- Rated 5 out of 5by Chris Grimmett, 2 years agoWhat an absolute Chad of a plugin! I live in a rural area and my only choice for internet is very low quality, low bandwidth, with high packet loss. For a reliable Twitch stream, I'm stuck with 160p.
With the default twitch client, I can't even have chat open because having chat open will cause video buffering. Alternate Player for Twitch.tv fixes that, with an assortment of features that optimize bandwidth usage. I still can't watch HD, but at least I don't have any buffering with this player!
The audio-only mode is also a godsend because some smaller streamers don't have a 160p option. I would be completely unable to watch their streams without this plugin.
- Rated 3 out of 5by Ry, 2 years agoThis has not blocked ads for months. All it does is black screen to not show the ad. May as well just uninstall the extension and mute the ad. For me its useless if it doesn't block ads.
- Rated 5 out of 5by hekichan, 2 years agoHave a slow net, so I really like the buffering settings and how you can change it to your liking. Hardly see buffering anymore. And no ads which is great.
But, the question I have is, the player is constantly in theater mode with no option from what I've seen to get out, so in order for me to switch streams I need to go back to the home page or open another twitch tab which is inconvenient. Anyway to see my followers tab while watching a stream? Thanks
- Rated 4 out of 5by Yan, 2 years agoХорошее 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.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Godspeed, 2 years agoLove it!
Feature request - If possible please allow the extension to support PIP mode since Firefox can open multiple pips now.
Thank you for the quick response. This really is the best twitch extension!
- Rated 4 out of 5by hgfjhgfjhfggfj, 2 years ago*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.
- Rated 3 out of 5by Firefox user 16446069, 2 years agoWorked amazing for a month or so, and now every time I go to initialize it, it tells me that the streamer I'm trying to watch has ended their stream. I was hoping that this would be a solid work around. Guess I'm back to not watching Twitch anymore.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Michael, 2 years agoThis is an amazing extension. Everything is super smooth, low CPU usage, and it's just an infinitely better experience than the bloated official Twitch player. The only issue I have with it is that it seems to have a significant delay in regards to the chat and the stream.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 16274713, 2 years agoThis is such a good addon with a hardworking dev playing cat and mouse with Twitch on a daily basis it seems - don't leave a negative review just because the addon worked perfectly up until now! Leave a positive review for all the free quality/experience improvements you've gotten until now.