Xbox One Disable/Change Viewer Overlay
The ability to toggle the streamer's on-screen viewer overlay on his screen, to off, or a smaller text, a moved text, or even just a red "Live" icon with a small text in a choice corner of the screen is more than enough. The placement is very intrusive, and misleading to someone who needs to see scanners, maps, health, and so on.
Many a time I have heard games exploding about "This friend is online" via the Xbox, but this does go away in seconds, so to put the Viewers count there, with a large ammount of text, that cant be toggled off seems silly to me.
Request: A feature in the snapp app, that;
1. Can disable the vViewer count overall.
2. Move the Viewer count.
3. Scale the viewer count.
4. Change the overlay to a red "Live" icon with the number only next to it. (Preferably placed via layout by user selection)
5. Simply change the layout to the "Viewers" icon, and the number alone. "Broadcasting" can be replaced with a red dot, and "Viewers" can be replaced with a tiny indicator, if necessary.
Thank you for your time, and I hope this doesn't cross deaf ears.
Ok HONESTLY guys ? Streamers have been BEGGING for over 4 years to simply remove a bar off the screen. Well here's another streamer annoyed to all ends. I've googled and Google TRYING to find some glitch or something to hide this atrocity known as the "broadcast bar". Xbox is superior to my ps4 in both streaming quality and capability. My audio sounds like garbage on ps4 and I can't adjust the game volume. Xbox has a crystal clear 1080p 60fps and great game audio and mic control. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, PLEASE, remove that bar. Playstation has it where the bar ONLY pops up when a new viewer or comment comes in. Then it fades away until the next event. Im the 736th person to have felt this way. Please help the smaller streamers who don't have a computer but a perfectly capable xbox.
The fact that there are comments from 2016 on this post and things still haven’t changed is just sad on both Twitch and Microsofts ends. This NEEDS to to be implemented, it would make streaming on console a million times better. I shouldn’t have to drop $150-$200 on a capture card just to get an annoying blue bar off my screen while I play. It really feels like it’s just an ancient programming flaw that they never went back and fixed because who cares about the console streamers am I right?... I suggest some of you go post on r/xboxinsiders to let them know about this too. This ends in 2021
This is desperately needed. I've read that the overlay is on Microsoft's end. If that's the case Twitch should be in contact with Microsoft to let people customize their overlay. Sony's overlay is how it should be done. Fades away and pops up when new users join the stream or comment.
I wanted to start streaming on Xbox and wanted to start trying to get into streaming but the overlay in every position I can think of is just in the way of my gameplay. It's impossible to use this in any way without it running the experience what a **** poor set up.
I agree with this suggestion, this was posted in 2015, So it has been around 5 years and nothing has been done or improved about the twitch app. Now that Mixer has been removed I would assume Twitch would be making some more changes. Yet I haven't gotten an update since. I would love to see the viewer bar removed and or have the option to be a viewer bar and chat so we can actually see chat compared to using other devices. Twitch needs to figure something out cause sadly this post has fallen onto deaf ears.
It seems controversial, but I would include a tiny chat box in order to facilitate the interaction. =]
It's 2020 and we still can't hide the overlay. We can move it, but in some games, every position ends up covering
some part of the HUD. It's annoying, I don't want to see it. Maybe they'd notice if we all started emailing email@example.com
"And then, Twitch did!"
The current Xbox One Twitch app broadcasting overlay (live/viewer count/stream time opaque blue bar in the lower right corner) does take away valuable HUD information away from a streamer in almost every game. There are dozens and perhaps untold hundreds of Xbox One Twitch streamers that are asking for a change to the display. My suggestions is posted here https://twitch.uservoice.com/forums/310219-consoles-xbox-ps4/suggestions/36360169-the-broadcasting-overlay-bar-should-have-mobility
Does anyone know if this has this been fixed yet?
I love playing TESV: Skyrim.
The broadcaster's overlay used to be in the lower center of the screen, blocking view of the health bar. Now it's in the lower right of the screen, blocking view of the money during trading.
Please allow the broadcasting overlay to be moved. We'll appreciate the option to place that purple bar anywhere on the screen.
The overlay is not required to stay opaque. If it were available to be made transparent with a slider, that'd be most beneficial.
Included in the immediately previous suggestion the slider should include complete invisibility, for when we just don't care to see it at all.
Alternatively it'd be nice to switch it into the simplest of "Live" red dots, also moveable and with the function of an opaqueness slider.
We'll greatly enjoy these options to the Xbox One broadcasting overlay. Thank you!
Theres a twitch app made by twitch that has release date in 2018 and that one will copy the location of the overlay that mixer is set too. So downloaad this new app start a mixer boadcast then go to more options then at the bottom is overlay location or disable it. Then stop boardcasting and start new one in the new twitch app. Done and you can uninstall the old one
Twitch this is going on 3 YRS you guys have not changed the viewer count overlay for the snapp app on xbox. when will you adress this and stop ignoring the basic of common requests, its a easy fix that even MIXER has so whats your excuse?? oh thats right. you dont have one besides sure lazyness. lets get it together already and add the options instead of just ignoring. shameful for a company to be honest !!
Chris Robles commented
How has twitch ignored this for 3 years? Starting red dead 2 with all the hints and instructions covered up by the bar has been... "Great"
There’s two twitch apps in the store, one the icon says twitch with the little ghost bubble thing and if you look further down there is another twitch app where the icon is just the bubble thing that one is the new app.
Scott, can you explain a little further? This is becoming a little frustrating
From what I just found out. There are two twitch apps in the store for Xbox. The second one further down allows you to move the overlay
Is this inability to move or remove the overlay deliberate, to force users to stream via Mixer? For me, Mixer always displays a black screen when live, however recordings of the stream are fine.
Several days of research on this, and unable to resolve it (despite over two decades as a sys admin and professional developer).
@microsofthelps @xboxsupport it’s been 3 years. Is this the kind of support you provide?
I also tried to stream red dead 2 yesterday and I keept having to press down on the d-pad just to see my objectives and tutorials not to mention how annoying it is with other games