updates via notifications
My idea would need to be an option that streamers can turn on and off; basically when you get the notification on your phone that a streamer went live one of the options is 'Keep Me Updated on This Stream'. What this option would do is periodically send a text update (via notifications, text being the format not the means of communication) of what is going on in the stream. The streamer would likely need a moderator of sorts to actually fill out the data and then the service itself sends the update at an interval chosen by the streamer (that way it doesn't get too annoying and people know what they're signing up for). While this could be very simple to setup on phones I'm not sure how practical it would be for desktops/laptops.
The purpose of this idea is for those who are busy whether at work or school still want to be up-to-date on what their favorite streamer is doing, especially if streams often connect to previous ones. Another reason that personally applies to me is you could tell when a stream ends (that would be the final notification from the stream after hitting this option). I watch a few streamers in a different time zone and therefore have school sometimes during their stream times. If they stream for more than about 2 hrs though I usually have time to make it to the end of their stream. Instead of having to guess if its still going or not when I'm finally available to watch simply knowing 'I've been notified that it's finished' or 'no notification, it's still going!' would be very handy!