Stop with the Ads, Bring back Prime users being Ad free!!!
Since this change I've been driven further and further away from Twitch.tv as a platform. I find it ridiculous that the only way to not have to see this annoying Ad spam is by using my ONE prime sub or just not watching content on Twitch.tv. There is a major problem with that approach, and until something changes (and I'm certain thousands of others would agree here), I will no longer be using this platform for my viewing pleasure.I hope you guys get this figured out and find a better solution soon, like putting the Ads responsibility back on individual streamers, since that empowers THEM to generate revenue for themselves, as opposed to the obviously fake cop-out of "this ad supports -insert random streamer here- " since that just seems so disingenuous.
The NFL forbids this request.
i have already dropped at least a dozen streamers because of ads.the other thing is prime subs get toooo many ads as well,you would think twitch would support a streamer that most people sub with prime.i pay 147.00 a year for prime but soon no more,tired of the bs with all the ads
update:i just clicked on one of my fave streamers and right off the bat i get hit with 5 fing adds before i could say hello.needless to say i stopped watching and logged out,,this is total *********,,fix this **** twitch enough is enough!!!
Cant wait til Youtube eats this garbage ap alive.
Do note that, Yes ad's are super annoying but for smaller streamers that can't get emotes and what not, people arn't going to just sub on them when they can sub to someone that has cool emotes and fancy things, it's sadly the only way for small streamers to even get close to a way to make money on stream, i think that they should do the ads that slowly zoom out the screen and have a small banner that doesn't bother the streamer or stream viewers and still have a ad it's still annoying but people on twitch that are tiny can still make a tiny bit of income this way and people will be more happy
this is the MAIN reason ive streamed on YT that and the little kids that kuss you out i left this platform in 18 and went to YT well now iam back and ill give it a second shot! and the ADS have got to go iam a prime Twitch member and i dont get anything for free
I have never been more angry about implementation of Ads on a platform, even traditional TV. I barely watch any of my favorite streams anymore entirely due to twitch implementation and insane disruption caused by them. It feels intentionally malicious it is so badly done. I pull up a stream intending to watch and immediately quit when force fed long ads.
I have paid for a sub so I don't have to watch ads, but now you've forced them on me. I will no longer be subbing so you have cost the streamer, and yourself, money.
I DESPISE being Prime & getting an ad right at the beginning of clicking into a stream & then again mid-way thru a stream. 90% if the time I just close out when an ad comes up. No use watching stream if I get ads I don't even care for.
This was posted so long ago, but it has become SO relevant. The experience is atrocious now and I have to be honest, I've been using the service less and less. Every time I open a new stream I get a 30 second ad, it's incredible.
The intensity of the ads is intrusive and I get so annoyed now that going from one stream to another guarantees me a 15-30 second ad. I just end up closing the app and not bothering to watch anyone. Instead I just play games or watch streamers on YouTube. Your ad content is too overwhelming to make it worth it.
I've deleted the Twitch app from all devices until there is a fundamental change in advertising practices. If every time I change a channel, there is an ad, I'll just not watch. Also, hammering me with the same ad repeatedly (as a result I refuse to watch Tomorrow War) borders on abuse. I'll miss supporting streamers I enjoy but the annoyance associated with using the service has overcome the enjoyment and now kills any desire to watch, and crushes the appetite to explore new content creators.
Pannyboi, just stop paying for prime. Until they stop shoving ads up your throat for a profit they don't deserve, just don't give them a reason to ask you for it. If enough people revolt and cancel their prime because of this, do you think they will keep those ads for some miserable portion of the Prime profit they used to receive? It is us the users that show them we are willing to waste our time and money so they can profit off of pure nothingness. They won't give you ad-free prime unless you protest for it. Let their pockets feel your anger/frustration and you will quickly see the change desired.
It's just not worth asking a streamer do show something, them showing something(like a 5-15 mins wow raid boss) then missing a critical point for because a cringe ad comes on.
Please let me buy out of adds. I already am twitch prime, what else do i have to do to get rid of this?
I have made the decision to not view vods on twitch anymore, since the amount of ads within vod viewing is too overwhelming.
I got like 6 ad breaks viewing 1h hour of LEC vods, that is too mutch.
It is like watching normal tv, but only with the same ads.
Also i can not suppress the ads on my main vod channels, since i am watching LEC, etc. , where you can not subscribe.
Since DMC most of the streamers i watch, also upload their vods to youtube, so i tend to watch them there now. There are less ads and they are not so loud.
Either reduce the amount of ad breaks and lower the sound or add a premium abo where all ads are disabled.
Both options would be fine from my side.
GhostZero - As a streamer who, while not huge, at least had a fairly decent following and average viewers (20+ my last month streaming regularly), the amount of money made on ads was absolutely miniscule. I would have much rather NOT made the <$3.00 and given my viewers a better experience.
In 9 months since becoming an affiliate, while streaming a total of 262 hours and 7 minutes, with an average viewers of 18, I've made a grand total of $5.65 in ad revenue, which is an EXTREMELY tiny, fractional amount of my total revenue.
Ads do not help streamers AT ALL, that is a myth.
Like the youtube premium, prime members shouldn't see any ads.
I agree. I am actively looking for alternative media sources due to the ads. Ads are annoying, but the implentation of the ads over the content is awful. It prevents me from watching and connecting with the content provider due to the constant interruptions while the stream is continuing to go on. This is removing a key source of the value that twitch used to provide.
I don't understand why I got adds every time I open a twitch page, when I'm already a AMAZON PRIME MEMBER, and it's always a Prime Video adds. Why do i see adds of what I'm already a member? Like you wont get any more money from me, I'M ALREADY PAYING FOR IT! And most of the time I already watched the movie or the series of the add. This is add harassment, I quit watching TV for that reason don't push us to do the same with your platform.
@Lunar_Umbra Well then bye Felicia. Listen, you had me up until you started talking bad about them trying to combat ad-blocking software. Listen, streaming services COST MONEY. If you want that platform to continue to exist you have to pay, now you can choose to pay with your wallet (subscriptions, Twitch Turbo, etc) or you can pay with your eyeballs (ads) but what you -CANT- expect them to do is let millions of people watch for -free- because it costs them to run the thing.
Now you CAN expect them to use ad content in an unabusive fashion. You can expect the right to request ads without tracking or curated content. But getting mad because they won't let you block content carte blanche without consequences? That's just asinine. They have the RIGHT to portray THEIR content however they see fit. And if combating people that are trying to use ad blocking software to leech off the site causes those leeches to go elsewhere, then I'd say that's a pretty successful strategy, and I hope after those leeches are gone, their operating costs go down enough that they can reduce the frequency of said ads a bit, and/or cut us in for a bigger share of ad rev.
Sharing my opinion, an excerpt from a I reply I sent for a scripted response to a support request:
The current ADS pre-roll and even mid-roll (triggered by the streamer) are HIGHLY Intrusive, Disruptive to the streamers content and the viewers experience. As I originally stated, it has caused me to drastically change my behavior when viewing streams. I open channels in new tabs, then mute the tab (Firefox), when I click the tab and if a pre-roll AD begins playing I either close the tab or immediately switch to another tab/window/program, completely ignoring whatever AD is playing (oversaturation of ad content tends to increase my disdain for the product/service being advertised). This is detrimental to the streamer, depending on how disturbed I get from being interrupted by an AD there is a chance I may not even go back to that tab to continue watching. Given this behavior, I will likely NEVER use the Twitch app on any of my devices due to the overwhelmingly disruptive AD content.
On another note, please stop interfering with legitimate user utilities like content filtering extensions for web browsers (ad blockers). Over the last month or so, there has been a constant back and forth struggle for adapting new methods to filter content on the USERS End with Twitch making modifications to its content presentation that bypass the users desire to not view that particular content within their browser. Once the content of a website is on someones computer, they have the right to view it in whatever way they desire. If Twitch does not understand this, then they fundamentally do not care about the users privacy, security or even their satisfaction. Just as many other entities, Twitch appears to be treating the users of their services as just another source of information monetization regardless of how poor the experience may become.
As a consumer, for any service or product, I procure and use it at MY Leisure. If it is not convenient to do so at my own leisure then I will choose not to at all. There is a simple solution; reverse what has been done - instead of presenting the AD in the main player section, show it in the small player above chat or picture-in-picture (such as during full screen viewing), maybe even just an image as a banner ad (animated or static). Personally I despise any website that has auto-play content, especially AUDIO; this is a sentiment shared by many. The best solution is to not have ads with audio content. Perhaps adjust tiers of advertising types for different monetization and then let the streamer fully control the types of ads they want to present if any at all (as part of their contract or better yet at their own leisure for freedom of choice).
For now I am taking a break from this struggle, as the easiest way forward to avoid content I don't want to see is to reduce or completely stop my usage of Twitch for the near future. Please don't even think about recommending "Twitch Turbo", the ad-free viewing should have always remained part of Prime benefits. I would gladly trade ALL these free games and in-game promotional content for ad-free viewing. I think I have claimed nearly every free game and only a handful of in-game content for games I actually play. Yet I have NOT downloaded/installed a single one of those free games yet.
I have a strong feeling that I will receive yet another scripted reply to my genuine concerns and feedback, with no one of concern having ever been aware...
Either way good luck with making users feel dejected by your lack of concern for their experience with your service. Kappa