QR Code now required to chat on AppleTV
Why remove any ability for users to chat directly via an AppleTV, and enforce QR codes on TV screen to be scanned just to “Join The Conversation” in chat on an entirely different device, and needing Twitch app to be installed to only open Chat-only Mode for same stream; when, chat window is already open and ready to be used on AppleTV via Twitch (tvOS) app.
An AppleTV remote can already use Siri/buttons to talk/type; plus, an iPhone can also sync with an AppleTV to be used as remote control without having to even have Twitch (iOS) app open at all.
Chat-Only Mode on Twitch (iOS) app also needs to maximise screen space and/or have the ability for chat window to enter fullscreen-mode, as top portion of screen is wasted by having dedicated window for stream not being used at all in chat-only mode.
AppleTV (tvOS 16.3.2)
Twitch (tvOS) App (11.0.2)
Removing chat from Apple TV made things so difficult for watching my favorite streamers.
I have totally stopped using chat after this, surely getting user less involved is not the way to go.
Agree 100%. There is no reason to force people to use another app like this. As you said, these feature are already baked into the appleTV. Twitch is trying to reinvent the wheel failing miserably.