Best Chatbots for Twitch

We've compiled the best bots for streaming for: 
Twitch, Discord, Mixer, YouTube, and more.

Our Favorite Bots for Twitch

It’s important to understand all the things that go into a successful stream and having a good quality bot to help you along the way is one of those things. There are so many different bots available out there right now, but which one is the best?

Well, that depends on what your priorities are like.

Do you want a bot that is easily integrated with your discord? Maybe you want a bot that doesn’t have to be downloaded and saves you time and space on your precious (the computer of course). Or maybe you just want something easy to use, so you can jump right in to that streaming business of yours! Take a look at the best available bots out there and decide for yourself, we’re linking the best bots for your stream and listing everything you need to know about them.

Moobot

Compatible with Twitch
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One of the most distinctive bots in Twitch, Moobot can be seen all throughout the streaming site. Moobot is capable of a great deal of functions, including making regular posts in Twitch chat. Many streamers use Moobot to promote their social media, remind viewers of chat rules, or respond to users.

Viewers can ask Moobot to respond with custom chat commands. A popular example is “!Uptime”, a command that the bot will reply to, informing users how long the streamer has been live.

Moobot can also help remove spam from chat, by filtering out undesirable words or phrases that the streamer can designate. In addition, it can alert the chat whenever new users subscribe, donate, cheer, or raid the channel.

Moobot claims to be present on streams that account for over 60% of Twitch’s total viewership, making it the most prominent bot on the site. It has been active for over 10 years and verified by Twitch itself.

To anyone looking for a bot, this is a solid option, even coming with integration for games such as ​League of Legends ​and ​Apex Legends​ which are two of the site’s most popular titles.

Notable features of Moobot:

  • Moderator
  • Timed messages/notifications
  • Special rewards for subscribers

Your Twitch subs can be treated differently than non-subs. You can relax the bot's auto moderation for them, give them extra votes in your polls, only allow your subs to access certain features of the bot, and more: 

  • Alerts (follower, subscription)
  • Song requests (moderation available)
  • Custom commands
  • Giveaways
  • Polls

Nightbot

nightbot
Compatible with Twitch, Discord, Mixer, YouTube
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Like Moobot, Nightbot acts as an auto-moderator in your livestreaming chat. However, unlike the aforementioned Twitch bot, Nightbot can also be used on Mixer, YouTube and Discord.

A more universal bot, Nightbot shares several features with Moobot. It can respond to custom commands, filter chat, and post regular updates written in advance by streamers.

But what it does differently makes all the difference to its users. Nightbot allows regular viewers to be given the right to bypass spam filters and post links. In this way, the more trusted members of your community are suddenly allowed to become more involved in the streaming experience.

Nightbot also can be set up to allow viewers to request songs for the background of your stream, or create giveaways to draw additional attention. In case a mistake was made, it also saves a full history of a streamer’s chat logs. This allows the user to go back and see filtered messages, or discover why a user was banned.

Notable features of Nightbot:

  • Custom commands
  • Spam filters
  • Chat logs
  • Interactive bot (responds to FAQs)
  • Timed messages / notifications
  • Songs requests
  • Giveaways
  • Special rewards for subscribers

Phantombot

Compatible with Twitch, Discord, and YouTube
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Back to bots that are still currently available to integrate into your Twitch stream, Phantombot will moderate your chat in a highly-customizable way. The bot pushes itself as the most customizable Twitch bot so far, and it looks as though it lives up to that bold claim.

Not only can users set Phantombot up to be as strict or as gentle a moderator as they like, the entire program is open-source. For those uninitiated, a program being open-source means that its base code can be changed at will, making those who use it able to alter every aspect of Phantombot at will.

The bot is constantly under development, meaning that new features are consistently being worked on. What’s more, it plugs right into a range of programs, including but not limited to Discord, Twitter and YouTube.

Notable features of Phantombot:

  • Custom commands
  • Games
  • Betting
  • Raffles
  • Continuous updates
  • Customizable (requires some knowledge of Java and JavaScript)
  • Custom chat alerts / announcements

Streamlabs Chatbot (previously Ankhbot)

streamlabs chatbot interface
Compatible with Twitch, Discord, Mixer, and YouTube
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Another all-in-one bot, Streamlabs Chatbot will be there for you whether you’re streaming on Twitch, Mixer, or YouTube. After running a poll of its users favorite bots, streaming tool provider Streamlabs discovered that Ankhbot came out on top.

It was shortly after this point that Streamlabs decided to acquire Ankhbot, changing its name to Streamlabs Chatbot.

As for what makes this particular bot so good, Streamlabs Chatbot offer more than 100 features to its users. Aside from the usual chat moderation and command list, the bot also has some more inventive uses.

Users can utilize the bot to record quotes, queue to play with the streamer, and be rewarded with spendable currency. There’s certainly a reason that Ankhbot was so in demand.

Notable features of Streamlabs Chatbot:

  • Custom commands
  • Moderator
  • Games
  • Sound effects
  • Time messages / notifications
  • Song requests
  • Raffles and giveaways
  • Overlays
  • Loyalty system
  • Chat alerts

Stay_Hydrated_Bot

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Compatible with Twitch

A minimalistic bot who just wants what’s best for you, Stay_Hydrated_Bot will show up on your stream to remind you to drink water.

There’s no fancy dashboard here, just a command or two to set it up and then the Stay_Hydrated_Bot will periodically turn up and remind streamers to stay healthy and hydrated.

During long streams, it’s easy to forget to look after yourself. Stay_Hydrated_Bot can also be sent to other users’ channels, even without their permission. Thankfully, it can also be disabled with the ‘!dehydrate’ command. ‘!stophydration’ even prevents the bot from being re-added.

Not everyone is best pleased with a bot being added to their channels without their say so. Some users have complained about the bot’s creator being anonymous to this day.

Alternatives such as a ‘Stay Healthy Bot’ and custom commands used to imitate Stay_Hydrated_Bot have been set up for the more cautious streamers.

Botisimo

Compatible with Twitch, Discord, Mixer, and YouTube
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Botisimo isn’t anything new, but it has the basic functionality of the other chat bots and a few differences can be found too.

Besides the usual chat moderation, Botisimo can display advanced analytics to show users how their stream is performing on any given day. New user counts are logged, as well as engagement and activity, and it is all neatly logged in easy-to-display graphs for streamers to observe.

This bot is also available for those streaming through Discord, a platform with more limited options. What’s more, even when the user isn’t streaming, messages can be left on with a timer function. In this way, you can ensure visitors know exactly when and where to find you.

However, it’s worth pointing out that Botisimo has a membership system with two paid tiers. You can get started for free, but if you want to do something as simple as rename the bot or announce streams on Twitter... that’s going to cost you.

Notable features of Botisimo:

  • Custom commands
  • Filter
  • Moderation
  • Prizes, raffles and giveaways
  • Live polls
  • Voting
  • Time messages / notifications
  • Stream overlays
  • Mini game

StreamElements Bot

Compatible with Twitch and YouTube
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StreamElements Bot is for more than just Twitch, but this time Mixer didn’t make the cut. This bot comes equipped with chat filtration and modding, but will also help streamers build a community.

Regular viewers can earn points and advance up a custom leaderboard. They can even spend points earned with a fully-customizable stream store.

The bot comes packed with a selection of minigames for users to play in chat, keeping themselves busy while you are taking a moment to thank donors or use the bathroom. Roulette, raffles, and bingo are all included.

Users can even link Twitter posts directly into your Twitch chat, thanks to StreamElements Bot. What’s more, the cloud-based bot is usable from anywhere, with no installation necessary.

It may not be as feature-rich as some of the other bots, but the leaderboard system is definitely a nice touch. StreamElements Bot is for those users who want to interact more and build their own community.

Notable features of StreamElements Bot:

  • Spam protection
  • Moderator
  • Games
  • Custom commands
  • Timed messages / notifications
  • Chat alerts
  • Loyalty system
  • Giveaways
  • Song requests
  • Overlays

Deepbot

Premium (one-time payment or monthly)

Compatible with Twitch and Discord
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Deepbot strives to be different in a world filled with too many Twitch bots. Aside from offering the usual array of features (which it, of course, does), Deepbot will also allow you to make a customized donation page for your stream. The bot also claims to be the inventor of the popular bank heist minigame that is infamous on Twitch.

In a bank heist, players can bet points earned on stream in the hopes of winning more through the heist. The more they bet, the bigger the payout, but also the larger the chance they have of losing it all.

Deepbot also supports an in-depth custom command window. This allows the host to create unique functions that they can assign to a command of their choice.

You’ll need a beta license to use Deepbot, making it one of the only Twitch bots that isn’t free to install, and on top of that, a great deal of features are also locked behind a $5 a month VIP wall. Even notifications coming from new subscribers are only available to those who pay monthly.

It’s not a huge price to pay but with a host of programs doing much the same job for free, this seems like a questionable choice for your moderator bot.

Features that come with a one-time payment:

  • Loyalty points
  • Raffles and auctions
  • User management
  • YouTube song requests
  • Games
  • Commands and timed messages
  • Betting, polls and queues

Features that come with a monthly payment:

  • All of the above
  • Follower notification
  • Sub notification
  • Donation notification
  • Stream chat overlay

Wizebot

wizebot
Compatible with Twitch
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Our final bot to look at is Wizebot, and it seems to do the job perfectly well. Wizebot boasts an impressive number of features, all of which are completely free.

It offers random announcements in stream, can create your own virtual currency, blocks abusive chat and much more. It’s one of the few bots to feature the option to see who has unfollowed your profile, though it’s fair to say that many people might not want that option.

One neat feature is that Wizebot allows viewers to place bets with their accumulated points, creating custom wagers. Clips can be created automatically through the bot, and it can even program periodic giveaways to occur without you even prompting.

Interestingly, your Wizebot comes hand-in-hand with a custom website too. The site will be dedicated to your stream, enhancing your online presence. In the security side of things, Wizebot will issue warnings to chatters that are getting a little out of hand, unless you want them banned altogether.

And as a plus to those zombie-loving streamers, Wizebot integrates with both ​7 Days To Die and ​Project Zomboid​, allowing for hordes of zombies to be spawned at will.

Notable features of Wizebot:

  • Custom commands
  • Moderator
  • Timed messages / notifications
  • Raffles and giveaways
  • List of followers and subscribers (and unfollows)
  • Betting system
  • Song request
  • Loyalty points
  • Overlay
  • Quotes
  • Spam and insult protection

Conclusion

There's more than just a few Twitch bots out there already. And with new features and software entering the already clustered market each day, there’s no clear winner in our eyes.

There’s a Twitch bot that’s right for you, it’s most likely on this list - you’ve got nothing to lose by giving one or two a go.

There’s certainly lots to gain by choosing a familiar name that viewers will recognize, but at the end of the day it’s your stream and you should make of it what you want. But do yourself a favor and remember to stay hydrated too.

FAQs

What are bots? 

Bots are incredibly useful moderating software (robots), which help keep your chat in check and update everyone on important information. Your bot can also engage your chat in mini games, manage song requests and so much more.

Although there are some moderation tools on streaming platforms, these programs have a much more in-depth moderation and plenty of entertainment features. You can set up commands for yourself or your viewers to use or just useful information, such as a reminder to drink water or for viewers to follow.

Why should you use a bot? 

Now you might think to yourself: why do I need a bot, when I can have an actual person moderating my chat?

Let us explain.

Your moderator might not be there a 100% of the time and sometimes there is just too much to do for just one or a few moderators to control.

That’s where moderator bots come in, saving precious time and energy.

Although it’s completely fine for a streamer to remind their viewers to follow once or twice per stream, it’s so much easier (and elegant) to let the bot do that part of the job. You can use the bot to entertain your audiences or incite them to keep coming back, subscribe or donate.

Remember, although more isn’t always better, too little can be dull and no stream should be dull. There are other times when bots really shine.

As a streamer you are responsible for everything that happens or is being said on your channel. If offensive actions are not reprimanded, you could see your channel banned. Bots minimize these incidents, although it’s always wise to have an extra moderator in chat just to be sure

But with so many bots available, how could a new streamer know which is best? 

Which bot is best depends on your needs as a streamer and your priorities.

Do you prioritize chat moderation or do you want to see more entertainment features?

Do you want a bot that is cloud hosted (simply linked to your account) or downloaded to your PC?

For new streamers, simple and easily implemented bots are usually best. And it can’t get much easier than with Nightbot.

If you want your bot to have some special features that most bots don’t have, then you’ll need a customizable bot, such as the Phantom Bot. It’s good to be aware of all the pros and cons to each bot, such as integration to other platforms.

For example, bots that offer integration with Discord will notify active users when you go live. That way you don’t have to rely only on Twitch notifications.

When and why should I get a bot? 

The best time to get a bot is – as soon as possible. No matter if your channel has three average viewers or a hundred (maybe more), we’d suggest you make your channel better and your life easier as soon as you can.

Bots are usually pretty easy to use and most of them are free, offering a wide variety of features that can only benefit you and your channel. It will help you grow in the early stages of streaming and keep things in check if you get an unfriendly guest.

Simply put – there is no bad time to get a bot, but it doesn’t hurt to start with the best means available to you.

What's the difference between all the chat bots? 

Although bots have a basic function to moderate your channel, they are all unique in their own way. Some offer features that are important in the beginning of your streaming career, others can help you customize your channel once you’ve already seen steady growth. Here are some of the basic differences:

Nightbot: great for streamers who are just starting out and need an easy to use bot. It’s also Discord integrated so it’s great for building your community and letting your supporters know when you go live.

Streamlabs Chatbot: has more features than Nightbot and it’s pretty easy to use for anyone already familiar with Streamlabs OBS.

Moobot: a similar program to Nightbot, Moobot offers some extra features; however it is not integrated with any other social media platforms (Discord, Twitter, YouTube).

Wizebot: offers plenty of standard features and some unique ones, such as the ability to see who unfollowed. It’s also a great bot to keep your stream and chat protected.

Botisimo: offers a bit of everything, although for maximum features (including bot name change) you will need to upgrade to a monthly subscription.

StreamElements Bot: offering only YouTube Integration, it compensates with a vast variety of other great features.

PhantomBot: offers customization of its features more than any other, but it requires some knowledge in Java and JavaScript.

How to add bots to Twitch

Some bots require you to authorize the integration of the bot with your streaming channel. These bots are cloud hosted and require you to invite the bot by entering a command in chat (usually that command is /mod {botname}).

If the bot was downloaded directly to your PC the process should be relatively similar. You begin by entering the bot’s website and Sign in/Log in/Connect first.

Make sure you’re logged in to your streaming channel. After you’ve given your bot the authorization to be linked with your streaming channel, move on to the bot’s dashboard.

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Lora is a chatty streamer who likes playing games both on maximum difficulty and just casually. She features daily debates with her viewers as well as some challenging game play. Prior to that she studied social work and wrote articles for non-profit organisations.