Audio only for Desktop App
Can we get an audio only option for the Desktop App. The Mobile App has that option and it would be pretty nice if we can get the same feature for the Desktop App. Also the browser version too. Twitch as a radio/streaming channel would be pretty sick in my opinion
Yes, you can play on audio-only mode on chrome by using this extension.
it works 100% fluently.
Let me know if it helps.
I've found a browser extension that should help you (it has "audio only" mode).
It's called Alternate Player for Twitch.tv by Alexander Choporov (CoolCmd).
Hope it helps you :)
I am a Disabled Veteran at the VA and I cannot hear or see any of the streamers I watch due to the Internet here, but I am sure if it was Audio only I could listen to it. I can Type in chat and also I can not claim drops or even gain time from them Grrrrr Missed so many drops! Thank you!
FWIW, I'm using Bluestacks to run the mobile version of Twitch so I can use audio-only mode while I work at my desktop. It's OK but I'm not sure why Twitch wants me to go to all the trouble.
Sure, I have unlimited bandwidth at my desktop. It just seems wasteful to use it on video I bury in a background tab.
Love this on mobile. Need it on PC. Getting data overage charges from my ISP from LISTENING to streams while I cook or something... sometimes video isn't required. Please put this in!
Yes i stream some podcast and the video is useless and energy-intensive...
More generally have a "Climate impact" feature which shows the estimated carbon footprint of the streaming and different options to reduce it (change resolution, stream only audio)
yes. this one
I found a good app for it. it's called "Alternate player" and it's a chrome extension.
related link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/alternate-player-for-twit/bhplkbgoehhhddaoolmakpocnenplmhf
This would be very helpful. Music streams have gotten so much more popular that I and many other people simply use Twitch as our main streaming/radio service now.
Unfortunately, running video takes up extra resources which are effectively wasted when lurking and bandwidth which causes the whole stream to often cut in and out due to buffering that is unnecessary when only listening.
0 downside to this, helps alot for people with low bandwidth and streams which don't have downscaling. Could also be eco-friendly as a screen doesn't need to be on and the stream can be listened to like a podcast(which many like to do)
I need ..
Please, it’s a need...
I would also like this please. Would be great for when I'm traveling and have to use public wifi.
then twitch may work better in ****** hotel internets when not having a mobile carrier around ....
Please. We want this! Audio Only for the Browser. Please!
Would be nice. It works very well on phone version, so we can hear the streamers talk smoothly, hear in-game music, in-game dialogue smoothly. At least make it work for users with lower internet speed esp during lockdown period where twitch only allows 720p or higher quality.
Please twitch. I beg of you
Would be so easy for people whose internet can be bad and can't watch streams in 720p which seems to be the only option lately for non-partner streamers. I'm so tired of trying to mod for streamers and actually watch when I lag back every 5 seconds.
I don't get it why this hasn't been added yet. It would make a huge difference fe at work.