Free & Premium Widgets For Streamlabs & Streamelements
We offer both free and premium widgets for Streamlabs & Streamelements. The goal of these widgets is to take your viewer engagement to the next level. From our wide variety of widgets, we are confident you will find a theme to match your personality and stream style.
What Are Stream Widgets
These widgets are usually a mix of graphics either static or animated along with pieces of information intended to inform the viewer. The most popular widgets used by streamers are alert boxes, event list, donation goal and the chat box. These widgets are compatible with both Streamlabs and Streamelements, and can be used with Twitch, YouTube and Facebook.
An alert box is a collection of alerts that get triggered during certain events. For example, if someone follows your stream then a follower alert will be triggered. Depending on how you have your alert box set up, you can show images, animations and text. In addition to this you can even have sounds that play during the alert event.
Each alert for different events can be completely customized. This will allow you to have a different alert show up or sound, depending on which event get's triggered.
And event list is similar to an alert box in that events during the stream trigger it to change. However an event list is a more compact way of showing events, and it can also show as an example the last five events that happened on stream.
The event list uses one design and style for all events.
Although we have only mentioned donation goal, there are a bunch of other goals that can be utilized within you streaming software. These include, follow goal, cheer goal, sub goal, supporter goal and stars goal.
The donation goal widget is a graphical element most commonly shown as some form of progress bar. When you set up your goal, you decide how many dollars you will need for the goal to be completed. Every time that you receive a donation the bar will fill up until the goal has been reached.
A chat box widget is a visualisation of your chat in the form of a widget that is shown directly on stream. A chat box can be styled using and customised to fit the rest of your streams theme.
Benfits of Using Stream Widgets
One of the main reasons for utilising widgets on Streamlabs and Streamelements, is to create more engagement with your viewers. Alerts are a perfect example of this. They show a viewers name on stream creating a feeling of involvement in the community. Most commonly when an alert is triggered it will show on screen and then the streamer will thank the viewer for interacting with them. By having this direct line of communication between the viewer and streamer it encourages the viewer to interact and engage more with the streamer.
In addition to creating more engaging streams, custom coded stream widgets can also show important information on screen. A chat box for example allows you to still view messages in chat whilst in full screen mode as it is overlaid directly on stream. The goal widgets also let the viewers know what you are trying to achieve, whether it's saving up for a new PC or trying to get your first 100 followers.
How To Add Stream Widgets To Your Stream
There are a couple of ways to add widgets to your stream depending on which streaming software you are using. If you are using Streamlabs then you simply need to add the widget source to your scene. If you are using OBS or Streamelements then you need to utilise browser sources. Each widget has their own unique link that is put into the browser source.
We have a full tutorial and guide with a section specifically on adding widgets to your stream which you can check out here
For Streamlabs we use easy install links to import widgets into your account with everything already setup and preconfigured. You simply have to import that widgets and then add them to your stream. For Streamelements there is a bit more manual set up involved, however we provide a step by step guide on how to do this.