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Donation Services

  • StreamTip A well tested site used by numerous streamers. It also has plenty of features built in.
  • TwitchAlerts A multi-purpose site which can also accept donations. One notable thing is that it can also accept Stripe payments once you link your account.
  • Donation-Tracker Not very well known, but used by a few streamers. Has similar features to the rest of the services.
  • Support-The-Stream Another streaming site with a clean layout. It takes none of the donation from its service (Paypal will still take their cut).
  • Patreon A site where you can support individuals and create custom tiers of monthly payments. Similar to a subscription feature. Mentioned by /u/Elementalstorm

Programs to Stream with (or record)

  • OBS Arguably the most common streaming software on Twitch. It has many features built in as well as the option to expand with plugins.
  • X-Split The paid streaming software that has a more polished surface, but seems to be lacking in features as OBS grows.
  • Mishira A PC dedicated streaming software currently in Alpha. It is unknown if the developer has dropped it, but it does have some nice capabilities.
  • FFS-Split Another streaming service that is not that common, but will get the job done.
  • Dxtory (Dxtory's Directshow output into OBS/Xsplit is a far better solution than using either programs fullscreen game capture alone. It is less resource intensive by far. It also allows you to full screen capture games and output into FFsplit (which otherwise doesn't have full screen game support). The other advantage is that this method allows you to use the full capabilities of your SLI or CFX system where as the straight OBS/Xsplit gamecapture will be a huge hit in performance. Provided by /u/the9quad

Twitch Trackers (services for showing followers/donations)

  • Twitch-Alerts A full featured service for keeping track of almost anything you would need to.
  • Tnotifier A service very similar to Twitch-Alerts with a few differences between the two.
  • NightDev-Followers One of Nightdevs many services built for simple to configure notification pop-ups.
  • Sub-Alert A desktop program used to display follower alerts (a more featured version than nightdev's).
  • TwitchPlus Another dashboard style notification service. (personally I have not heard much about this one).
  • SocialBlade See how you compete with the rest of Twitch
  • Twinge.Tv A service with detailed information on many partnered streamers
  • TwitchTools A collection of information and other tools for you to use. Mentioned by /u/thethorinium
  • R1CH's Analyser A useful tool for analyzing the quality and stability of your stream. Found by /u/CrisuKomie
  • BobDev Yet another donation service (Not tested by myself so use at your own risk) Provided by/u/SpazMan777
  • BlarBox A useful tool to highlight phrases or words with high frequencies in chat.


  • TwitchEmotes A site that keeps track of all standard emotes and well as those of partnered channels.
  • InstantDarude For whenever the DUDUDU strikes you

Twitch Bots

  • Xanbot A twitch bot made by one of the staff themselves. This bot has quite a few features, but it is only controlled through chat. (Here is a list of commands
  • Nightbot One of the most common bots. A great moderation bot with a web dashboard for convenience. Nightbot also has a few extra features found here
  • Moobot Similar to Nightbot with a few design and feature changes. Some extra things are accessible with points that can be paid for.
  • AbesBot An up and coming bot featuring a system for chat commands to on screen animations and sounds. It is currently the first public bot to accomplish this.
  • Deepbot A desktop bound bot rich in features. This one will set you back $15.00 unless you meet certain criteria.
  • ModBot A desktop program loyalty bot.
  • LoyaltyBot A slightly more complex web server based loyalty bot.
  • SpottyBot A bot built for playing VOD approved music through spotify. Built by /u/FiveManDown
  • WinterBot A desktop based bot that is very similar to Nightbot.
  • Deejibot Not that I recommend it, but if you desire this is a greeter bot.
  • GeoBot Similar to Xanbot
  • Ankhbot This bot is desktop bound and quite similar to Deepbot. It is currently free. Provided by /u/Murderklok
  • AnalyticsBot A bot built to assist you with stream information.

Broswer Extensions

  • BetterTwitchTV One of the best add-ons for Twitch in my opinion. (Available for FireFox and Chrome)
  • FrankerFaceZ Custom emotes for you to use (users must have this installed to see the emotes) (Available to firefox and Chrome)
  • TwitchNow A useful tool to view your current followed live streamers as well as info about them. (Chrome)
  • TwitchLive Similar to Twitch now made by one of our own /u/mikechambers

Desktop Programs

  • Chatty A convenient IRC tool for Twitch
  • TeeBoard Known as the swiss army knife of Twitch tools. Comes with numerous functions to help out streamers.
  • Tardsplaya An extremely useful tool for resolving difficulty in viewing non-partnered streams.
  • Bink Stream Assist An interesting application with a variety of features for stream details and editing. Similar to Teeboard in some ways with its own unique features. The download is located in the support page (magnifying glass icon)


  • VirtualAudioCables Useful for segregating audio streams. Example: you can listen to music or talk in a mic without it being in your stream if you so choose. This is a paid version. Free version with less features foundhere. Original Provided by /u/the9quad alternate by /u/Techaholica
  • AutoDuck Allows real time ducking of audio from another audio source. example: when you talk in a mic it can fade out your music and game volume. Has a free-trail then you must pay. Provided by /u/the9quad
  • Snip You can use it to display song information (track name, artist) on your stream when listening to e.g. spotify. Provided by /u/Lua1187 *Breakaway Live A useful tool for managing audio. Provided by /u/Qwerzi

OBS plugins and Tools


  • Livestreamer GUI Provides a useful interface to the classic Livestreamer program.
  • TwitchWantsGames A site for an interface between game developers and twitch streamers. Attempting to create a more refined process of contacting PR agents to try and get your hands on game keys.





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