Add Endpoint or PubSub topic to notify when an Ad is coming up
As a streamer, I currently rely on manual monitoring or workarounds to determine when the next ad will play and when the last ad was run. This process lacks efficiency and makes automation for scene changes during ad breaks challenging.
I propose adding an Ad Notification PubSub topic within the Twitch API to provide streamers with the necessary information for seamless ad management. Here's what the improved solution would entail:
PubSub Topic Name: AdNotificationTopic
Event Type: AdNotificationEvent
Trigger: The AdNotificationEvent will be fired x seconds before the next ad starts playing.
Next Ad Timestamp: Include a field named "nextadtimestamp" in epoch time, indicating the timestamp of the next scheduled ad on the streamer's channel.
Last Ad Timestamp: Add a field named "lastadtimestamp" in epoch time, denoting the timestamp of the most recent ad run on the streamer's channel.
Precise Ad Timing: Streamers will receive notifications about the next scheduled ad, allowing them to automate scene changes and prepare accordingly for ad breaks.
Streamer Automation: Access to the last and next ad timestamps enables streamers to automate their content, making scene transitions and other adjustments based on ad schedules.
Thank you for your time and consideration!