Discord’s Streamkit contains a lot of useful features for streamers. From integrating natively with Discord to creating custom overlays with OBS to adding bots, there’s a lot you can do to power up your community.

Turn on Integrations

The first thing you should do is connect your Twitch stream or YouTube channel to your Discord account. Open up the user settings and switch to the “Connections” category.

After you’ve done that, head into your server settings and click the “Integrations” category. You’ll be greeted with settings to turn on. The following image shows the YouTube Sponsor integration, which gives your YouTube donators a special role in the Discord. Twitch has the same thing for subscribers.

Set Up the OBS Overlay

The OBS overlay provides a powerful way to connect your Discord chat to your stream. You can configure a widget that shows a real-time stream of the chat and then add that widget to OBS as a browser source. You could even add multiple channels and switch between them. There’s also a widget for displaying the server name and invite, as well as one for showing who’s talking.

Enable Streamer Mode

Streamer Mode isn’t too exciting, but it is useful. When enabled, this feature hides sensitive information about your account and hides server invites to prevent abuse. It also disables notifications, so they don’t show up on your stream. Once you enable it, Streamer Mode turns on automatically when you launch OBS and is built into Discord natively.

Go Beyond the Default Features by Connecting Bots

Outside of what Discord supports natively, there are lots more third-party integrations you can try out. With thousands of bots to choose from, there’s almost certainly one to suit your needs. Here are two we especially like.

Moderate Chats with Nightbot

If you’re a Twitch streamer, you might already use Nightbot. It’s a chat moderation and management bot for your Twitch (and YouTube) chat. Nightbot also has a Discord bot, which will connect the same bot that mods your chat to your Discord. You can use it to moderate chat there as well, but it also has a neat feature that syncs regular viewers of the stream to a Discord role.

Add Loads of Features with Muxy

Muxy is a Twitch extension and dashboard that boasts a ton of features, but their Discord bot connects all of it to your server. You can set up alerts for when you go live, display stats about the stream, and even post subscriber and donation messages in Discord.

You can download and configure all of this from the Streamkit home page. There also are numerous bots not featured on Streamkit that you can add to your server from the Discord Bot List page.

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