Squad Streams - Viewers Counting for ALL Channels
Hey there! So with the new release of Squad Streams on Twitch, lots of broadcasters will be teaming up and collaborating together! It's a really exciting feature that has a lot of people talking. However, there seems to be one major drawback about Squad Streams, and that's the fact that viewers are only counted for the primary stream being watched.
To me personally, this doesn't make much sense. If I'm viewing all of the channels at once, and happen to be able to follow and support their channel at the same time, then it would not make sense for my view to not be counted towards everyone's total concurrency. Utilizing services like Multitwitch allows views to be counted all across the board, so why won't Twitch allow a similar feature? I understand that it may require a lot of work internally to make this happen, but I can assure you that such extensive work could very well be worth it and make Squad Streams hold a lot more incentive!
I do understand that a drawback could be that view counts could be inflated, therefore making Affiliates potentially "eligible" to apply for the Partner Program. My suggestion is that maybe views from Squad Streams do not count towards the Path to Partner achievements!
Squad Streams have so much potential to become a big hit on Twitch, and by taking this step, Squad Streams could become a prominent staple in the Twitch community! Based on current feedback from several creators, this would heavily influence whether or not people utilize this feature, and there's so much benefit to be had with more people using this feature!
I hope that this feedback gets taken into consideration!