Сhoosing the Best Twitch ExtensionsTwitch extensions feature the third-party overlays and panels that aim to make your stream more interactive, funny and informative. If used properly, Twitch extensions may become a cherry on top of your channel enabling you to gain more revenue, share information and engage audience. To use a chosen extension, you should find a Twitch’s Extension manager and go through a three step process: installation, configuration and activation. The detailed instruction can be found here.
How Many Twitch Extensions to Use?In total, you can use six extensions (different features, polls, leaderboards, schedules, etc.) on your channel launched simultaneously. A number of developers tend to release multiple extensions to work with one another. The only exception is that extensions are designed to display on the definite area of a web page which makes it impossible to put overlays on top of another one. As a result, you can run maximum three overlays on the video and three below the video player. How many extensions to use is up to you. Some extensions can enhance your streaming content - you can change them from time to time. But, some can be so useful that you never want them to turn off. Try to not overload your page with too many similar features and always ask your viewers for a feedback.
How to Earn Additional Money with the Bits of Extensions?Along with interactivity and functionality, Twitch extensions can be a way of earning additional revenue. With the feature “Bits in Extensions”, viewers can pay Bits - virtual currency on Twitch - for unlocking new features of extensions. The Bits are used by developers, while a streamer that hosts the extension receives a portion of the revenue. Thus, by having several extensions on the channel page a streamer increases the potential revenue.
Our List of The Best Twitch ExtensionsWith hundreds of Twitch extensions you may find on the Internet, in our post we’ve gathered some of the best:
- Feels Meter by Muxy
- Live Emotes by Porcupine
- Suggestion Box
- Spotify Recently Played
- Pretzel Rocks: What's Playing
Games in Extensions
- Kappa Pet
- Bithead Arcade
Loyalty and Recognition
- Streamlabs Leaderboard
- Leaderboard by Muxy
- Game Queue
Schedule and Countdowns
- Streamlabs Stream Schedule & Countdown
- Event Countdown
TakeawaysWhether you are a fan of extensions or an absolutely new user, you can always check the fullest list of Twitch extensions in the Extension Manager. It’s very easy to browse and search for your perfect extension in different categories. Twitch extensions are not the necessary thing everyone should have, but some of them may dramatically liven up your chat and make your channel look prettier and more user-friendly.