In addition to being a social media platform for community communication, Discord can also receive the latest information from various social media platforms through third-party bots, allowing all members of Discord servers to stay updated on the latest news. This article will explain how to use the Streamcord bot to receive live stream messages from a specified Twitch account.
Introduction to Streamcord Bot
Streamcord is a very simple bot that can publish live stream messages from a specified Twitch account to a specified Discord channel. Streamcord also offers two different versions, a free version and a paid version. Free version users can track up to 25 Twitch accounts.
In addition, Streamcord also provides a live streaming-related feature, which allows members of Discord servers to gain an extra role when they go live on Discord. Free version users can set up one online streaming role.
Twitch Live Stream Push Settings Tutorial
Step 1: Invite Streamcord to your Discord server
First, go to the Streamcord website and invite the Streamcord bot to your server. The invitation process for all bots is the same, but remember that your Discord account needs to have server administrator permission to invite the bot.
If you’re not sure how to invite a Discord bot, this article, “How to invite Bots to join your Discord server?” provides detailed instructions.
Before using the Streamcord bot, you need to agree to the terms of service (part 1 in the image below), and part 2 is optional, depending on whether you want to receive the official newsletter or not.
Streamcord Bot Usage Agreement
Step 2: Setting up Twitch video push notifications
After inviting Streamcord bot to join the server, open Streamcord’s web backend and click “Notifications” to set up push notifications.
Add a notification
There are four options that need to be set in the notification settings menu:
Option 1 – Streamer Name: Please enter the account name of the Twitch streamer at the end of the Twitch channel homepage URL, which is the nickname in parentheses after the streamer’s nickname.
Option 2 – Post to: Choose which channel in Discord to receive the notifications for the latest live streams. If you created a new Discord channel while opening the Streamcord web backend, remember to press F5 to refresh the page or wait a few minutes and try again, so that the new Discord channel will appear in the options.
Option 3 – Custom message: Set the text message that the live stream notification will carry. You can also set which role to mention by selecting the role you want to mention and clicking “Insert Mention” below. The system will automatically add the ID of the role to the message.
Option 4 – Show advanced options: Click here to expand the advanced options, but most of them are paid features, so I won’t explain them here.
After setting the above options, click “Add Notification” at the bottom to complete the process.
Notification Settings Menu
Live Role Setup Tutorial
Streamcord bot provides another feature called “Live Role”, which allows members in the Discord server to have an additional role when streaming on Discord. To set it up, click “Live Role”.
Click on the Live Role
There are three options to set up in the Live Role menu:
Option 1 – Role: Set the role to be assigned to members who go live in the Discord server.
Option 2 – Filter: By default, all members who go live can get the Live Role. Here, you can specify which roles are allowed to have the Live Role.
Option 3 – Notification: You can set up a notification message to be sent to a specific channel when someone gets the Live Role. Once enabled, you can further choose which channel to post the message in and write a customized notification message.
After setting up the above options, click “Save Changes” at the bottom to complete the setup.
Live Role Settings Menu