Twitch Text-to-Speech

Rashida Beal
Jan 10, 2023
Twitch Text-to-Speech
Twitch Text-to-Speech

As a Twitch streamer, you know how important it is to entertain your viewers. You must engage them in any way you can or they will quit watching your channel in favor of something better.

The Twitch Text-to-Speech feature is a relatively hands-off approach to drive engagement. Hearing a robot read Twitch text from chat can improve accessibility, help you engage your audience, and even make people giggle.

Users can spend their points on Twitch to redeem a TTS voice message, which can influence other viewers to stick around to spend theirs. You can also set up text-to-speech on donations, meaning when a viewer pledges the minimum donation, the automated voices will read aloud their message. Adding value to your viewers' time and money can create quality content and loyalty.

This short article will help you enable TTS on Twitch to increase your viewership with minimal effort.

Use Streamlabs to Enable TTS

Streamlabs is a steaming platform for streamers of all skill levels. You can set up TTS for Twitch in a few steps.

  1. Go to your Streamlabs Desktop account.
  2. Add an Alert Box source to your stream.
  3. Sign in to your Twitch account through the Streamlabs app.
  4. Expand the menu.
  5. Select "Alert Box."
  6. Select "Donations."
  7. Expand the drop-down menu.
  8. Select the text-to-speech option.

When a viewer donates to your stream, everyone should hear their message being read aloud.

Use StreamElements to Enable TTS

Setting up text to be read out loud is also straightforward with another popular, high quality streaming platform. StreamElements can make sure a chat message will be read on the air.

  1. Sign in to your account via the StreamElements app.
  2. Select "Streaming Tools."
  3. Select "My Overlays."
  4. Select the relevant alert overlay.
  5. Select "Edit."
  6. Select "Settings."
  7. Click the gear icon for the alert that corresponds to the desired donation. You can choose Cheers, Tips, and Subs.
  8. Select "TTS Settings." TTS should now be operational.
  9. You can modify the volume, minimum donation amounts, and more at this point.
  10. When you're finished, copy the overlay URL.
  11. Paste the overlay as a browser source in your preferred streaming software.

Setting Up Twitch Text-to-Speech Filters

Anyone can hide behind a Twitch account and abuse TTS. They can make undesirable comments that include inappropriate language and blatant self-promotion. Although it's entirely up to you if you allow such behavior, you should consider your audience as a whole. Can inflammatory comments push away your viewers? How does that behavior reflect on you?

You can use Streamlabs and StreamElements to set up a profanity and spam filter. In just a few minutes, you can ensure no one abuses TTS.

Set up the Profanity Filter on Streamlabs

  1. Go to your Streamlabs Desktop account.
  2. Select "Profanity Filter."
  3. Customize the settings to your liking.

You can also block other words by inserting them into the "Custom Bad Word" menu. Once you've added what you want, select "Blacklist." Make sure to save your settings. No one should hear the blocked words from your stream's chat.

Set up the Spam Filter on Streamlabs

  1. Sign in to your Streamlabs account.
  2. Select the "Essentials" tab.
  3. Locate "Alert Box" in the sidebar.
  4. Select "Text-to-Speech."
  5. You can adjust your spam filters here.

Set up the Profanity and Spam Filter on StreamElements

  1. Sign in to your StreamElements account.
  2. Click "Chatbot."
  3. Select "Spam Filters."
  4. You can create any chat filters you want here.

Setting Up TTS with Twitch Channel Points

You can allow your viewers to redeem channel points to have their chat messages read out loud. All it takes is a few steps.

  1. Sign in to your Twitch account.
  2. From your dashboard, select "View Rewards."
  3. Select "Channel Points."
  4. Create a new custom reward by clicking on it.
  5. You customize the price, icons, etc.
  6. Save the settings.
  7. Now sign in to whatever platform you used to enable TTS (Streamlabs or StreamElements).
  8. On that platform's dashboard, you should see a list of channel point rewards you've enabled.
  9. Choose the one you just created.
  10. Select "Edit."
  11. Select "Text to Speech."
  12. Copy the link.
  13. Add a new browser source to your streaming software.
  14. Paste the link into the source.


Enabling text-to-speech on Twitch can take a few minutes but the rewards can last for much longer. Your channel can stand out from all the other Twitch channels that don't provide TTS to their viewers.

Although Maestra can not convert text to speech on Twitch, we offer cost-effective speech-to-text and text-to-speech solutions including video dubbing. If you download your Twitch streams and edit them into bite-sized videos, you can use our software to add voice overs in dozens of languages. Improving their accessibility can help you reach a wider audience.

Request a free demo when you're ready to step up your game!

Rashida Beal
Jan 10, 2023

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