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.
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
I tried to stream RDR2 last night for some friends, the bar in the middle made it so I could see none of the hints or what I was supposed to be doing. What idiot thought this overlay was a good idea and how on earth is this an issue!?
Brandon Fawkes Kenniston commented
This is ridiculous that this is still an issue... Seems Mixer is the way to go from now on....
yo, twitch, yall need to do something about this problem, I can't play minecraft
chris snape commented
Give us the option to hide the overlay please
121 comments. People are screaming for this and Twitch aren't listening.
Even the option to make the UI transparent/opaque would help like the XBOX achievement tracker.
Disable the overlay or at least move it would be extremly nice... please consider this...
Justin Jimenez commented
Please Fix this I want to be able to reposition the overlay while streaming
Its August 2018 pleaae fix tgis feature or we (xbox community) will be uding mixer because you can move this on Mixer. Just please add an option to move the damn thing
I literally cant stream because of this issue
Ryan Hindley commented
Switching to Mixer because of this. We should be able to see the overlay content on our Twitch app, and disable the overlay on the Xbox, itself.
Mehryar Jafari commented
This really sucks
Mark Es commented
i use mixer only because it can change its overlay on my screem.
it sucks, i would love to get more viewers as twitch is far superior
I have a plasma tv, I can't have a solid bar on the bottom or it'll burn my screen. It's absurd this hasn't changed in 3 years.