (getting baited from a thumbnail picture.) It might help people with low viewer count get more attention because people don't need to waste time to click on the live stream. It might be a good idea to test out a beta version to see if the idea is successful before…

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  6. Preview Stream, Before Joining

    Allow the user's stream to be viewed, before joining. This feature was available before, seemed to be removed awhile back. Please bring the view stream back.

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  7. Allow searching of teams

    Allow teams to be searched, both by link and current namesake.

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  8. Disable recommended channels

    Add a function to disable the recommended channels in your following list. I find most of the recommended channels are not games I like watching so I'd like to remove them all together. It gets annoying having to block endless channels because they don't play games I'm interested in. I know its a small issue, but I just want a clean following interface where I only see those that I follow.

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  9. Give up more search options when searching for Minecraft modpacks..

    We could really use better search options when searching for Minecraft modpacks, right now its very limited and that makes it hard to get results that we want, we can only chose for what game version we want a pack for, how it shorts the results, and we can only chose ONE type of pack to look for, we need more filter options, for example, let us chose more than one type of pack and also give us an exclude option.
    Example:
    Game Version:
    Include modpack types:
    Exclude modpack types:
    That way if I only want to see packs that…

    1 vote
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  10. Have an Indie category like Retro/Creative/IRL/etc

    It would be super lit to have an Indie category to play lesser-known games. Very often I'll try to stream an Indie game and it either wont be listed on Twitch or have 0 viewers. It would be beneficial to indie devs too to get their name/games out there.

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  11. Please consider separate categories for live musical performance vs all these DJs mixing EDM!

    Right now it is WAY too hard to find streamers who are actually singing or playing instruments. I get so frustrated browsing the Music & Performance category because the content I'm looking for is always, ALWAYS buried beneath an absolute mountain of DJs broadcasting their gigs at clubs or mixing prerecorded music from home set-ups.

    The funny part is that I don't even necessarily -dislike- EDM! My fondest memories of the late 90s are pretty much a blur of party drugs and glow sticks thanks to the underground rave scene. That said... these streams are too numerous and it feels…

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  12. Add a Flash Games category

    Add an overall category for flash(online) games, such as .io games like slither.io, or paper.io. Along with online games in general such as coolmathgames.com

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  13. Sort by: e.g country, platform etc...

    Can we please add more variety into the discovery page for example I'd like to be able to find streamers from the same country and platform as me for example It would be cool to be able to search for apex legend streamers from the uk that play on xbox and then be able to sort by least watched so I can support smaller streamers as well as collaborate! I feel the discovery page is missing a lot of filters like time zone, game, platform, view count, total time watched, alphabetical even filters on the following page would be great…

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  14. Add graphic Design category

    While gaming is the primary use for twitch, streaming is quickly diversifying.

    The creative categories contain a variety of arts from Food to FiberArts.
    However, graphic designers are not represented despite the quickly growing community on Twitch.

    YungKhan, Sledge315, BigBeerwolf, innergeekdesign, to name a few, would all benefit from the addition of a Graphic Designer category.

    Thank you for your consideration.

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  16. reorder your followed channels on the left(filter)

    Have a filter so that you can reorder the streamers you follow on the left so that you can filter it by "the time you spend watching each streamer", rather than ordering the streamers by the amount of viewers they having watching their channel

    25 votes
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  17. 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.

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  18. 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…

    26 votes
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  19. A new category : Twitch Education

    Twitch should be allowed to be a place not just for entertainment, but also for learning and education. People who wants to stream educational content are currently not allowed to participate on Twitch, unless they are artists or programmers. Twitch is one of the largest streaming services, and while there is plenty of educational material on the internet, there is a lack of interactive, free to use services for interactive classes. Twitch could become a fantastic plattform for students, teachers and groups who wants to learn in a more interactive environment, that they can't get with other learning resources on…

    311 votes
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  20. Recommended Friends and Channels?

    I'd like to turn these off. If I'm recommended channels/people I don't actually like it can often ruin my day. (on top of that, it flat-out confuses the interface.)

    3 votes
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