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.
While viewers can opt out of watching horror content streamed on Twitch, we can't currently avoid horror movie/game adverts. Some kind of opt in/out system with advertising that can trigger anxiety or stress for people is incredibly important!
Can I please put in my gender or something to get rid of these annoying ****** ads I get being a guy not needing them of course and constantly seeing them making me want to leave the channel before I even get to watch.
Same with horror ad's for Movies, these are inappropriate for people who are not into that kind of genre and for it to play nearly every time is very uncomfortable.
Originally, there was a suggestion related to alcohol ads specifically, so you'll see ad comments related to this. Because this doesn't look good to Twitch's brand, they're lumped this in by closing that case and merging it with this case that is somewhat related. Hopefully the ad changes here will address my concerns listed below, but I am doubtful. I cannot advertise alcohol on my channel, and Twitch doesn't give a since concern over that.
The suggestion Twitch rolled this into was suggested "September 21, 2015" - That's how long Twitch has been aware of but has not done anything about advertising problems on their platform.
Twitch values its alcohol advertisers's money more than its customers. I have been receiving one beer ad for nearly a month now. I contacted that company and told them, as a recovering alcoholic of 8+ years I would never buy their product, and they agreed that it is a waste of money to advertise to me. Twitch doesn't care though. Twitch blasts out ads to whoever. Their gear-icon settings to "this ad is offensive" or "this ad is irrelevant" don't work because their algorithm continues blasting me with alcohol ads. I have reached out to email@example.com and their Twitter account with no success.
I second this. I've been wishing for this for a long time. I'm a recovering alcoholic and its really hard to see ads for alcohol related products. Everyone is different but it is extremely triggering for me to have it shoved down my throat like Twitch dose. Most of the time ill just close the stream and go to YouTube as I have some control over what ads I get on there. I think a toggle to turn off ads containing alcoholic products in our account settings would work perfectly fine. Its already taxing enough controlling the urges. I don't need to be triggered on my favorite entertainment website too. I really hope Twitch actually reads these suggestions.
Advertising on Twitch should not revolve around glorifying violence and fetishizing war crimes, especially in Pre-Rolls. These ads viewers see upon first entering a channel contain content from shows/games not appropriate for all ages, regardless of channel age warning.
This means Twitch is knowingly showing inappropriate content to minors as well as promoting violent content and endorsing war crimes.
Twitch needs to clearly define what ads can be included in Pre-Rolls and remove/reduce these type of inappropriate ads from the new user/viewer experience.
Examples of heavily repeated Pre-Roll ads promoting violence/war crimes:
-Call of Duty Warzone
-Amazon Prime shows
Some advertisements make people feel uncomfortable or nauseous. Users want to have the right to choose the advertisements they want to watch or block inappropriate advertisements
I saw this ad ONCE and I was done with it. What sort of crossover does menstruation have with a gaming platform....? Leave it to local HS to tell you about tampons.
Every ad I see is a Tampax ad. I'm a 30+ y/o, male. I watch twitch on my lunch break and am not as interested as you might think in period blood while I eat my sandwich. It isn't a one off ad. Every ad is the same Tampax commercial. If this ad is run to bring awareness to women having periods, it is unnecessary. I learned this in junior high.
The option to turn off ads for alcoholic products for people with addiction/substance abuse problems that sill want to enjoy twitch channels. With the understanding this may cause some loss of ad revenue, I would hope that twitch would put the welfare of its community before profits from advertisers.
PLEASE GET RID OF THE TEXTING WHILE DRIVING AD! I EXPERIENCED A TRAUMATIC CAR ACCIDENT AS A CHILD AND I DO NOT NEED NOR DO I WANT TO BE FORCED TO SEE ONE HAPPEN OVER AND OVER AGAIN EVERY SINGLE TIME I LOG ON TO TWITCH TO WATCH A VIDEO!
Any other ad is fine
I keep getting ads for fifa and madden and all those EA gambling games, please stop, I know its probably a lot of money for twitch but just stop, its advertising gambling to kids who use twitch. ATM I seem to be getting those fifa ads on repeat, please stop repeating the same ads, especially after its one I despise.
I keep seeing ads for movies I don't want spoiled. Please let us opt-out of ads like that. It's unfathomable Twitch treats ads like regular tv when so much more granular targeted content is at your fingertips.
Alcoholism runs rampant in my family and the alcohol ads are entirely too enticing and normalizing of alcohol use. I actually am a bartender but as I value professionalism, I would never drink at work. I actually haven't drank in months. I use twitch in my free time to destress and distract me (as a viewer) and to hopefully entertain and inspire (as a streamer). I take my role streaming very seriously and have not sipped alcohol in a single stream. I find when watching other streams drinking is almost the incentive to watch- to watch your favorite streamer get drunk. I feel extremely uncomfortable with this and I hope this platform finds a way to stop advertising alcohol as it is seriously enabling and dangerous. Those under a legal drinking age are watching twitch streamers drink excessively and I think this could lead to not only a density of non-sober streamers but non-sober younger viewers developing bad habits. I hope you really take this seriously as I have young family who loves using this app. I hope twitch streaming can be looked at as a profession and in a profession/ career I don't think using alcohol should be acceptable. I am extremely aware this is an unpopular opinion as someone who's only a couple months sober I would very much appreciate the purging of alcohol use and advertising on Twitch. Thank you.
Please give us a way to turn off certain types of ads. If I'm going to be shown ads I would like to be shown things that are interesting to me and something I could actually benefit from being shown.
Being shown a horror ad is both an absolute waste on me and is also something that is driving me away from consuming content in which ads are involved.
Give us a method by which we can select types of ads that are absolutely fruitless for us to be shown so that our experience isn't as negatively effected by their presence.
I love supporting my favorite streamers but I'm close to forgoing viewing ads simply because of the emotional shock I get tased with every time an ad roll starts up.
I agree - I watch twitch to calm down and relax during these scary times, and scary/horror ads can freak me out for days. If the only solution is to choose a different form of media I will have to do that rather than watch twitch.
I would love to be able to pick the topics of the adverts shown as pre-rolls or when I run an ad break, for example a US viewer (I'm UK based) had condom adverts and whilst I'm all for safe ***, I'm not sure that its the kind of adverts I want viewers associating with my channel, some choice in the level of maturity on adverts (based on the disclosed age of a Twitch account) and the types of adverts shown to viewers would be greatly appreciated.
No matter how many times I report an ad for being offensive to my beliefs it keeps showing the same offensive ads. I am a very sensitive adult and don't need or want to see those types of ads. Please make it so, if your gonna show ads to the public make them FAMILY FRIENDLY OR SAFE TO WATCH!
for the past few days I have been getting ads for 18+ Games and Shows (amazon) and I just think its absolutely inappropriat. There has to be an option to stop that. I do not ever want to see zombie stuff or horror trailers when I watch something on twitch. I don't watch twitch to be scared and what if I watch a stream with kids in the room.? Content has to be kids friendly to have advertisements on so the advertisements have to be kid friendly too.