Twitch is one of the most popular online streaming services, which allows you to broadcast a live stream of a range of content, from video gameplay to eating and lots of other stuff.
With Twitch, you can broadcast your content to millions of viewers around the world, and from time to time, also enjoy watching other people’s live streams.
Unfortunately, for most people, the basic Twitch platform does not cut it for them. While the interface is okay, it lacks several essential features that would guarantee a hassle-free streaming experience.
Luckily, the Twitch community has found a way to solve this problem – by creating a variety of extensions.
You can use these Chrome extensions for Twitch to increase functionality when broadcasting or streaming.
How to Use Twitch Extensions?
Twitch extensions are very easy to use. The first step is finding the extension you want by searching for it in the Chrome Web Store.
Once you find it, install it on your browser and then go to Twitch.
Most extensions will add an icon on the browser tab – next to the address (URL) bar, from where you can access the added features and/or configure functionality.
Other extensions will add the features to your Twitch interface, from where you can customize it to increase functionality.
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Top 10 Chrome extensions for Twitch
If you broadcast on Chrome browser, below is a list of Twitch extensions that you can use:
BetterTwitchTV (BTTV) is one of the best extensions for Twitch. The browser extension offers a lot of features, which enhance the Twitch interface, thus giving you to enjoy a better and smoother streaming experience.
One of the most notable features is the dark theme/mode, which allows you to modify the interface, giving you a better viewing experience.
Other features include anonymous chat options, showing or getting rid of deleted links and messages, image and link previews by hovering the mouse.
Others are instant chat message translation, highlighting or blacklisting certain words and phrases, extra emoticons, split chat lines, (making it easy to read), calculated username colors, and more.
The add-on is very simple to install and use – simply install it on your browser and then visit Twitch to start using it.
TwitchLive is another one of the top twitch add-ons for Chrome browser. It allows you to keep a track of your favorite channels without having to go out of the Twitch interface.
Once you install the add-on, it adds an icon on your browser (top-right-corner). Clicking on the icon will display a drop-down list with all the current live channels.
You can create your favorite channels list by adding them manually or importing the channels that you follow.
TwitchLive extension also comes with an option for notifications, which you can set up so as to be alerted as soon as one of your favorite channels goes live.
3. Twitch Now
Twitch Now is quite similar to TwitchLive with the only difference being that it allows you to track the channels you follow. The extension also offers you more functionality, as it automatically imports the channels, instead of having to add them manually.
Just like with TwitchLive, the extension adds an icon on the browser’s top-right corner. Clicking the icon will display all the live channels.
More functionality is available in form of notifications (when a channel goes live), and the ability to filter the channels based on games. You can also browse the current top channels.
ReChat is a top Twitch chat extension that helps to ensure that you do not miss out on chat messages, something that is common when a stream has too many users.
The extension allows you to re-watch the video stream you have missed with the corresponding chat messages – thus recreating your viewing experience. With ReChat, you can never miss out on important Twitch moments.
ReChat extension is very easy to install and use. Simply install it on your Chrome browser, go to Twitch, and start re-watching streams as if they are live.
Streamers who are not partnered with Twitch streamers luck out on the ability to create their own emoticons and use them with their followers in chats.
However, with the FrankerFaceZ (FFZ) chrome browser extension for Twitch, you can still create customized emotes for you and your follower.
The extension also allows you to share the emotes through FrankerFace’s public library.
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Aside from creating custom emotes, FFZ extension also offers additional features such as stream uptime counter, blocking of unwanted features on the Twitch’s interface, and group chats.
Plays.tv is another top Chrome extension for Twitch. The extension allows you to capture highlights of top moments during a Twitch live stream, which you can then share on Plays.tv public library.
From the library, you can then share the clips with other social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Reddit, and others.
7. Twitch Giveaways
If you are new to Twitch and/or are looking to grow your user base, Twitch Giveaways is one of the best Twitch extensions you should have on your browser.
The extension adds a giveaway system to all chats on your channel (both popped out and embedded).
This allows you to easily give away various prizes to the users, which will entice them to subscribe and come back to your channel again.
Having a giveaway system on your stream will also entice new users to come to view your content.
8. Twitch Tracker
Do you have several Twitch channels that you follow? Manually tracking all of them can be frustrating, not to mention almost impossible.
However, with Twitch Tracker, you can easily find out when your favorite channels are live. The extension adds a visual notification to your interface, which alters you when a channel goes live.
You can also opt for desktop notifications, which come in handy when you need to multitask.
The channel is very user intuitive with no ads, and no attempts to access personal or sensitive data.
9. Twitch Favorites
Once your channel has attracted enough users, paying attention to each and every one of them during chat messages can be a trying task.
However, with Twitch Favorites, you can be able to follow chat messages from all of your favorite users.
The extension allows you to set up custom colors to your favorite users’ usernames, thus making it easy to track their messages.
On top of that, their messages are highlighted in real-time during the chats, which helps to ensure that you don’t miss them.
Twitch Favorites extension will also be very useful when you are a viewer watching other streamers’ channels.
10. Unwanted Twitch
The basic Twitch interface allows you to block certain people from engaging with you.
However, when you are looking to block content you do not like, the only option is to block an entire channel/game. Unwanted Twitch is an extension that offers a better solution.
With this extension, you only have to block the streams you don’t want, which allows you to continue enjoying the rest of the content.
Streaming on a basic Twitch interface will only give you an “okay” experience. However, with Twitch extensions, you can get more functionality, which will help to enhance your channel and make it more interesting for users.
The extension will also help to give you a better viewing experience when you want to view content from other streamers.
If you are looking for extensions you can use, the above are the best Twitch extensions for Chrome browsers that are guaranteed to offer you the most functionality.