Notifying chat about an schduled ad break ahead of time
Twitch has rolled out their new automated ad functionality, but I would like to know if there is a way for the ad manager to notify anyone watching the stream (perhaps via a notification at the top of chat, much like channel point challenge/hype train alerts), which would also help any streamer who reads their chat, but isn't looking at their stream manager and ensures me that if I'm telling a long winded story, for instance, that I can take that quick intermission to catch my breath and hydrate.
Just to add, make it so it sends a signal to the API so we can use third party programs like Kruiz Control so we can automate or send a sound signal to help with it.
I agree that having a notification in Chat, a banner, and/or something that is compatible with bots would be value-add for viewers - so that they're not surprised by an advert!
Exactly, especially since for small streamers like me, ads are literally the only revenue we get most of the time.
Came here to suggest this same thing, I am testing out the new AD schedule tool and it's been great for getting rid of pre-rolls. My community definitely prefer the occasional break over getting slapped with an AD as they enter.
I'd love to be able to link my bot with a customised message whenever an AD is about to play, or as you said have a pop up on top of the screen.
I'd like to be able to explain in my own words why an AD is about to show, and have some warning in case I'm in the middle of an important chat.
I definitely don't have Stream Manager open much when streaming as I only have two monitors. One for game, one for my SLOBS.
EDIT: Also it would be a great reminder for me to get up and stretch my legs!