Twitch has changed the how quality options are applied to non-partner streamers, in a way that many will be happy about. Excess resources for quality options have been distributed to non-Partners on Twitch for some time, but it was always done in the middle of streams which caused a lot of problems for viewers. Streamers often saw their viewer counts decrease if they gained quality options in their cast. Now, quality options for non-partners, when available, will be given as soon as the stream goes live. No more dreading quality options because you know it’s disruptive to your viewers.