TwitchPrime should save you from watching the same ads over and over and over and over and over
I usually do not post in threads or forums, but the recent mandate to force you to watch ads have pissed me off so much that here I am. I am writing this because these ads are just ridiculous. There used to be a time when twitch prime users were not forced to suffer this cruel and indecent punishment. I have twitch prime and I'm currently subscribed to TSM_Viss. Now my experience is all fine and dandy when I watch his channel ,AD FREE, the way watching video games should be. I mean think about it, we are watching people play video games. Depending on the type of game that you're watching, an ad that interrupts the stream for 30-60 seconds can cause you to miss the most important part of the game. For example, when streamers get together for tournaments I like to bounce around from stream to stream getting the different perspectives. But now since twitch forces you to watch an ad every time you switch streams, you best believe I'm not bouncing around from stream to stream watching endless ads. I was watching the code red tourney on Docs channel, and the dude was killing slaying bop bop bop clean em up. Only about six ppl left on the map and this point I'm on the edge of my seat with my popcorn waiting to see how this is going to end. Then BOOM an ad hits. Im like okay, no big deal one ad and I'm back in it. The ad finishes and to my dismay it was followed by another, then another then another then another then another then another. At this point I want to slam my laptop on the ground. Needless to say, when it finally got back to the game play the match was over. So frustrating. If you people at twitch are gonna force us to watch ads, the least you can do is come up with an algorithm that only plays ads when the streamer has some downtime (i.e. talking to chat, eating some food, going to the bathroom, or waiting in a lobby). I mean I GET IT, twitch is streaming thursday night football games, cool. Now do I got to see that add over a 100 times or can I watch some video game content now. I GET IT, samsung got a new game phone with a huge beautiful screen (sigh), can I get back to watching the final circle in blackout now. As am typing this, Ive watched the same nurf gun ad like three times already, and still dont plan on buying a nurf gun in the future (unless of course it gives me the ability to do somersaults like the asian guy in the ad). Anyways, before I get too carried away. I am writing this to say the ads are too much and are destroying my viewing experience on twitch. I will stop watching streams altogether if you guys don't fix this issue. I know you guys are probably like so what if you stop watching we got millions of other people who will continue to watch. That's fine, but I doubt I'm the only one feeling this way about this issue. Youtube has ads, and certain ads you can even skip. But one of the major differences with youtube and twitch is that twitch is LIVE (for the most part) and youtube is not (for the most part... I know they got live streams on that platform too but c'mon guys who are we kiddin we are watching already made videos on youtube. So when youtube interrupts your video AT LEAST YOUR NOT MISSING CONTENT!!! And I hate to say youtube so much on a twitch.tv forum but hey it is what it is. Free advertisement for YouTube I guess. So let me end it with this, stop the money grabbing TWITCH! Fix this issue or you will notice a decline in viewership.