To be honest nobody really watches longer videos on Instagram anyways so it’s not a terrible idea to do this. I actually think Instagram would be far more successful if you could just easily post from your PC without having to use some kind of hacky work-around.
This is actually an incredibly cool idea. Currently there’s two or three other ways to EASILY do this using other services like VDO.Ninja, Streamyard, Restream, etc. But if they can make this easier and a more common thing then more power to them.
“Right now on Twitch, if you don’t already know what you want to watch, it can be difficult to find something new that you might actually want to tune into.”
Twitch is definitely trying to address the issues it has with discoverability and I’m very glad they are. I’ve seen a ton of people suggest they start using algorithms like YouTube, however in my opinion I prefer a non-algorithmic approach. YouTube’s algorithm is basically what made the entire site incredibly hard to get into for new creators. It promotes things people WANT TO WATCH or things people ARE ALREADY WATCHING which pretty much means big people who already get views get bigger, and if you’re smaller you’ll have to randomly blow up basically.
If Twitch just makes NATURAL DISCOVERABILITY a priority, and continue to develop features that make being discovered naturally easier then I think they’ll be just fine.