Please use banner ads instead of random midrolls
Nobody wants to watch random ads that block out the stream. Picture-in-picture doesn't work if we only see but not hear the stream during ads. Banners would solve the problem - you get to give us more ads but the stream doesn't get interrupted. I repeat: nobody needs random ads that block the stream. it's not only disruptive for the viewers, but also for the streamer. bad idea, really.
Just wanted to update this thread that we are doing an experiment right now with Stream Display Ads!
These are less disruptive ads that allow viewers to see and hear Creators while being displayed. Creators will receive ad revenue for each SDA shown.
You can find out more information here: https://twitter.com/TwitchSupport/status/1422255927483318277
SDAs don't help the problem in any way, they do not address the issue expressed in this request, not even 1% of it. If they were run *instead* of the disruptive ads, then yes, they would help, but that's not how they work currently, therefore the entire problem is still present and all SDAs do is increase the total ad volume
The video ads are far too intrusive. Whatever the companies are paying you, it's not going to help when you start losing streamers to other platforms. Either switch to a non-intrusive format of advertising or give streamers the option to shut the ads off.
Stream Display Ads do not replace any other type of ads, they're only in addition to any of your other ads that you already have, therefore they absolutely are *not* less disruptive, they are, automatically, only more disruptive since they only add onto the volume of disruption that happens. Extremely misleading, very disappointed in how you handled this
These types of ads are beyond frustrating. Jackbox Games get ruined when they pop on. I LOATHE these cover ads.
Continues to get worse. Hundreds of responses and requests to help have gone utterly ignored. That is because the people getting paid do not care how you feel or what you think. They are rich they don't use the service. They have no clue what it is, but a dividend check.
These ads completely block the screen when trying to play Jackbox Games. It's almost impossible to continue playing when you can't see the game. This causes a disruption for everyone as they have to wait for you...on top of you running out of time to answer a question or whatever. This is ridiculous.
too bad they royally fkd it up and made them uncloseable while taking up 1/2 the stream
ads would be way less problematic, if they wouldn't use sound as much. in my stream you could throw full screen ads very often without any problems as long as there's small window of video stream and it doesn't affect my sound. there could be some effect sounds maybe in ads, as long as it's adjusted to stream volume (don't want to break ears).
I would say before a midroll ad is about to start could we get a small pop-up saying in the lower right/left corner??
I'm okay with the ads just a heads up would be great!
One of the things that's really frustrating for me as a streamer is knowing that some of my viewers are going to miss out on some epic or funny moment in my streams as an Ad kicks in and takes over the stream - not only that but the audio levels are obnoxiously soo much louder than most streams too.
Having Stream Display Ads (Banner Ads) is such a much nicer method and one that I can get behind. Viewers still see and hear the stream and Twitch get their Ad in too without it being over the top.
If I get to test out the new Stream Display Banner Ads I'll be sure to let you know how my community and new viewers take it.
Stop with the instrusive ads, the only thing that's going to kill your platform is these ads, you have to realize that. It's what made others hop platforms with glee and will do it again, you are killing it and complacency will bury it. Can't wait to leave it if you don't learn.
It's not new. Instead of BLASTING THE F*CKING ADS AT HIGH VOLUME IN YOUR FACE/EARS, how about having those small ads that appear at the bottom of the video screen.
Have a defined area so streamers know to adjust their layers around it, and it pays less but you can keep it up longer since it's NOT INTERRUPTING.
You should play twitch ads during meetings with the ad department's decision makers so they have some clue as to how bl00dy annoying it is.
I'm a viewer who greatly enjoys SaltyBet, which requires the use of its own site and embedded Twitch stream to function properly. SaltyBet may not be the largest stream on Twitch, but it does regularly pull 500 - 700 viewers. The ads that periodically pop up encouraging users to watch on Twitch itself are not only tedious and force me to miss the action, or sometimes even the betting phase, but also fall on deaf ears, as for me to enjoy SaltyBet to its fullest, I have to watch on a site that isn't Twitch. If the Twitch ads were less invasive, such as a banner or even transparent, my viewing experience would be less hindered. However, as it stands, the encouragement to watch on Twitch is just a waste of time and a bother.
Get rid of the purple screen of death you useless wankers!
You f****** need to stop playing loud annoying video ads IN THE MIDDLE OF STREAMS.
And now I'm here to help you make more money.
You know how youtube has the ads in the middle of the screen, at the bottom? Why not have those for WHEN THE STREAM IS ON so that it DOES NOT OBSTRUCT viewing?
How about we play loud ads in the middle of your f****** corpo profit meetings?
Make it fixed with fixed dimensions so streamers can work around it with their overlays.
Instead of pre-roll ads or mid-stream ads why not but bottom banner ads that pop up every so often and hang out for a minute or so. You could also do like the NFL and do a small frame add on the side that plays audio still. This would prevent 3 of every 10 viewers from leaving because of ad rolls.
If a streamer wants to run a full add give them that option to launch it and give them a higher percentage for doing so since they are are potentially killing their own viewership to do it.
I know that for Twitch's finances, advertising is necessary. However, there have been too many video advertisements recently.(Sometimes up to six) I think this could prevent the growth of new streamers and lead to a decrease in Twitch users in the long run. So I suggest banner ads. Like YouTube banner ads, it would be better to turn it off and close it. Banner ads that appear every 10 minutes or every 20 minutes do not cause much resistance to users, and banner ads will also have a positive impact on finances. Instead, I want you to reduce video advertising.
Too many ads. I usually just close out and watch youtube instead.
Since amazon bought twitch in 2014, just how much money do these companies REALLY need ? It looks like some kind of compromise could be worked out so everybody satisfied. Of course that's just my opinion.
Just stop. It's killing discoverability of smaller streamers. Pop in a lower thirds or banner ad when joining and pop in a skippable ad 10min in. Lower thirds ads that have to be closed by the viewer will easily compensate for the stupid long pre-rolls everyone leaves during.