The 12 Best Twitch Extensions
Released in the summer of 2017, Twitch Extensions are interactive 3rd party interactive overlays and panels, allowing streamers to open up a whole new world of fun, interaction information for their viewers and higher engagement from the streamer’s communities.
“Engage, grow, and surprise your audience with an interactive channel page”— Twitch
Initially a desktop-only test, Twitch has now rolled extensions out to mobile and app users, and streamers can use multiple extension overlays too!
P.S. this list has 12 extensions because they are all so useful…
How do you use and setup Twitch Extensions?
The Extension Manager is found within your dashboard where it shows a list of active and available extensions. Here you’ll be able to choose, setup, configure and activate your extensions on your stream or as a panel on your channel.
Twitch’s Extension manager gives you the opportunity to use which extensions you want, where you want and how you want. With a nearly unlimited list of extensions to choose from, where to do you start?
List of Twitch extensions
Some of our favourites and recommended extensions for streamers include:
- Streamlabs — an all-in-one engagement tool for viewers, allowing loyalty points to be collected, mini-games and allowing viewers to request songs and other things set up by the streamer
- Streamlabs Leaderboard — required the above extension in order to allow users to gain loyalty points
- Live Emote Reactions
- Rock Paper Bits
- Suggestion Box
- Mobalytics.gg — shows your viewers your stats, builds and rune pages during League of Legends games
- MasterOverwatch — On-screen stats during your Overwatch games. There are similar extensions for Fortnite and PUBG
- Streamlabs Stream Schedule & Countdown
- Picks — a poll extension setup by Amazon
- Spotify: Now Playing
- Serpent.AI Schedule — an alternative schedule panel if you don’t want to use Streamlabs
- Gear on Amazon — an extension only available to affiliates and partnered streamers which allows them to display their equipment and earn money if a viewer buys from their list. An alternative for non-affiliates is Kit
Here’s some example images from some of our favourites:
For a full list of Twitch extensions, go to your Extension Manager here.
Why should you use Twitch Extensions?
Firstly, these are free features from Twitch (and dev partners) allowing your community and viewers to engage with your stream in a completely different way from just Twitch chat, or donating/subscribing.
It provides them with a way to engage with one another or something on-screen during quieter gameplay, or during a ‘brb’ moment.
Twitch extensions can also be used to provide viewers with more information about you, your stream or help choose the content that’ll be broadcasted.
Why not use them?
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