Twitch has started testing a new feature that could introduce you to awesome streamers you haven’t seen before. Channel changer shows random channels as a carousel at the bottom of the screen. When you click on any of them, you can see a one minute preview of the streamer’s content, enough to give you an idea of what they have to offer. The previews also have no ads, so you can browse the channel undisturbed until you find something to watch. As Twitch explains, the feature makes it easier to find out if you like a specific channel before committing.
A Twitch spokesperson told The edge that “only a small percentage of [randomly selected] logged in” users will have a chance to test the feature. The company plans to end the test in July and then analyze the results. While it’s unclear whether Channel Switcher will get a wide release at this time, he said. the spokesperson told the publication that Twitch plans to roll out future iterations and is considering offering it as an opt-in discovery solution.
In addition to Channel Switcher, Twitch also launched Guest Star, which allows up to five guests to join a host in a stream. It works similar to Clubhouse in that streamers can include other streamers and viewers in their broadcast, but of course it supports video and not just audio calls.
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