- by Firefox user 14609807, a month agoRated 4 out of 5Used to work great until today, the button on the top right to switch to the player doesn't appear anymore.
Temp fix : go to your extensions > cogwheel top right > debug extensions > scroll to the Alternative Twitch player and click the manifest URL> replace /manifest.json by /player.html?channel=
This should work for now
- by Medievalman22, 2 months agoRated 4 out of 5Huge improvement over the default player, excluding the odd theater preference. Videos load way faster, buffer less, and adds extra customization. Also, it solves the vanishing controls bug, which is why I used it initially. (EDIT: Doesn't solve the vanishing controls for VODs)
- by Yan, 3 months agoRated 4 out of 5Хорошее дополнение, уменьшает нагрузку на ЦП, удобное управление, но когда стример кидает рейд, то поток просто останавливается и не перекидывает на другой канал. Не хватает ссылок на описание, видео, расписание канала.
- by hgfjhgfjhfggfj, 4 months agoRated 4 out of 5*final conclusion
ive been using alternate twitch player between oct '20 and february '21 due to twitch overblowing their ad deployments. however over the past month ive switched back to the standard built in twitch player and ive been faced with, well a reasonable amount of ads really. and their video quality has improved drastically (better than alternate player quality in some cases). just recently theyve FINALLY aligned the theater mode player to have even top and bottom black bars (which has prompted my final conclusions here) so i must say that as much as i now fully recommend sticking to the original twitch player, this still has its use cases as being a very efficient player (5w on my laptop compared to a jumpy 6-9w with the built-in player) and as well being very responsive and less obtrusive. however with the lack of FFZ compression and the comparative quality of twitch's built-in player, i will use theirs for the foreseeable future.
thanks for the extension which saved me for some months from pulling my hair out.
- by Firefox user 16589313, 5 months agoRated 4 out of 5Only thing that works to block all ads and purple screens on twitch right now. The volume is quieter than the default player for some reason, and the latency is a bit worse, but it's a small price to pay.
EDIT: Of course it stops working the day after I send this review. I assume twitch changed something but this extension is broken for me right now.
EDIT 2: Working again 2021/01/25.
- by Firefox user 13239242, 6 months agoRated 4 out of 5Great player with a lot of thought put into it, but one star ding for lack of pop-out video support via Firefox picture-in-picture. ( https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-picture-picture-firefox )
- by Linkitch, 6 months agoRated 4 out of 5With the new way twitch monitors ads, I would really love an option to simply mute ads instead of blocking them completely. That way ads wouldn't get flagged as not being delivered and playing again after 10min.
- by None, 6 months agoRated 4 out of 5very nice addon, way less cpu usage & ram when watching a stream ( twitch use WAY too much ) one little thing, it seems like a message "hiding ads" for 15sec made his appearance,and it totaly stop the stream, which is a bit annoying. ( ok for now its unusable saddly as its like stop every 10min for that "hiding ads" thing, no idea what is happening or the reason )
- by DJ, 7 months agoRated 4 out of 5works great but I'm having an issue joining raids. the chat works but the stream stays on the previous channel. it's nothing major but I was wondering if there is a fix for this
- by Vandor, 8 months agoRated 4 out of 5Up until maybe the 25th or so, the player now gets ads when it previously did not. I assume it just needs an update, but otherwise a great player that I've been using for a while now.
- by GKFC, 9 months agoRated 4 out of 5Over the past week or so I've noticed FF tabs crashing a lot more. If I refresh the tab in question the stream will come back, but opening another stream in another tab doesn't seem to activate the addon again. I have to close FF entirely and restart for it to work properly. Which isn't ideal.
Edit: Thanks for the response. Does that bug also account for the addon saying that the "Broadcast ended" for streams that are actually live? Or it that something different.
- by Firefox user 16272831, 10 months agoRated 4 out of 5Wonderful app. Fixes buffering issues I had when the chat goes wild, and the audio never becomes distorted. Very clean player. However, it's buggy. It crashes often if I leave it running when a stream ends.
- by dpell23_, 10 months agoRated 4 out of 5I can't get my latency below 5-6 seconds even with the best settings available, while Normal Twitch Player has a 1 to 2 seconds delay in low latency mode.
Other than that, the extension is very good. Highly recommended if you have a low-end system because the CPU and RAM usage will be very low compared to normal Twitch Player.