Rollback the FireTV App to V9
The loss of functionality of V10 when compared to V9 is baffling. The redesigned UI is nigh incapable of assisting the user with finding non-live content, since the home, bowse, and category pages now only present live channels to the user.
In the prior app version, all followed channels were listed in a dedicated row about 2 rows below the top/live followed channels row. By removing this and all other non-live content, V10 of the FireTV app delivers an experience that is order of magnitudes more cumbersome to navigate compared to the prior version.
In the updated version users are required to search for individual channels (followed channels included) if they're looking for ANY non-live content, even content they've started watching but had to pause and return to later. Why on Earth should we have to go to the search section and search for any of that content in V10 when V9 gave it to us in a clean and concise manner. Moreover, if we want to know what our followed streamers have recently streamed, we have to search each one individually. And once we've made a decision on who to watch, we get to search them a second time in the same session. It's ridiculous and wasn't so cumbersome in V9.
I could give this a pass if the UI presented the most recent broadcast for each followed channel along side all the live followed channels at the top of the home screen. While still not ideal, at least then I'd only have to waste at most a little time passing through a vod I may not be interested in to get to their profile and find the content I'm ultimately looking for. But I can't even do that, and am instead shoehorned into searching for streamers I already follow.
And to top it all off... The chat history has been completely removed from the vods, and you can no longer send chat messages in the FireTV app.
You also can't force the playback overlay to hide in V10, and instead have to wait 5 seconds for it to disappear on its own. Before, in V9, you could hide it without delay by pressing down
Why has so much functionality been removed and the user experience worsened so tremendously?? Keep V10 and give us back V9!!!
This is something being discussed in the Twitch reddit community here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Twitch/comments/tniyfa/changed_app_concerns
Overall this seems like such a terrible redesign. I have moved over to YouTube let's play videos because at least I can search for those and save them.
The #1 feature I am missing from this version is LOW LATENCY. I am at least 20 seconds behind everyone else now.
For god sake look all feedback over reddit and INTERNET, The New update is a huuuge downgrade. U can do better, please bring back old Version asap... Tomorrow
v10 is by far the worst downgrade of any app I have ever seen.. please roll back.. its really nothing good in this version. I purchased the fire TV stick more or less just for twitch, now I feel like I can throw it away..
Maybe we should do bug reports, this cant be serious .. it must be a bug..
Also, may just be me, but it seems like the new app can't consistently stream at high quality (i.e. 1080p60) vods. I've checked my internet and my down speed is >50Mbps, but when I try to stream any nl_kripp vod rn, I have to limit it to 720p60. Otherwise, it rebuffers every 10-15s, eventually locking up completely while attempting to buffer. On the other hand, Quill18 vods... 1080p60 all day no problem, even right after or before failing at the nl_kripp stream.
Admittedly, this is kinda similar to behavior I had in V9, but it's worse now because I can't get around it. In V9, after a while the app wouldn't want to fast-forward, rewind, or load a new stream (if I interrupted what was currently playing), and would just sit there buffering. My fix there was to force close the app and relaunch it, sometimes restarting my FireTV stick, but that's not working with V10.
I had assumed my woes with V9 we're due to crummy FireTV stick hardware, since I didn't have the same issues on our FireTV Cube, and it was across the app, regardless of streamer/vod/quality. But I don't feel like I can say the same here, since my V10 issues are inconsistent between streamers/vods/quality. Additionally, I never had inherent issues streaming 1080p content vs 720p content in the past. So it feels like it's related to the new app more than my hardware setup... Haven't streamed enough on my Cube to confirm any issue there, or if it's just an issue with V10 on Stick, IDK. And if the overhead has been increased with V10, and the app can no longer consistently stream 1080p60 content of FireTV stick hardware, when it could in V9... Seems like a bad update.
Regardless, the ugliness of 720p playback on my 4k TV is just more reason to avoid Twitch right now.
I've been checking back on this, and it looks like mods are consolidating like feedback together, yeah? Some of my comments in similar posts look to have been moved here, and their respective OPs seem to be removed, not 100% sure. (Either way, I've deleted the additional comments, since they just clutter things up at this point.)
Nice on the one hand to consolidate feedback, but I know I definitely missed a few things here and there on the feature parity front between V9 and V10. So feels bad if anything gets dropped as a result. Ultimately, I just hope the development team takes a hard look at the features offered in V9 vs what is now (no longer) available in V10 and starts quickly resolving the vast gap in functionality.
Have cleared cache and reinstalled, still not all followed streamers show in list, missing almost 50 percent, my iOS device is working fine.
I made a similar complaint with 10 other votes btw. Please look at this issue.
The old UI was not only much more comfortable to use, the update also removed functions that are quite important. Especially on a TV app, where searching, without keyboard, is really annoying. It is not possible anymore to simply browse followed channels and categories, because most of the content is not displayed.
That’s really a quite terrible user experience. Hope you can change this.
The old UI was not only much more comfortable to use, the update also removed functions that are quite important. Especially on a TV app, where searching (without keyboard) can be really annoying. Additionally to the features mentioned before, it is also not possible to see all live followed channels (only 20) and the followed games/categories are not displayed either.
That’s really a quite terrible user experience. Hope you can change this.
Now I have to search for the followed channels, in the search tab and not in the list of followed channels, because now not all the channels appear. This 10.00 update has no good things, only bad things
The only thing I use my twitch app for is watching the vods for the channels I follow.
This is literally all I use it for and now I can't find them.
There was literally nothing wrong with the app in my book, and they created problems that weren't there.
During the newest update, entering a stream defaults to a view with chat open and ads playing(for most streams). While ads are playing, the normal UI is locked out and unable to be used. I can't close the chat tab, follow, or view a profile while the ads are playing. This is terrible functionality.
Additionally, having the UI use 'auto-hiding' is extremely annoying. There's no longer a faster manual way to hide the UI and enjoy the stream.
I used to just click a stream and I could put down the remote and enjoy. Now I have to wait for ads to play, then turn off chat, then wait a few more seconds for the UI to hide itself. This is extremely obnoxious.
Same I never comment on stuff like this. This may sound silly but my entire nightly routine was in shambles because when I went to put on my favorite binding of isaac eden streaker i could only go back like 10 vods... i rummaged around my closet for 20 minutes to find my chromecast and i casted it from my phone. Still wasn't able to have chat in the vod on the tv but it was better than nothing. Why would you limit people to how many vods back they can see? When you do stuff like this make it a beta and optional for people to try out or something.
Since this update i have to watch stream on my phone so this update is bad. Have to search the chanel i follow is very annoying and i have freeze every 20 second when i watch older stream. Everything work good before this update
I use my fire stik only for Twitch so please do something ! ( Sorry for Bad english)
This is the first time i've ever felt compelled to comment like this. The OP is right; this is a truly awful update. Roll back this train wreck.
The new user interface for the fire tv is awful. I rarely watch live broadcasts on twitch anymore and like to watch past broadcasts. Where is the continue watching section on the home page? Why can’t I see the accounts of the people I follow without searching for them? Honestly this update has put me off on using twitch at all. Please fix this
Chat replay on VODs on Fire TV and make it more accessible to finde followed creators even if they're offline
I viewed non-live channels more than live channels due to missing streams when they were live, and now it's so much harder to find them than it used to be. Please keep bring back some way to easily get to non-live channels we follow.
Really unhappy with this update. Can't believe the followed channels have gone. Please fix this.