Best of all, there are no ads in the preview window. Right now, clicking on a stream usually hits the viewer with an ad first, but the preview lets you know if watching that ad is worth the wait to get the content. "This could totally change the viewing experience as a viewer trying to find a new streamer to watch," said Lowco. "We all know how frustrating that experience has been especially when you're finding smaller creators and you're trying to tab through and find the right person for you. If this is a change that sticks, I can just only see this being a good thing where you don't have to actually commit to loading a stream up." Not everyone in favor of this change, but thankfully, users who prefer big lists can just add "/list" to the end of the page’s URL to go back to the old way of doing things.
MASSIVE TWITCH UPDATE: Twitch is experimenting with a whole new way to browse streams. This looks to be a *game-changer* for the viewer experience and a big win for smaller creators! Here's what it looks like and why I think it's so good ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/GgpmV5tWeQ — Lowco 🏳️‍🌈 (@LowcoTV) June 21, 2022