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Automatically refresh stream page when broadcaster goes live

Before you implemented the new player you didn't need to refresh the page when a stream went live. Now you will not even notice when a stream goes live unless you refresh the page.

Example:
Current behavior:
1. Go to offline stream page (ex https://www.twitch.tv/reckful)
2. Reckful starts his stream
3. Nothing happens and the user has no idea that reckful has gone live even if he has had this tab open for hours

Wanted behavior:
1. Go to offline stream page (ex https://www.twitch.tv/reckful)
2. Reckful starts streaming
3. Stream starts playing instantly

I know that this worked previously with the old flash player, so is this feature gone because of limitations in the HTML5 player or was it just overlooked?

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      • MrGoatsyMrGoatsy commented  · 

        Twitch already does this as far as I know. Although sometimes it doesn't work.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        It is really important for my stream to have this functionality as well.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        (If it is a limitation maybe WebSockets could be a solution)

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