Chatbots make the lives of many streamers immensely easier, helping to moderate the channel during the livestream and manage various automated processes such as polls, timers, or competitions so that the creator can fully focus on their content. Streamlabs offers streamers the possibility to activate their own chatbot and set it up according to their ideas. Find out how it all works in this detailed guide.
For a better understanding, we would like to introduce you to the individual functions of the Streamlabs chatbot.
Streamlabs is still one of the leading streaming tools, and with its extensive wealth of features, it can even significantly outperform the market leader OBS Studio. In addition to the useful integration of prefabricated Streamlabs overlays and alerts, creators can also install chatbots with the software, among other things. Streamlabs users get their money's worth here - because the setup is child's play and requires no prior knowledge. All you need before installing the chatbot is a working installation of the actual tool Streamlabs OBS. You can download the program here. Once you have Streamlabs installed, you can start downloading the chatbot tool, which you can find here. Although the chatbot works seamlessly with Streamlabs, it is not directly integrated into the main program - therefore two installations are necessary.
Note: A chatbot acts under a name you specify in the chat. It is listed in the viewer list like any other user and therefore needs its own Twitch account. So before setting it up, if you haven't already done so, you should create an account for your Streamlabs chatbot. Of course, you will need an email address that is not yet registered on Twitch. Please have a look at our comprehensive Twitch guide.
- Open the installation file.
- Click through the installation menu as usual and check Launch Streamlabs Chatbot at the end.
- After opening the program, the wizard will guide you through the setup process. Click on Start.
- In the next step, select your preferred streaming platform and click Next.
- After the obligatory system check, you can click Next again.
- Now login with the credentials of your chatbot account. Now you have to log in with your main Twitch account so that a connection between chatbot and Twitch account can be established.
- Once this is done, all you need to do is log in to Streamlabs with your main account and paste the security code into the appropriate field in the wizard. To do this, click Log in to Streamlabs and then Approve.
- The next screen will show you the Streamlabs token, which you can simply copy and paste into the field by clicking Copy.
- Now it gets interesting: In the next step, select your preferred chatbot settings and finally click Next. More about the settings can be found further down in the guide.
- The setup of your own Streamlabs chatbot is successfully completed.
Once you are on the main screen of the program, the actual tool opens in all its glory. In this section, we would like to introduce you to the features of Streamlabs Chatbot and explain what the menu items on the left side of the plug-in are all about.
In the dashboard, you can see and change all basic information about your stream. In addition, this menu offers you the possibility to raid other Twitch channels, host and manage ads. Here you'll always have the perfect overview of your entire stream. You can even see the connection quality of the stream using the five bars in the top right corner.
In case you are already a Twitch affiliate or Twitch partner, this feature allows you to see and manage all your subscribers. It gives you a good overview of who is monetizing your channel on a monthly basis, when that person subscribed to the channel, and what subscription plan they selected. Finally, further down you can see how many subs you currently have and how they are split between tiers.
Streamlabs Chatbot's Command feature is very comprehensive and customizable. Since your Streamlabs Chatbot has the right to change many things that affect your stream, you can control it to perform various actions using Streamlabs Chatbot Commands. For example, you can change the stream title and category or ban certain users. In this menu, you have the possibility to create different Streamlabs Chatbot Commands and then make them available to different groups of users. This way, your viewers can also use the full power of the chatbot and get information about your stream with different Streamlabs Chatbot Commands. If you'd like to learn more about Streamlabs Chatbot Commands, we recommend checking out this 60-page documentation from Streamlabs.
Timers can be an important help for your viewers to anticipate when certain things will happen or when your stream will start. You can easily set up and save these timers with the Streamlabs chatbot so they can always be accessed. Some streamers put a timer on their stream before the stream starts - in this case, the stream is already online, but the timer allows some users to get into the chat before it actually starts, after seeing Twitch's notification that you're live a little too late. AFK or countdowns can also be set up using a timer.
4.5 Quotes & Extra Quotes
Historical or funny quotes always lighten the mood in chat. If you have already established a few funny running gags in your community, this function is suitable to consolidate them and make them always available. You can define certain quotes and give them a command. In the chat, this text line is then fired off as soon as a user enters the corresponding command.
4.6 Give Away
In the world of livestreaming, it has become common practice to hold various raffles and giveaways for your community every now and then. These can be digital goods like game keys or physical items like gaming hardware or merchandise. To manage these giveaways in the best possible way, you can use the Streamlabs chatbot. Here you can easily create and manage raffles, sweepstakes, and giveaways. With a few clicks, the winners can be determined automatically generated, so that it comes to a fair draw.
4.7 Song request
Some streamers run different pieces of music during their shows to lighten the mood a bit. So that your viewers also have an influence on the songs played, the so-called Songrequest function can be integrated into your livestream. The Streamlabs chatbot is then set up so that the desired music is played automatically after you or your moderators have checked the request. Of course, you should make sure not to play any copyrighted music. Otherwise, your channel may quickly be blocked by Twitch.
4.8 Sound Files
Do you want a certain sound file to be played after a Streamlabs chat command? Then you can make use of this cool feature. You have the possibility to include different sound files from your PC and make them available to your viewers. These are usually short, concise sound files that provide a laugh. Of course, you should not use any copyrighted files, as this can lead to problems.
It is no longer a secret that streamers play different games together with their community. However, during livestreams that have more than 10 viewers, it can sometimes be difficult to find the right people for a joint gaming session. For example, if you're looking for 5 people among 30 viewers, it's not easy for some creators to remain objective and leave the selection to chance. For this reason, with this feature, you give your viewers the opportunity to queue up for a shared gaming experience with you. With the !Join-Command users can sign up and will be notified accordingly when it is time to join.
The counter function of the Streamlabs chatbot is quite useful. With different commands, you can count certain events and display the counter in the stream screen. For example, when playing particularly hard video games, you can set up a death counter to show viewers how many times you have died. With a simple !death command in the chat, you or your mods can then add an event in this case, so that the counter increases. You can of course change the type of counter and the command as the situation requires.
An own currency - the dream of every streamer? The currency function of the Streamlabs chatbot at least allows you to create such a currency and make it available to your viewers. The currency can then be collected by your viewers. This feature is especially interesting for creators who do not yet have an affiliate or partner status because, since the introduction of official Twitch channel points, this feature has actually become obsolete.
Here you have a great overview of all users who are currently participating in the livestream and have ever watched. You can also see how long they've been watching, what rank they have, and make additional settings in that regard.
Fancy a bit of variety during the livestream? Then keep your viewers on their toes with a cool mini-game. With the help of the Streamlabs chatbot, you can start different minigames with a simple command, in which the users can participate. You can set all preferences and settings yourself and customize the game accordingly.
Which game should be played next? What decision should be made in the game? Order a pizza or a burger? All those creators who are undecided themselves and are faced with a decision can kill two birds with one stone with the poll function. You provide interaction in the chat and also give your viewers the opportunity to significantly influence what happens in the stream. The Streamlabs chatbot makes it possible!
This is not about big events, as the name might suggest, but about smaller events during the livestream. For example, if a new user visits your livestream, you can specify that he or she is duly welcomed with a corresponding chat message. This way, you strengthen the bond to your community right from the start and make sure that new users feel comfortable with you right away. But this function can also be used for other events.
4.16 Mod Tools
Actually, the mods of your chat should take care of the order, so that you can fully concentrate on your livestream. But with the mod tools of the Streamlabs chatbot you are able to take some work off your mods before the stream even starts by setting different filters and preventing certain things in the chat before it even comes to violations. For example, you can set up spam or caps filters for chat messages. You can also use this feature to prevent external links from being posted. This prevents unwanted advertising in the chat.
Notifications are an alternative to the classic alerts. You can set up and define these notifications with the Streamlabs chatbot. So you have the possibility to thank the Streamlabs chatbot for a follow, a host, a cheer, a sub or a raid. The chatbot will immediately recognize the corresponding event and the message you set will appear in the chat.
If you already have a somewhat larger community, you will surely have already set up your own Discord server so that you can communicate with your viewers even when you are not live. Also for the users themselves, a Discord server is a great way to communicate away from the stream and talk about God and the world. This way a community is created, which is based on your work as a creator. With the Discord function integrated in the Streamlabs chatbot, you can include your Discord server directly in the stream and with a command, the corresponding invitation link is posted in the chat so that users can easily join.
The Streamlabs chatbot is a powerful tool that comes up with many different features and can optimize your livestream significantly. By using various Streamlabs chatbot commands and features, you significantly automate certain processes in the stream and can fully focus on creating good content for your viewers. For detailed information about the Streamlabs chatbot and its commands, we would like to recommend the official documentation of the tool. Here you will find all technical possibilities on 60 pages!