Improve Mixer App/Do not force dashboard use
I am very displeased with the upcoming changes involving the removal of the Xbox Mixer app. I was unable to find the streamer I was looking for the other day without typing out their entire username, which I find to be a complete waste. Today I noticed there is a following button, but this still only appeared to show who was live.
Moving beyond that initial bit, today I also found I was unable to subscribe to someone within the app... This nearly contributed to me not subbing to a streamer. Obviously the button could still be active if it redirected me to sub through the dashboard. Honestly, the dashboard feels clunky, but I navigated to it again to follow through with the subscription I was attempting. I can't say I experienced any of the "20x faster speeds!" through this process.
Okay - I subbed, now what? Oh, those custom emotes, right! NOWHERE to be found on either the Xbox Mixer app OR the dashboard. As if I wasn't already disappointed with the experience, the lack of this feature was the cherry on top. Along these same lines, chat is terrible!! If I don't have my eyes on the screen every second, I miss what's being said by the community. While I tune in for a streamer, there is lack of context without being able to still see chat, and communities are a driving force in the streams I'm active in. Changing the interaction in this way is another serious blow to my experience as a viewer. Since this was initially a support email and I was redirected to submit feedback instead, it has also been brought to my attention that sub badges also do not show in that new & improved chat system.
I primarily use Xbox to watch Mixer but this switch will definitely have an impact on whether I continue to do so. Please, do not get rid of the app... Make the effort to improve on what's there rather than toss it away.