How to Connect Your Discord Account to a Twitch Stream

Connecting your Discord account to your Twitch stream provides several benefits that can help you grow and engage with your streaming community. As a streamer with over 5 years of experience building communities on Twitch and Discord, I’m going to walk you through everything you need to know.

Benefits of Connecting Discord and Twitch

Here are some of the key benefits of linking your Discord server to your Twitch channel:

Access to Subscriber Roles and Channels

Once connected, you can set up special Discord roles and channels that are exclusively available to your paying Twitch subscribers. This gives an added incentive for viewers to subscribe.

Ability to Use Channel Emotes in Discord

Your subscribers will be able to use your custom Twitch emotes in Discord chats. This helps them feel more connected to your community when not watching your stream.

Automatic Notifications When Live

Members of your Discord server will receive notifications when you go live on Twitch. This makes it easier to draw viewers into your stream.

Streamer Mode

With Discord’s streamer mode enabled, you won’t get distracting notifications while streaming. Your Discord status will automatically update when streaming.

Step-by-Step Guide to Connecting Accounts

Connecting your Discord and Twitch is straightforward. Just follow these steps:

On Discord:

  • Open User Settings (gear icon)
  • Go to Connections > Twitch
  • Click Connect, login to Twitch account
  • Authorize the connection

Once connected, you will see your Twitch username listed under Connections.

For Subscriber Perks:

  • Go to Server Settings > Integrations > Twitch
  • Click Authorize and sync server

This will unlock subscriber verification and roles.

On Twitch (Optional):

  • Go to Creator Dashboard > Settings
  • Connections > Discord > Authorize

This allows your Discord status to update when live.

Setting Up Subscriber Roles and Channels

Once connected, you can create special Discord roles and channels for your paying Twitch subscribers.

To Create Subscriber Role:

  • Server Settings > Roles > Create Role
  • Name it (e.g. Subscribers)
  • Adjust permissions as desired

To Sync Role to Subscribers:

  • Server Settings > Integrations > Twitch
  • Under “Subscriber Role” choose the role you created
  • Click Sync

The role will automatically be assigned to subscribers when they connect accounts.

To Create Subscriber Channels:

  • Create new text and voice channels
  • Edit channel permissions to limit access only to subscriber role

Growing Your Community

Connecting Discord and Twitch is extremely valuable for community growth. Here are some tips:

  • Advertise your Discord in stream titles and panels
  • Create an invite link for new members
  • Offer exclusive giveaways for Discord members
  • Engage with members and build relationships

Focus on creating a friendly community that feels like home. Having a place for viewers to connect outside of streams is crucial for retaining viewership.

Final Thoughts

Linking Discord and Twitch provides streamers and communities with empowering integration options. The ability to offer subscriber perks, seamlessly notify members when live, and build close relationships with viewers can truly take your channel to the next level.

If you have any other questions about connecting these services, feel free to reach out! I’m always happy to help fellow streamers.