Make Uploaded videos more visible
Right now Twitch's interface makes uploaded videos almost invisible. In order to find uploaded videos, you either have to find them at the bottom of the search results or, when in a specific game, you need to go to a separate "uploaded" videos tab.
While I do not want to suggest specifically stealing from Youtube, I think an interface redesign needs to be considered to make uploaded videos more visible. I think that the focus should be on what's live, but that there should still be quite a bit of visibility added to the uploaded videos in both search results and games listing. Whether that's an integrated pool showing both or perhaps making a single unified page giving listings of live content as well as uploaded content, improvements are needed here.
Agreed, we’re working to make discovery of uploaded videos much easier.
I would love to see Twitch.tv support video creators. I don't know how video creators would make money on the platform but a redesign is needed so video creators can get more exposure. They could make a video only section where video creators could post, and the community could search by games or title. They could also implement the same thing as on streams where viewers can buy the game and than the creator could get a cut of the sales. That way the gaming companies could benefit, twitch and the creators as well.
Being a YouTube creator for 6+ years I have seen a lot of flaws with YouTube that Twitch can gain a lot of success in the upload department. visibility is a BIG one, because the way it is now its almost impossible to find videos unless people direct you to them via link or you go digging for it. What I think they could do is on the browse page have two tabs (Streaming | Uploads) and then in the uploads you have it broken down into sub-categories like (game specific, Reviews, most recent, most relevant, most popular, etc).
Now I have been seeing people asking for monetization, which is fun and all...but that shouldnt be the reason to do this. I think monetization should only be for partners because they make money with twitch anyways, so its just another way for them to earn a little extra. It will also give unpartnered channels a reason to push themselves to become a truly entertaining channel and not doing it for the cash flow because that isn't what streaming is about. Its about having fun and entertaining people. I guess everyone has a different vision though, but that is my two-sense on that matter.
I do want and think Twitch has the power to pull the gaming aspect from YouTube, but people can still use YouTube as a way to show past streams because right now we don't keep all of our video on Twitch because they get deleted. So there is still a reason to use YouTube, unless Twitch decided to allow us to export the full stream to the uploads on Twitch or simply keep them in the past broadcast.
Once the upload videos are easier to find you will see more people leave youtube if the upload feature offers the same as youtube or something better on top of the essential features we need for people to find videos, enjoy, comment on them, make them interactive, etc. Only time will tell.
omg you have no idea i think twitch needs to put more emphasis on exposing uploads to the public rather than making them dig through menus to find those videos im already planning on moving from youtube to twitch im just waiting for them to make that big push so people actually see my uploaded content as it's uploaded without clicking into menus to find it
what i upload video?
Integrating the feeds from your subscriptions into the main page, would probably help - instead of simply promoting the already "top" channels.
Fabiano Bandeira (Amanrj) commented
Twitch is there any update on this feedback?
Fabiano Bandeira (Amanrj) commented
This is true! this option to make the envoys but visible video is very interesting, maybe something much like the front page randomizing the channels making shipping.
How the IOS application does this is much better. I want an option on following to show videos/past broadcasts. It takes 20 seconds with Twitch IOS app vs a minute or more for the Twitch web interface.
Additional: I realised it doesn't even show up in a seperate "uploaded" videos tab, it is mixed in with the highlights and past broadcasts, where you then have to filter to find it!