Ability to choose to run ads or not
I would like to not run ads at all. I get that streamers get revenue, but its so small to me, that it doesn't really matter. I, like a few people I've interacted with, directly or indirectly, feel like the random roll of ads (sometimes a 3 minute ad will roll) deters new viewers from sticking around longer to find if they like the streamer. There are some people who just aren't "on" for the entire stream and it takes a good 2 minutes for an interesting topic to come up, but when you already say through ads, you decide because the point you came in was a short pause, you don't want to stay. I for one don't care about ads, but I like the use of channel points for entertainment, but the ads just hurt viewership for smaller channels. Is it not financially feasible for Twitch to continue to provide an essentially free social media service to consider giving streamers control over running ads or not at all? I would even pay a fee monthly just to have viewers to not have to sit through ads all the time (though I have no clue how many that come by get there before preroll starts or if they just run everytime a new viewer comes in).