Channels vs Stream

There is a distinction between streams and channels. A stream is only returned if the streamer is live where a channel is always returned. The stream contains an entry for the channel but the channel does not contain an entry for the stream even if it’s live.

I would suggest adding a “stream” parameter to a channels request. If set to “true” it would return a stream entry for a channel if they are live. That way I can always get the channel and stream entry for a user in a single call.

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This would cause a lot of unnecessary overhead for my requests, but it would be helpful to many to have a single endpoint that would return both stream status and channel info.

That’s why I suggested it as a parameter. Everything would stay the same with an option to return a live stream too with a channel.

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