Nowadays streaming is so OnDemand and lots and lots of streamers are popping out everyday. And most of us are looking for best and what I mean for the best are the coolest stream alerts setup to attract viewers to subscribe to our streams. Here I will talk about how I setup my live streams using Streamlabs custom alerts.
But what are Stream Alerts for those who are new on streaming live?
Stream alerts are the onscreen notifications that appear when a viewer interacts with a stream in some way. If someone donates, for instance, an alert naming the viewer and donation amount will pop up, often with a sound effect and gif. Alerts are an easy addition to engage with your audience: Viewers get to feel like they’re a part of the show when their donations, follows, and subscriptions get recognized. And the visuals and sounds you use for alerts are easily customizable, and can match your stream’s aesthetic or sense of humor.
tream alerts typically consist of an image, a short audio clip, and a message that describes what a viewer did. Many streams use animated gifs for images, which gives the alert a more dynamic feel. If you haven’t already, think about how you want the alerts to add to your stream’s identity. If you have custom overlays and a logo, it tends to look consistent if your alerts match the same color palette or aesthetic. Maybe there’s a funny, four-second audio or video clip that captures the essence of your streaming persona that you can use. Get creative with it, and choose audio and video that speaks to your stream’s personality.
f you’d rather find premade visual/audio alerts and are willing to spend some money, Nerd or Die has a strong collection of alerts and overlay packages that vary from around $10 to $30. Some packages also provide instructions on how to implement them into your OBS software easily. But don’t feel like you need to spend money to create great stream alerts — a simple image with audio can be just as effective as a professionally-designed alert, and can be catered more specifically to your stream.
Stream alerts are provided by a number of free third-party services, which are largely similar. This guide will cover two different stream alert services: Streamlabs, which is a little more beginner-friendly, and StreamElements, which provides a few more options. Both work with livestreaming on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Live. If you’re looking for fast and easy, go with Streamlabs. If you have a specific image for your alerts that Streamlabs can’t fulfill, then give StreamElements a try.
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