Ko-fi Stream Alerts for Twitch, YouTube and more

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With just 0-5% platform fees, Ko-fi makes it easy for you to keep more of your money from tips and subs.

Use Ko-fi Stream Alerts to show your link and funding goal on your stream. Have fun with custom alerts like text-to-speech and GIFs for when you receive support.

They work with most streaming software, so you can earn while streaming on Twitch, Facebook, or YouTube!

Watch the video to find out everything you need to know about Ko-fi Stream Alerts.

  Tip

Connect to Twitch and YouTube for chat alerts, commands and loads of other cool ways to engage your viewers while you stream.

 

Stream Alerts quick start guide

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Head over to Stream Alerts settings then:

  1. Customize your alert, animated overlay or goal until you are happy with how it looks and sounds.
  2. Copy the link
  3. Open your broadcasting software e.g. OBS, Twitch, Streamlabs etc, and a new browser source (Alert Box for Streamlabs) and paste your link.
  4. Check it's working by sending a test alert.

See more detailed step-by-step guidance below.

 

Add Stream Alerts to your OBS

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Stream alerts let you celebrate each supporter live on stream! 🎉 Here's how to link your Ko-fi stream alerts to OBS Studio:
  1. Start by grabbing the latest version of OBS Studio.

  2. Click the "+" in the "Scenes" pane to craft a fresh scene. Name it based on your stream content - maybe Gaming, Crafting, or Q&A.

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  3. In the "Sources" pane, click "+" and select "Browser" as your source.

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    Make sure you have the latest OBS version or the required plugin for the Browser option.

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  4. Give your browser source a name, like "Ko-fi Stream Alert."

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  5. Head to your Stream Alerts settings, copy the URL, and paste it into OBS. Hit OK to confirm.

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  6. Customize the placement of your alert within your scene. Make sure it's clearly visible to your viewers.

  7. Send a test alert from your Stream Alerts settings to ensure everything's working smoothly.

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Voila 🎉 Your stream alert and up and ready.

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Opt for more control over your stream alerts' volume by ticking the "Control audio via OBS" option. This lets you manage alerts separately in the Audio Mixer.

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For more detailed instructions, check out the OBS help center or their guide on adding a browser source. 📚

 

How else can Ko-fi help me earn while streaming?

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Stream alerts are a fun, visual way to include Ko-fi in your stream. Here’s a few more ways to share your Ko-fi page with viewers.

  • Connect to Twitch and YouTube: Unlock a ton of ways to make it easier for viewers to support you like:
    • Chat notifications for payments: Get alerts in your chat whenever you get a payment.
    • Display your goal's progress in chat: After receiving a payment, watch your goal's progress light up the chat with an emoji progress bar.
    • Activate chatbot for quick commands like !kofi: When anyone types !kofi, !ko-fi, !kofishop, !koficommissions, !kofitiers the chatbot will respond with your links. Handy hint: add these commands to your stream title.
    • Schedule messages to highlight your Ko-fi page: Set up your chat to automatically mention your Ko-fi page, choosing times between every 15 to 90 minutes.
  • Update your About section: Add a link to your Ko-fi page in your Bio and design a Ko-fi panel for your profile. Looking for Ko-fi imagery? Grab some brand assets.
  • Showcase Ko-fi support with Twitch clips: Each time you get a tip or sub, we'll capture a quick 30-second clip for you. Look for your clips under Payments & Orders, a Twitch icon Screenshot 2024-05-02 at 16.54.14.png will be there if a clip's available. Share those clips to make supporters feel special and promote your stream.

We're here if you need us or if you have any suggestions. Feel free to send any questions our way. 💌

 

FAQ

What does it cost to receive Stream Alerts for Ko-fi Donations?

Ko-fi stream alerts are free to use. Ko-fi charges 0-5% platform fees for payments.

Can I receive Ko-fi Stream Alerts on Twitch, Facebook, Youtube?
Yes, anywhere you can stream using OBS software with an external browser source should allow you to receive Ko-fi donation stream alerts.
Which OBS software support Ko-fi Stream Alerts?
Any OBS software that allows the use of an external browser source should work fine to receive Ko-fi stream alerts.
My stream alert is not working?
  • Try refreshing your stream alerts link. Delete the browser source entry in OBS and add it again.

  • Ensure your OBS software is up-to-date.

  • Check that you've granted the correct permissions on Twitch and YouTube. You can review any warnings on your Stream Alerts page here.

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  • Contact your OBS support to investigate any potential issues on their end.

Any other questions, reach out to us.