Earn Channel Points while watching VODs
Viewers should be able to earn Channel Points by watching VODs (Video on Demand). Undoubtedly, many viewers of many streamers are of international relation to the streamer, this is why it is important to include everyone into the Channel Points experience by letting viewers earn Channel Points by watching VODs by their favourite streamers. This feature must be implemented because international viewers are situated in a different country, thus (in most cases) are in a different time zone. So it only makes sense for viewers who aren't able to watch live streams be able to earn Channel Points by watching VODs. In my proposal, Predictions will stay only for live streaming, and won't be implemented into VODs. Every Twitch user should experience the thrill of earning Channel Points from their favourite streamers and this is one way for people to earn them if they can't quite make it to the stream. To conclude, I'm certain many viewers would love to have this feature implemented into Twitch and it's sure to attract more users and more ad revenue for streamers.
Thank you for reading and please considering voting for this proposal.
So long as they can only be earnt at the same rate as usual and can't be farmed by watching the VOD over and over again, this would be brilliant. There's a couple small streamer who I watch who're only on at 2-4am for me.
Me parece muy buena la idea!
Yes! this is a perfect way to implement this idea. Some people are questioning the point of this, but it would be so helpful for so many people who can't catch every single stream and still want to build up enough points to redeem when they are able to watch a stream live occasionally.
I definitely agree with this! It's hard for me to watch streams live all the time but I'd still like to be able to redeem channel points when I am able to catch a stream live. Not being able to get points on VODS makes it hard to add up enough points to redeem them for things I want to.
I think that gaining channel points whilst watching VODs would be a great feature that encourages viewers to watch streams that have been missed. I live in Australia and follow many streamers from the UK and US and very rarely get to watch their content live. I spend hours upon hours watching VODs and my channel point for each channel doesn’t reflect how much I watch or enjoy their content. Even if you can only gain channel point for 1 month after streaming that would give viewers ample time to watch old streams. Or maybe if they are just less points, all sorts of channel points would be great to reflect our enjoyment of cc’s content!!
If you aren't able to view a stream normally, what's the point of earning them off of VODs if you are unable to actually use them when they are live?
I totally agree. I follow n Australian, being a european, so they're streaming while I'm still at work. However I almost always watch the vods ! And it's sad to think it's not being counted. Especially since I find it fun to compare channel points, it's like a tracking system for how long you've been watching!
Yes please let this be a thing!!!!
Live engagement is always great, Twitch does a great job making watching into a game with channel points. However, I would like to see channel points be rewarded for watching offline clips and broadcasts. This would drive engagement up for a viewer's favorite streamer(s) and give them something to incentivize watching streams they missed.
Youll earn so low amount of points since you cant interact. I dont see the point of this. If you want to earn points just leave the browser open and youll get afk points like watching the vod. XD
I think streamers should be able to reward viewers with a fraction of points for viewing VODs, Highlights and Clips!
This would be a fraction of a channel point earned based on VODs, highlights and clips. Maybe the fraction is determined by the same way "Smart Cost" is for the points earned.
There would also be an option to disable this feature if the streamer doesn't want the feature enabled.
Just an idea to promote engagement outside of live streams.
This feature will be useful for only a few people. And how many resources are needed to counteract the abusers. Unjustified waste of time.
This is a great idea! This is also my problem because I can't get channel points for the Australian streamers I watch because I moved to America. Twitch, PLEASE CHANGE THIS!!
I agree I feel like it would be pretty easy to track if someone has already see the stream or not.
then if they haven't and the stream started in say the last 24hours they should still get at least some points.
i agree! this is a great idea
I think you should get channel points by watching the vod of a stream if you missed the stream itself because of work or living in another time zone.
Of course you only should get points for recent vods and if you didn't watch the livestream.
As I live in europe and some of my favorite streamers live in the US, I often can't watch the livestream, but watch most of the vods. I don't think it would harm anyone and if executed correctly it can't be exploited.