Preferred/Disliked ad categories
I would really like it if ads were categorized based on content; I love seeing ads for things like pizza and restaurants, but I HATE having to sit through an unskippable ad for a horror movie/show. If ads were categorized, there could be a section in Twitch options where I could move different tags into "show me more" and "show me less" status based on what I do or don't want to see.
There are certain ads that are really inappropriate for me or for certain age groups, and if there was a way to click something on the ad screen to make it so specific ads would stop playing for your account would be great.
Like the "The Boys" show commercials for example, that is a show that has very core central content that is very triggering for me and others I know. I don't want to think about that show, I don't want to see ads for that show every time I try to load streams or during ad breaks in those streams, and if I was watching YouTube for example - or even a couple other platforms for video content - I could there is a thing I can click to make it so that a specific ad will stop being shown to me.
Yes, it trains their algorithm to show/not show me specific categories. But while it would be cool for accounts of minors to be able to not be shown ads for more mature audiences or whatever, that seems fine - I would really love to be able to get away from specific ones...
Certain topics of ads may be inappropriate or triggering to some users. For example, I would like to be able to not be shown ads containing images or references to alcohol, including ads for events hosted or sponsored by brands which produce alcohol.
I find some advertisements moderately offensive and I would prefer to be able to skip to another ad or rate the ad poorly so I do not keep seeing it. I think an advertising rating system and disable option would be helpful and it might provide helpful data for Twitch developers as well.
Horror movie trailers should not be featured on a platform where users often see the same ad multiple times in 5-10 minutes. If you cannot set it so we don't see "The Grudge" trailer more than once an hour, you should remove it altogether. Extremely irresponsible to force users to see creepy, disturbing ads multiple times in a very short time.
Please avoid playing Rated R scary/ghost movie trailer in the last night.
The recent ad for the Netflix anime show highlights the need for better ad curation or the option for users to select a 'don't show me an ad like this again' button. Despite not using the platform to watch any anime content exploring any new channels means hearing screeching and seeing what i assume is the same length as any other ad, but feels like a marathon to me. I get that there is a market for that and I respect twitch's right to sell advertisement space but that ad really makes it clear why other platforms put so much work in to curating ads based on interests and providing users with options to flag content they don't want to see again.
Outside of the sheer volume of ads I have to watch even with a Prime account, please at least make the ads a family friendly genre. I have been repeatedly seeing horror movie trailers and ads and that is not okay. Sometimes I would have to refresh a stream due to buffering issues, and I am on the edge each time, hoping that I won't get that disturbing ad again (but alas, I do).
Why do I have to watch unwanted horror/thriller movie ads? Are you srsly thinking that is common ads topic? Then I should consider to stop using this app. I never thought twitch is this much toxic organisation. Disappointed tbh.
Jurgen Atkinson commented
It could be like the like and dislike function from the ads for bits thing.