Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Does what it promises, the notifications for the streams that I listed in the settings pop up reliable.
However, this addon also displays notifications for about 20 other twitch streams which I don't care about. I am not sure if these streams are the developer's recommendations, but since this is really annoying I'll give this addon only 4/5.
Edit: "Auto detect" is unchecked and I've tried to disable and enable the extension, the wrong notifications still pop up.
Edit2: I've got no about:config values which are called this way. Additionally, I've no Idea where you are gathering the bug reports.
Anyway, I recommend this other addon to every other user who has the same problem, since this one just displays the notifcations of the manually added channels (as it should): https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/twitch-live/?src=api
There shouldn't be any other channels observed other than the ones you entered. Do you have "Auto detect" checked? If so, maybe you have the credentials of a twitch account saved, which follows those channels.
If they still popup after disabling the option, try disabling and reenabling the extension.
EDIT: There are two ways to report issues: via the support e-mail linked on the add-on page, or on github, which is also linked on the add-on situe in the "Developer's Comments" section. To help you, I'd be interested in your actual config, if you're still interested. Further v3 will come out soon-ish, which will most likely fix this issue.
It's good, but it needs a sound notification. Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This plugin is really good, and extremely helpful. The only problem I have with it is that you'll miss streams if you're not always looking at the browser. An optional sound cue would be very, very helpful for catching streams.
I haven't replied to this so far because I've already addressed the idea of a notification sound in a response to an earlier review. However it is only fair to repeat my reasonning why I will not add such a feature to the extension.
The main reason is, that firefox tries to use the operating system's native notification system if possible. So it integrates with libnotify implementations that allow click actions on linux and the notification center on Mac OS X and I'm sure it will use the upcoming notification system in Windows 10, which was previously only available for modern UI apps. Most of these "native" notification systems use a sound by default. Sadly the API I'm using to play a notification doesn't allow me to override such a sound, so you'd get two sounds. Further I believe that a sound played upon a notification is the business of the operating system, since it knows (in most cases) when the user is notified. Now sometimes Firefox handles notification itself, but filtering for that case would be complex, and over all out of scope for this extension. I don't know if there are extensions for Firefox, that play a notification sound whenever a notification is displayed, however such an extension would be trivial to create and makes much more sense, as a user would only install it, if their notification system didn't play sounds but they'd like it to.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I like how I can see a list of people I follow even though they're offline and how it sends me directly to the vods.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8.2).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
nice Add-on genau was ich gesucht habe.
Kannst du vielleicht noch irgendwie einen Benachrichtungston einbauen?
Danke für die Bewertung!
Theoretisch wäre es ohne (grössere) Probleme möglich einen Benachrichtigungston abzuspielen. Ich möchte das aber aus mehreren Gründen vermeiden: zum einen wird dann erwartet, dass es einen Standardton bei der Erweiterung dabei hat, was ich nicht will. Zudem ist der Benachrichtigungston eigentlich eine Sache des Benachrichtigungssystems des Betriebssystems.
not quite there Rated 2 out of 5 stars
like the last reviewer said, random streams keep popping up for me. it was a minor annoyance at first but then it stopped displaying the streams that I actually follow.
For anyone having trouble with it auto-detecting your login information -- log out and log back in again on the site after you've installed this extension.
I'll try this addon again in the future to see if the bugs have been worked out and give another review but at this point it's just not there yet for my needs.
Should be fixed now
Thanks to MVNRS on GitHub I was able to isolate the issue and fix the bug. The version isn't fully reviewed by mozilla yet, but you can download it here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/justintv-stream-notificatio/versions/2.8.1 .
If you still miss something or something is weird for you, don't heasitate to contact me, open an issue on github etc.
Random channels showing up Rated 4 out of 5 stars
random channels are showing up on the list again!
i putted in my twitch name to track my faws, and beside them there are random channels on the list. i have this addon on an another computer and its fine there!
Nice, But Faulty Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Perhaps it may be because I use it primarily for Twitch but I have a few issues. 1: It gives me a list of a ton of other users I did not put in to follow (But I do like this because it allowed me to find some interesting streamers) and 2: It has a huge problem with not ever bringing up the notification that someone I follow is live and doesn't show some of my list that I know is live, as live.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8).
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Thank you very mich for the bug report! I will try to fix this asap!
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
only works 10% of the time. total crapThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7.4).
If you could be a little more specific about what doesn't work, I could possibly improove the extension. It's quite hard for me, who uses it regularily sucessfull, to determine, what the 90% of time are, when it doesn't work for you.
I look forward to improove the extension, so it works for everybody!
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Well I was originally really looking forward to this add-on. But then was completely disappointed when nothing on the addon worked at all.
I have tried using channels, and users, and automatic detection and not a single one caused the addon to detect anything. Even tried channels I knew were online and tried manually refreshing it. Tried every option the addon provided and regardless of that it would always just claim every channel was offline even when they were online.
I'm very sorryabout this
Sadly the extension is currebtly broken a lot, since the justin.tv API is having issues. I am working on a version which will fix the cases I can do something about it.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
works well, but all my followed streams show up as undefined so i cant tell who it is until i click on it. also, a way to hide offline streams would be nice.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.4).
Should already be possible
You should already see a little arrow pointing to the top at the bottom of the panel. If you click it, it hides the list of offline channels.
The issue with the undefined names should be solved best possible with the next update.
Useful plugin Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Previously I had problems with the "channels" field. However, after reading the response below I tried removing all stream IDs (17 streams) and then just entering a few. This worked, so I tried adding back all... which also worked! I don't know if the previous misshaps were because of some old version or whatnot, but after reentering the streams it seemlingly works just fine.Thanks for the response and for a very useful plugin!
Edit: Aww.. stopped working again. It seems that it stops working on a browser restart, which requires you to empty the "channels" field and fill it again.
Edit2: i can't get it to succeed/fail consistently :/ I'll just have to investigate a bit more.
HiThis is very concerning to me. It works solidly for me. A possible cause for the instability for you I could see would be the number of streams it is observing. I am thinking of optimizations in this section. I'd appreciate a quick feedback of how many channels you gave the extension to check.
Edit: Hm, that's strange. If you get any error output related to the extension (the message contains justintv-stream-notifications) in the error console (ctrl+shift+j), I'd appreciate to see it!
Good but needs work Rated 2 out of 5 stars
It works, don't get me wrong. I like that I can finally use Firefox as a browser over Chrome. Yet, the add-on doesn't update in the 30 seconds it says it does (and I know that people are long done with streaming). Also, username detection is a bit flawed, probably in regards to the add-on having been primarily a Justin.tv live notifier and not a Twitch.tv one. The app is good, but not in five-star territory just yet.One more thing: it would be cool to be able to decide how long the notification box stays visible. I'm always frustrated in seeing the box in the corner of my eye, but missing who just went live because it's gone 3-5 seconds later.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.4).
Thanks for your feedback!
Thank you for writing a nuanced review, what your current issues with the add-on are. The issues with streams not being marked as offline can have two causes: either you already used up your API contingent or the extension is still trying to fetch information for the channel.
The issue with the auto detection can have the same causes or the add-on can't get your username from the passwords database.
Sadly I can't control notifications at all, since I use the notifications of firefox in order to offer the best possible experience on each system (see the documentation: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/developers/docs/sdk/latest/modules/sdk/notifications.html).
Very Nice Addon. Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Works very well, but it would be nice if it showed the stream titles (in the toolbar button) instead the streamer account name so i can see what the streamer is doing, thanks.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.4).
I know, that it would be nice to see the stream title aswell. However replacing the channel name with it is no solution for me, since the channel icon is not big enought to be a clear distinction between channels. I tried tooltips, however they don't work in panels. I think, displaying further information on hover would be the best option. If you have suggestions how to implement this, or something else you want to let me know, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I would really like to solve this issue for you.
Great Features, Quick Response Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Had a bug with unreachable streams affecting CPU/memory usage but author addressed issue within 24 hours of reporting and made a beta version available to test the fixes. Bug fixed with the 2.6.3 release, back to a 5 star review.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.2).
Hopefully only a small overflow
The add-on only fires a request for each channel in the interval specified in the settings. However the is currently a possible leak, when you specify an inexistent channel in the settings.
I am also looking into distributing the update requests to a) avoid API ratelimits and b) distribute the load.
If you get further data, feel free to contact me again, in the best case open an issue on github.
A fantastic extension for Twitch lovers! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I'm not sure why my previous review was removed given that it was very positive, but nevertheless I continue to be impressed by this extension. The latest update has made it much faster, and the developer continues to add new features that have made it better. I'd like to see an option added that allows us to open a stream on the new Twitch layout if at all possible, or maybe a way to switch it on in the options.
Additionally, though not a major issue, sometimes I'll fire up the browser and there will be a brief notification that a stream is still live even though the red dot isn't in the icon and the streamer is indeed offline. Otherwise, awesome stuff and can't wait to see more improvements.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Thank you. Cool addon.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Really good add-on, does just what it's supposed to do and is great to have if you use the sites it supports.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3).
How Rated 4 out of 5 stars
how add steram on this?This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.5).
Adding a stream
To add a specific stream, you want to be notified about, you have to open the Add-ons list. there you click on "Options" in the entry of this Add-on. On the settings page you have to enter the username of the channel in the "Channels" field.
If you want to fetch the channels which someone follows, you can enter his username in the "users" field, or it will get them automatically when you saved your login for justin.tv or twitch.tv with Firefox.
Does what you'd expect Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I've been using this add-on for a few weeks now to track my favorite streams, works perfectly.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.5).