How to Connect Streamlabs to Twitch

Streamlabs is one of the most popular streaming platforms for Twitch, YouTube and Facebook, allowing creators to engage with audiences, monetize their streams, personalize and grow their channels. However, to use all the features offered by Streamlabs, you must first link it to your Twitch account.

In this article, we will explain how to configure Steamlabs for Twitch. We will also provide instructions for connecting the Streamlabs chatbot and donation to your Twitch stream. Ultimately, we'll answer some common questions about customizing feed appearances.

How to Connect Streamlabs to Twitch

To use Streamlabs during your Twitch streams, you must first link your Twitch and Streamlabs accounts. Follow the steps below:

  1. Download the Streamlabs OBS for your operating system from the official website.
  2. Find the installer file in your downloads and run it. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
  3. When the login window appears during setup, click the Twitch icon.
  4. Log in to your Twitch account to link it to Streamlabs.

How to connect the Streamlabs chatbot to Twitch

Streamlabs offers Twitch streamers a convenient way to customize their chat moderation by implementing a dedicated chatbot. The Streamlabs chatbot requires no coding knowledge. All commands and features can be controlled through the Streamlabs dashboard.

Follow the instructions below to connect the Streamlabs chatbot to your Twitch account:

  1. Download Streamlabs Chat Bot software from the official website.
  2. Go to Twitch and create a new bot account.
  3. Run the Streamlabs Chat Bot installer file and follow the on-screen instructions to set it up.
  4. When prompted, click "Twitch Bot Account Login" at the bottom of the window and enter your Twitch bot account credentials.
  5. Click "Connect to Twitch" and authorize with your primary Twitch account credentials.
  6. Select "Connect to Streamlabs" and enter your Streamlabs account credentials. You will be redirected to the Streamlabs chatbot dashboard.
  7. Check the box next to "Automatic connection on launch" at the top of the page, then select other configuration settings according to your preferences and click "Next".
  8. Press the "Finish" button.

Now whenever you want to stream on Twitch, the Streamlabs chatbot will automatically be added to your streaming chat. You can either start the stream by clicking "Go Live" on the Streamlabs Chat Bot dashboard or directly through your Twitch account.

How to link a Streamlabs donation to Twitch

In addition to changing the look of your Twitch stream or enabling a chatbot, Streamlabs lets you easily receive and manage donations during your stream. This can be done by creating a Streamlabs tips page and connecting it to your Twitch account. Follow the instructions below to get started:

  1. Log in to your Streamlabs account.
  2. From the dashboard, navigate to "Settings", located in the left sidebar.
  3. Go to the “Donation settings” tab, then to “Methods”.
  4. Select your preferred donation collection method and follow the on-screen instructions to set it up, then click "Connect".
  5. Copy the link "" from the Donation Settings page and paste it into your Twitch profile or Twitch stream chat.

How to Customize Stream Appearance with Streamlabs

One of the best features of Streamlabs is the ability to tailor your stream's aesthetic to your personal preferences. You can choose your favorite overlays, panels, and templates from hundreds of options in the Streamlabs catalog, all created by top artists in the business.

To use these visual benefits, you must first subscribe to Streamlabs Premier – they are not available in the free version of the software. From there, you can take a look at some of the assets in the theme library. Additionally, you can create Twitch panels and themes yourself if you have Photoshop skills or in Streamlabs' Twitch panel editor.

To set a Twitch stream overlay, follow the steps below:

  1. Create or download the desired Twitch overlay from the Streamlabs catalog.
  2. Launch Streamlabs and log in to your account.
  3. Select "Settings" from the left sidebar, then click "Scene Collections."
  4. Click “Import Overlay File” and upload the overlay file to Streamlabs and confirm.

Everything should be integrated automatically, such as social buttons, camera overlay, and support bars. However, in case you need to change things, here's how:

  1. After downloading the overlay file, click on the screen you want to modify. You'll find the screen selection in the "Sources" section at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Double-click the items you want to edit. For example, click "Your Name" to change your name. You can also change the font.
  3. Edit the necessary items on each overlay screen. Keep track of font consistency.
  4. Click "Done" to confirm the changes.

Stream like a pro

Hope our guide helped you set up Streamlabs to start streaming on Twitch. The free version of Streamlabs OBS offers many features to help other streamers, but Streamlabs Prime is the ultimate toolkit for streamers. If you're looking to grow your audience, build a personal brand, and earn money from your streams, consider joining the program for even more support.

What is your favorite Streamlabs feature and what do you think needs improvement? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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