Don't autoplay a newly hosted channel when I had the original streamer paused.
I tend to have multiple tabs of twitch open, most of which are paused. Too often when I am doing something else, audio is suddenly playing in an unknown tab because somebody was hosted and their stream autoplays.
I've made the conscious decision to pause the stream, and I want it to stay paused, especially if I'm in another tab. It doesn't encourage me to watch the hosted stream, it encourages me to keep twitch completely closed.
Closing this out, as hosting has been deprecated. If you have feedback on raid functionalities however, please feel free to leave your feedback here.
When a stream is paused, the stream ending and hosting/raiding another stream causes the new stream to play. There is not an easy way to "stop" playback (it can be done, but you have to go to another page so that the player shrinks and gets a "close" button), and it is frustrating to suddenly have playback if you've stepped away for a bit (i.e. phone call, doing something away from the computer, etc.).
Either there should be a "stop" button in addition to the "pause", or pausing a stream should not start playback when the streamer raids/hosts another stream.
Please see a typical scenario that describes the issue I'm facing with Windows Twitch App.
So, the streamer I watched stopped his stream and went offline OR I have paused the stream during it's play.
Say, I decided to watch a movie. So I'm watching it and SUDDENLY a stream I watched started to host somebody.
WHY it autostarts I don't even get it, it's annoying and I'm not interested in the hosted person like at all.
I know why this function is important but I don't want AUTOPLAY for hosted streams to spook me or wake me up.
It happened so many times I have lost count for this.
Please make an option to disable it completely or consider changing it's logic so it becomes less annoying.
Thank your for your attention.
Jacob Lusk commented
I agree; this is such a silly feature; can't believe it's still like this 2 years in the future. Makes me not want to watch twitch at night for the fear of the streamer hosting and waking up to someone loud screaming in my ear.