Option to disable pre-rolls for a full hour
Currently, in the Ad Manager, you can set ad breaks to be up to 3 minutes, but 90 seconds is the maximum amount to disable pre-rolls (30 minutes). Why not allow to disable pre-rolls for the full hour if you set the Ad Manager to 3 minutes? Running an ad every 30 minutes is way too disruptive. I am incapable of taking breaks when I speedrun for a full 100 minutes, it it impossible for me to adjust the three disruptions that would occur so that no one misses an important fight or trick. If it was ONE break of 3 minutes, that would be doable and I would totally be on board with running a higher ad density so I could disable pre-rolls completely.
You already have all the settings in the Ad Manager, there's almost no work to do here, and it's the exact same ad density than with 90 second ad break every 30 minutes so you lose nothing, if anything you win because I, and probably other streamers that can't bend to taking a break every 30 minutes, will actually put that many ads on the channel instead of not doing that.
30 just isn't enough minutes to reasonably run 3 minutes of ads for, that's 10% of show time. A full hour is a lot more reasonable, especially since hourly breaks are healthy to take anyways.
Partners dont have this btw. At least not every partner. Not entirely sure why this is even debated cause I'd run way more ads lol and so would many other streamers.
Partners have this, so this really needs to apply to affiliates as well. I'd actually be willing to do more than the minimum if it turned off prerolls for an hour.
More ads run on Twitch, more money for me, and it fits nicer into a consistent break schedule.
This is an excellent idea, I came here to suggest this exact thing. I dislike my viewers missing content because of ads, so I run three minutes every hour and take a break so they never miss anything. Running ads twice an hour is excessive for breaks and breaks up the flow of a lot of the more narrative- and horror-based games that I play.
I have no problem running three minutes an hour, please let us disable pre-rolls for that hour! Otherwise this feels like an all-or-nothing scenario for me, and I'll just end up disabling ads completely.