I helped deploy an update to the FrankerFaceZ browser extension that fixes this issue. (It's also available as a userscript.)
Disable this setting: Channel > Player > Front Page > Auto-play featured broadcasters
BetterTTV is another alternate chrome extension that has a setting to disable the featured video from playing on the Twitch homepage, among other features.
You can use NightDev's BetterTTV extension. It provides various enhancements to the twitch.tv website and it can be configured to provide desktop notifications and sounds on highlight. Note however that the latter of those two is currently labeled "BETA".
It does a lot more than what you're asking for but the structure of the extension seems to be pretty ...
For the technical bit: You need streaming computers (aka servers, physical or virtual doesn't matter) which get fed by your main computer with a clean feed (no overlays) and feed the streaming platforms you want to stream to with the individual delay settings and overlays you want to.
For users with a small to near no fan base, this makes gaining maximum ...
Chat replay works from the viewer's point of view, as if the Stream was being replayed live. That's because the "stream delay" is really Twitch's servers processing the video before broadcasting it back out on the streamer's channel page.
You can most clearly see this when watching archives of streamers that include chat in their stream video, such as ...
I'm not too clear on the specifics, but typically when a website is counting views it's counting unique visits. In the case of twitch it would stand to reason that it may be placing cookies on the users systems to track their unique view.
I would assume that your own account doesn't make it increase, seeing as far as I can tell when I view my own channel ...
I think what you are referring to is hosting. To host a channel you can either use a chat command in your chat (/host channelname) or you can go to that channel and click the host button on the bottom right. You can also manage your autohosts in twitch settings under your account (channels & videos)
I don't know of a way inside of Twitch's settings to do this, but you can have a userscript (using something like TamperMonkey) for it!
Essentially the technique is to keep looking for any new video elements being added inside of a particular iframe on the homepage of Twitch (because it's added dynamically) and pause/mute them. Here's a quick and dirty ...
you could try this:
!songs request Youtube or SoundCloud Link / Search Term
Will use the link or search term supplied to add a song to the queue.
If YouTube or SoundCloud has been disabled in the song request
settings, they cannot be used to request songs.
or check this out the Nightbot Docs link (it can be very useful)- https://docs....
When subscription buttons were first added, Twitch experimented by offering non-standard sub-options such as $2.99 subs and one-time subscriptions.
While Twitch no longer offers one-time sub fees, partner channels that signed up were allowed to continue offering one-time subscriptions.
It's worth noting that Twitch Prime subscriptions can be used for ...
There is an option to play a sound on Play Sound on "Highlight/Whisper — Get audio feedback for messages directed at you" The setting is under the BetterTTV Settings
It's a very faint sound but it works!