StreamElements is the ultimate platform for streamers, a powerhouse of interconnected tools made to enhance your stream. It is also cloud-based, so your stream setup can be launched from anywhere, on any device!
To learn more about the process needed to get up and running with StreamElements, please take a look at this article!
• Overlay Manager: Manage all your graphics with ease and load them in your OBS from a single source with one click!
• Tipping: Get paid for streaming, increase revenue with tipping presets and a beautiful tipping page!
• Alerts: Visualize your tips, cheers, subscribers, followers and hosts to get your viewers hyped!
• Loyalty: Turn viewers into fans and build a community. Loyalty points are awarded for watching and can be spent on games, your stream store, contests and giveaways!
• Chat Bot: StreamElements Chatbot includes commands, modules, timers and spam filters and is fully integrated with the StreamElements Loyalty system!
• Super Themes: Dozens of stunning, ready to stream overlay packages are at your fingertips! Use them as they are or customize to make them your own!
• Stream reports: Become a better streamer with data.
After each stream, a report full of cool information is waiting in your inbox!
Assuming you've already completed the initial setup, arranged your SE.Live docks layout and scenes setup, we can dive right into setting up and managing overlays! We'll use our Super Themes to start off easily and smoothly with presets of almost all of the available assets and widgets you can put into use!
Information shown on screen by the widgets you've added to your overlay is gathered as events take place during your stream. So when a viewer follows, the event is registered in the system, the follower's name is populated into the widget data section of your dashboard and your overlay will be updated as a result of that.
You can customize the way the widget looks within your editor. You can manually manipulate the labels on screen by editing what you want in your Activity Feed > Widget Data > Labels, saving the settings on the top right side of the screen and reloading your overlays from your Activity Feed.
Let's go ahead and set up a Super Theme
And go over some settings to learn how to work with the different widgets
Navigate to the Themes Gallery
Choose the Super Theme you like
As you can see, we have a few overlays created in our overlay manager. Ideally, for each of those you have a different scene.
Of course, each scene can contain multiple browser sources, as in, multiple overlays.
After creating the scenes based on the overlays that were created for us as part of the Super Theme, your scenes setup should look somewhat like this -
To better understand how to work within the editor, navigate to your overlay manager on the website and edit one of the new overlays.
Widgets have some common settings, but according to their type, they will also have their own unique settings. An alertbox will have a different set of settings than a label widget or a store redemption widget. You can expand the layers dropdown to see all of the widgets available in the overlay -
Double clicking a layer will allow you to change its name.
Selecting different layers will outline their bounding box if the layer is not locked. You can drag widgets around freely to place them as you wish.
In order to access a certain widget's settings, select it, and then press 'Settings' below the layers dropdown -
For some alerts you can also create variations -
Each variation should be edited individually based on the conditions you set for it. If you want a specific alert for a certain variation, make sure to edit it within the variation's settings. Make sure you set up the variations' conditions logically, as well as their chance percentage (which shouldn't be changed if you only have one variation for a certain set of conditions). Misconfiguration of variations can cause conflicts when an event is ingested, and may result in the alert not being played even though it's showing in your activity feed.
You can separate the alertbox that was created for you if you wish to have a single browser source for it across all your scenes. Create a new overlay in your overlay manager, keep it 1080p and name it 'alertbox', save it and then edit the overlay that contains the alertbox. Select the alertbox, and duplicate it to the newly created overlay -
Make sure to save the new overlay with the duplicated alertbox.
If you do that though, make sure to also hide or delete the alertboxes created within the rest of the overlays (including the one you duplicated the alertbox from) and save it, in order to avoid duplicate audio when alerts are played.
Now, your scenes setup should look something like this -
You can right click the alertbox browser source, and select 'Copy',
Then switch between scenes and simply paste (CTRL+V) the browser source into each of them.
You can navigate back to the Themes Gallery and check out different widgets, or themes you like and want to combine elements from with your current arrangement.
All available default widgets are pretty easy to understand when experimenting with. Like the HypeCup or HypeBoss, the Merch Alerts widget or alertbox.
Certain alert types allow viewers to add messages to their engagement, like when resubbing or donating. For the text settings of these alerts, note that Primary text settings and advanced settings relate to the text of the event itself, whereas the Secondary text settings and advanced settings relate to the text of the viewer's message. Especially in cases of variations, make sure you go over all of your alerts' text settings to set it up to look the way you want.
Once you're all set up and ready to explore additional options, here is a summary of additional features available to you in the StreamElements system -
You'll find your tipping settings and revenue history.
You Revenue History will show you your tips and cheers list, and top cheerers and donators. You can also generate an income report and review your Merch history (more on Merch below!)
SE.Pay is a method to receive tips directly to your bank account.
Read more about it here.
SE.SP is an invitation-only program (currently in beta) with the sole purpose of providing fortune to creators. We aim to connect between publishers and creators in a way that will benefit all parties involved, with the viewer being in the center of it all. If you've been invited to participate and you want to learn more, click here.
The Loyalty System
The Loyalty system offers additional ways to increase viewer engagement with stream. Not only a currency management system that can be interacted with via chat in the form of mini games (part of the Chat Modules), the loyalty system also allows viewers to redeem items from the Stream Store, should you decide to offer free merch, steam codes or the reading out of messages with TTS through the chat.
Refer to this section of the Knowledge Base for more information!
We've only just basically set up the chat bot. Other than the Default Chat Commands, you can utilize the Custom Commands section to create your own commands triggered by keywords in chat or even regular expressions. Refer to the Variables tab of the Chat Commands section to see what variables you can use in your commands to make it more fun for chat to use them!
You can even create your own custom bot name and let the bot run ads for you!
Read more here.
Some useful links you might want to review:
How to get familiar with your Stream Store and its different possibilities
Creating a custom bot name using SE.Live
Check out the Mercury overview and FAQ
Setting up the payments portal through your StreamElements dashboard
How to set up a fundraiser
Now that we're all set up and aware of the wide variety of possibilities available to us just by using the StreamElements system to manage your stream, what do we do when we still need to ask a question?
Most technical issues or account related questions would require your Account ID to look into. It can be found at the top of this page.
For quick communication and fluent updates we strongly recommend joining our Discord!
You can also reach out to us via our contact form for issues or questions about Merch or SE.Pay for example. Feel free to contact us about literally anything you want, assuming you weren't able to find a resolution in the Knowledge Base or Discord :)