Interested in signing up for StreamElements and taking advantage of all of the tools we bring to our creators? This article will be your best bet to learn the ins-and-outs on not only what we have to offer, but how to get it up and running for your own stream!
The first step of starting to use StreamElements for your channel management is to create your account
There is only one way to create your StreamElements account, and that is by logging to the system with your Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Gaming or Trovo account.
A couple of things to take into consideration before we start:
- The website is optimized for Google Chrome, other browsers usually display unexpected behavior. Make sure you browse the website with Chrome
- This series of articles will show the onboarding process on Twitch. The process for YT, FBG or Trovo is relatively the same, but the variety of tools available on your account for each of those is different. For example, the Loyalty system that's available on Twitch is not available on YT. Furthermore, while our chat bot is available for Twitch and YT, due to API restrictions, it's not available for FBG
- We suggest installing the SE.Live plugin on your OBS Studio as we consider it to be one of our core products and we aim to continuously improve SE.Live to accommodate your stream management needs while live
Whenever you're ready!
First of all, make sure to login to your Twitch YT,FBG or Trovo account.
Then, navigate to https://streamelements.com/:
Connect with the relevant account by authorizing access -
Once authorized, you should be redirected to your newly created dashboard -
Information will only start showing in your dashboard and activity feed after new events are ingested following the creation of the account. While totals like followers and subscribers should be populated, individual events from the past will not be.
You can review the Dashboard overview article to learn more.
The top bar within your dashboard refers to initial setup -
Clicking 'Continue' will lead you to a setup wizard -
Pressing 'Activate' will add the bot to your channel and grant it moderator privileges
You can confirm the bot is in the channel and moderated by checking your Twitch chat user list. If the bot isn't there immediately, it should show there after a few minutes under 'Moderators'.
You can go ahead and place your Pay Pal email address in the appropriate field, and press 'Connect' -
You will see that tipping was activated. The next stage is to setup a tipping panel in your Twitch channel, that will lead viewers that want to tip to your StreamElements tipping page. You can download one of the three suggested panels, and copy your tipping page link -
Navigate to your Twitch channel, and toggle on 'Edit Panels'
Press "Add a Text or Image panel", upload the panel and paste the link -
Once done, you can toggle off 'Edit Panels' to see the tipping panel displayed in your channel. Click it to make sure you're directed to your tipping page.
After this is done, go back to the initial setup wizard in your StreamElements account (if you clicked away, you can always press 'Continue' in the top bar of your dashboard, to continue where you left off) and press 'Continue' in your 'Tipping Panel Settings' stage.
You'll arrive at the Overlays step of the setup -
CREATE will lead you to the Overlay Editor to make your own first overlay (might want to give it a minute for initial loading)
PICK will lead you to the theme gallery to choose a preset of available overlays (you can read more about that here)
IMPORT will lead you to the import page of your account if you already have existing overlays in other platforms you'd like to import
NOTE: When importing from Streamlabs please make sure you have no assets that weigh over 30MB as the import will fail.
In addition, since the native resolution for Streamlabs overlays is different than ours, please make sure to edit overlays you've imported from Streamlabs and re-adjust them to be 1920 x 1080 (repositioning widgets might be needed, too).
When importing from other web based services, please make sure to log in to your account with that service and have both your StreamElements tab open, and the relevant service tab open during the import.
For now you can just press 'Create' and then 'Continue', keep the overlay resolution at 1080p and press 'Start'. We recommend taking the tour to review the new overlay editor and get a better idea of the available tools!
Give the overlay any name you want, press 'Save' in the Overlay Editor and press the left pointing arrow on the top left of the screen to navigate back to your overlays. Then press 'Dashboard' on the top of left navigation column to go back to the initial setup wizard.
The last stage of the initial setup wizard is to download SE.Live in install on your OBS Studio. We will cover that in the next article.
Once 'Download' was pressed, you will see that the initial setup was complete, and you'll be redirected to your dashboard.
While this wizard is available currently for Twitch, the process is the same for YT, FBG and Trovo as well. Even if the bot is not available for FB or some features might only be available for Twitch, creating your account > setting up tipping > setting up overlays > installing SE.Live can be considered 'initial setup'.
Proceed to the next stage of the onboarding!