Today, Streamlabs is happy to announce that we are getting additional support for YouTube. Through the integration of a new API, live streamers on YouTube can use Streamlabs OBS to add alerts for Member subscriptions.

For the last year, YouTube Gaming Live has been undergoing steady growth. The platform recently acquired top talents like CouRage and Valkyrae. Last quarter YouTube Gaming Live experienced a 39.6% increase in hours watched compared to the previous quarter. The platform now represents 20% of the market share, only behind Twitch, in hours watched.

At Streamlabs, our goal is to support creators regardless of platform. We want to be there to assist everyone. The work we are doing here is another step in that direction. We’re excited to give our streamers on YouTube even more ways to create their perfect live stream.

How to customize Alerts For Members

Channel memberships let your viewers support your channel through monthly payments in exchange for member-only perks. You must have at least 30,000 subscribers or, if you are a gaming channel, you must have 1,000 subscribers. Lastly, you must be a part of the YouTube Partner Program.

To customize alerts for YouTube Members:

  1. Log on to Streamlabs Dashboard
  2. Open Alert Box Settings

Now you have two options:

  1.  Edit the “YouTube Members” alert from the “Global Event Types” section. 
  2. Or, add an “Alert Variation”

Adding an “Alert Variation” allows you to play exclusive alerts if a viewer meets certain conditions. For example, different alerts will appear on screen depending on the membership tier someone subscribes at. Conditions available for Member Alerts include Member Level, Name, and how long they’ve been a member. 

Remember, on-screen alerts are often your viewer’s first impression. We recommend spending time to make them unique and memorable.


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