Please allow Xbox streamers to move or hide the viewer bar.
Please allow Xbox streamers to move or hide the viewer bar. I have not been streaming for long but immediately after starting my first stream I did a search for how to remove the viewer bar from the middle of the screen when streaming. I figured I was just not seeing the toggle or option for such a fundamentally necessary option. I then came across thousands of requests from others for the same thing. Requests dating back as far as a year ago, asking for the ability to at least hide it. It completely blocks critical information for a streaming player in certain games. Smite, in particular, has the health, mana, and experience bar directly behind where the Twitch viewer/uptime bar is located so in a fight, it's just a guess as to how you'll fare. I don't know much about programming but I can't imagine having the ability to hide that bar would be too taxing of a feature to incorporate into the Xbox Twitch app. I've spoken to over a dozen Xbox streamers who have expressed similar frustrations. Please, please, PLEASE, throw us a bone here and allow us to hide that bar. Thank you.
"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?
Justin this is already a thing on xbox. But twitch can't use it just the streaming service xbox uses.
Also i agree with this because im trying to play rainbow six siege then i see the bar in the way. Xbox Twitch Streaming needs this.
this won't work
Jonathan Presley commented
I second (technically 18th) this. Games like Smite are unbroadcastable because of the placement of the bar. Being able to move this, and integrate a transparency filter which would allow the ability to see through it would be ideal.Even if we can move it from the bottom to the top would be great!