I have created a site for my group Xbox Playdates where it is a team playing games together with the community, with multiple people streaming. Since there is no way to group the streams together on Twitch, I have done so on our website.
The team has the main stream which is a full embed of the stream and chat, while there are video only embeds of the other team members that only show if they are live, using the API. This would be very disruptive in any fashion for the Playdates group streams, where this popup would be whack-a-mole for the three to five streams I have on the page, with popups periodically appearing on each stream.
I would prefer to not have any popups, where if they wanted to go to twitch, they could click the link of the anything in the embed already and go to twitch. I’m not sure how this is any actual improvement to any user on the platform unless it appears once on load and is able to be removed.
Honestly, if you dismiss it, how is bringing it back up in a few minutes anything short of annoying to anyone? It is a road trip with a child asking, “Are we there yet?”.
Hi Twitch, can you stop the embed experiment? We are many streamers who are being affected when we insert your embed in our site, Otherwise, we would need to find an alternative to twitch that does not cause this problem. Best regards!!
Hi there, thanks for this feedback on your use case. The experiment in question is temporary, and it will be concluding relatively soon, and we should be able to report on that in an update here when it’s concluded. Were you referring to CTAs or the interstitial purple ad message, or both? Those two implementations are tangentially related but not exactly the same in terms of timing.
Got it, so yes the CTA in its current form will be concluded and interstitial ads may remain. We have definitely heard the feedback on those (since the original forum post), and we are working cross-functionally on more updates that we can hopefully share there, as well. Wish that I had more details to share there at this time, but I’ll respond in this space when I’m able to do so. Thanks again for the feedback.
Thanks again for expanding upon your thinking here, especially when it comes to different implementations or thoughts around CTAs that are deployed a bit more contextually. This is helpful for future thinking on embed discovery efforts and balancing those particular details about player placement within a specific domain. Appreciate it!
This is by far the stupidest thing Twitch can do to its business.
I’m a normal user who isn’t using any adblocks or anything. If you wanna monetize so badly, do it.
Don’t punish your existing users, who aren’t getting in your way in any way. You will end up losing a lot of money instead.
Roll this back and any user who has disabled adblock for Twitch or isn’t using adblock at all should never have to view that annoying purple screen ever again!
Clearly you guys have noobs working in this department of yours that came up with this decision.
And worst of all, you guys haven’t even given a straight answer that you’re actually gonna fix this or not.
You’re just saying “All users regardless of using adblock or not are affected” DUH! WE KNOW!