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.
I used to lurking around the twitch to find more streamers to watch. Guess what? I stopped that because every single time I switch to another stream ... and ad. And as a bonus, it's always the SAME ad, again, again and again. I cannot check what is the streamer playing, which language he/she is speaking, what's the stage of the game. I have to watch the ad first. I just started hating everything the ads are trying to sell and most of my free time I started going back to youtube because of this.
Now tell me again, marketing guy, how this greatly supports the streamers?
I see it differently, I think it's great to support the streamers through advertising. I even see communities where there is an active demand for asking for advertising. Because advertising also finances the streamer. "this ad supports ..." is also true. And if you are not the opinion, then ask the streamer. He gets at least the money.
If you want to enjoy Ad-Free Twitch, you can get a subscription that allows you to watch Twitch free of ads. https://www.twitch.tv/turbo
Advertising is shown when you start watching the stream & at the end of the stream. The streamer is responsible for advertising during the stream. So if you always see ads between the streams, it's because the streamer has started the ad block. This can be started by the streamer in the dashboard (a partner has a trigger button there).