Too many Ads
Before I would get 2 ads max once in a while during a live stream. Now I have to watch 7, 30 second videos before I can continue watching the stream? I miss out on a lot with 7 ads playing especially when it’s important and I want to know what’s going on. Can’t do that when I have to sit there and for what? Just because I can’t pay for no ads? That’s absolutely crazy and unfair. Cant coax me to sub to people for no ads, not everybody can.
I join a stream, and sit through 2-3 15-30 second ads. 30 seconds later the streamer decides to run 7 ads. 5 minutes later 2-4 "auto" ads run. 5 minutes after that the streamer runs 7 more ads. I haven't spent money on your site since ya'll made these changes. A year or 2 ago I was subbing to 5-10 people. Now, I switch my prime sub back and forth. You have my username. Feel free to check. I'll start spending money again once ya'll reign in the nonsense. Also, it would be nice to be able to submit this to customer support and not a public forum, but unfortunately I don't have that option so here you go.
Hope that the advertisement can be reduce, 7 advertisement to watch in a row is just too long.
9 adv aren't too many?
The amount of ads is absurd. With the way the ads have been rolling out, you have one instantly when you open a stream, and then every 5-10 minutes you get 5-10 ads ranging from 15-30 seconds each ad. Why should we have to spend over a quarter of someone streaming to watch ads?
Stream Display Ads were added, but not utilized nearly as much as regular ads.
The stream video does display above chat now while an ad is playing, but is pretty much useless for most scenarios. If you can’t hear what they are talking about while the ad is playing, then what is the point?
Get rid of this garbage allowing multiple ads. One shouldn’t have to watch 5 minutes of ads for every 5 minutes of stream because you run 7-10 ads at a time. That is ridiculous, and if it doesn’t change then Twitch deserves to go down burning. It isn’t even about the communities anymore - it’s about how Twitch can soak people more and more, it is clear that you don’t care about the viewers anymore.
Ads are out of control. 10 ads in between 20 seconds of stream time is unacceptable. The repeat ads do not want me to buy the product anymore, but actively stay away from it. If the company that takes a part of each donation from every streamer isn’t making enough revenue to keep the lights on, then you aren’t doing something right.
I totally understand the reasonings towards ads. Although, I click on a video because I want to watch that video l, not 8 ads as the live is playing. I miss a huge chunk of the stream I’m trying to watch. I get having 1-2 ads but 8 is way too much. I missed so much from the live and it was pretty upsetting.