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.
Overlay is too intrusive and lack of options to hide or move make some games unstreamable. Please fix ASAP.
It's crazy this isn't fixed. I'm so disappointed.
cant stream pubg :(
Why isn't this fixed yet?
Honour O'Brien commented
Please please please make this change! It covers important text in many games, and it seems to make the stream glitch out on the bottom of the screen for viewers.
Like I see the overlay, but people watching my stream dont. Instead the area where it would be looks like its been dragged and stretched downward to cover it.
Tried to stream Monster Hunter, but this overlay is right over the NPC text..so I can't read anything of what the NPCs are saying unless I wait the 25 seconds for the stream to catch up and read it on the laptop, or snap and unsnap the chat ui for it to be gone and repop up 7ish seconds later...
Came looking for a way to move it or disable and I find this post. From 2015....it's now 2018 and there is still no options for move/disable/opacity? Is this just a ploy to get people frustrated with the Twitch app enough to stream to Mixer instead? Hmm...
Veggie Bocke commented
It's now the year 2018! And what have you done to the app? Nothing!!!
Need to be able to move the overlay in corners. Also, need transparent chat overlay so that we can see the chat and also set that overlay anywhere we like.
This is so stupid... transparent even makes things better, at PS4 Twitch don’t have any layout when streaming, so I think it is Microsoft problem.
Ricky Aragona commented
Cant Broadcast pubg the overlay covers health and ammo count
This is a nightmare, cant play PUBG or TESO with this app.
Fix this, it makes pubg unplayable
Honestly. The overlay is the SAME as Mixer. Why can we move that one and not Twitch? Is it Microsofts job or is it up to Twitch? It’s not a setting in the app but in the guide button, that Xbox uses to let you access the settings. I really think it’s Microsoft’s job to implement the option when using twitch and not twitches job. It’s the same box that comes up when using mixer so I don’t know what the deal is. Either way, it’s been way to long. Fix this soon.
Logan Daniels commented
Please! On PUBG it covers your health, boost and ammo. Especially since so many people have been requesting it already, for a long time.
Nicholas Belanger commented
FIX IT NOW
This needs to be added or made available. It's in the way and I can not stream what I what I want to.
+100 it's pretty crazy that you can't at least move/adjust the transparency of the bar. Gets in the way of so many games.
Edwin Saunders commented
The channel info in the top left blocks the production info when streaming starcraft 2 channels, thus making it less enjoyable to watch. This happens when streaming from my PC in fullscreen, but not from Roku for some reason. Still annoying that theres no way to turn it off on PC fullscreen. It'd be nice if it just went away after a few seconds after toggling fullscreen. Maybe it could reappear when moving the mouse and then go away again after a few seconds of inactivity.
Even if it could just go transparent that would be better than this!