The panel is accessed via a button in the browser toolbar.
The button is missing
If the button isn’t in any toolbar or the menu, it can be re-added by clicking on Customize in the menu. The button can then be dragged to the desired location.
Live state indication
The button shows if channels are live. It can even show a little counter of how many channels are live. This can be enabled in the add-on preferences with Show counter badge.
If there are live channels the button looks like (with a red dot in the middle) and if all are offline it looks like (with a white dot in the middle).
Channels in the panel
The panel is designed to always show a list of channels. At the top, you can select which list to display. Live shows all the channels that currently have a livestream running, Offline shows all added channels that don’t. Explore shows channels recommended by the selected provider, see The Explore Tab for more information.
A channel always shows its avatar and username. If it’s live, it also shows a title, if the broadcast has a title. The color of the background and text when hovering over the channel differ by the provider the channel is from. More info can be shown, see Extra info.
The panel comes in three layouts:
- Compact The channels don’t show their title when live and have a height of one line.
- Normal The channels are two lines high and show a bigger avatar.
- Big Thumbnail Added to the layout for Normal, the thumbnail for the stream is shown as background.
When the Extra info in panel preference in the add-on settings is enabled, each live channel has an extra line of information. The extra infos are only shown when the specific meta information is available from the provider.
Currently the extras include number of viewers and the category of the stream.
When clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the top right of the panel a text input field for search is shown. It filters the current list with the given strings, like in the channels manager, just that it searches in all potentially displayed information - even in the extras when they’re hidden.
The Explore tab
The panel’s third tab is a special tab with content that is not controlled by the user, but the selected provider. There is a drop-down to switch between provider.
The search doesn’t search in the featured providers but instead searches all streams on the provider’s platform.