Allow Affiliates with Transcodes to Squad Stream
As you've cited in your "How to Use Squad Stream" post: "We are rolling Squad Stream out to Partners first because of the need for video quality options (also known as transcodes) in order to ensure the best experience for viewers. Currently, all Twitch Partners receive video quality options on their streams by default, while Affiliates receive them as they're available, with priority access. Our plan is to make Squad Stream available to Affiliates and all other streamers as we continue expanding our transcodes capacity."
Many affiliates get transcodes already and should be able to Squad Stream, so I want so suggest the following:
Allow Affiliates with transcodes to create Squad Streams with each other. If they don't have transcodes, post a little notification that you're still rolling out transcodes and this feature is still in testing (because technically it is)
Allow Affiliates and Partners to Squad Stream with each other if eligible (i.e.
Hope to be able to Squad Stream with my friends soon :)