Twitch streamers and viewers must be familiar with Better Twitch TV (BTTV), which is designed to provide unique custom emotes. These emote allow your viewers to express themselves through exciting and funny images. Every Twitch streamer has a number of customized emotes, and most of them use BTTV for it.
Lately, a lot of Twitch streamers are shifting to other streaming platforms like YouTube or Facebook, but these platforms do not have a lot of emotes. This is why BTTV recently came up with a new update that allows YouTube streamers and viewers to use BTTV emotes using their extension. This guide will help you understand how to use BTTV emotes on YouTube.
Connect BTTV to YouTube:
Enabling BTTV emotes on YouTube is relatively easy. Follow these steps to do so:
- Visit betterttv.com
- Download the extension and log in using your twitch account. You can only log in via Twitch, so create a new
- Twitch account if you don’t have one.
- Open the “Dashboard” page after logging into your account.
- Click on the “Connections” option on the left sidebar in the BTTV dashboard.
- You’ll find the “Connect with YouTube” button under the Connection page.
- Click on the button and allow BTTV to access your Google account.
- After you give the access permission, BTTV will be linked to your YouTube account, and you can see it on your dashboard. You can also find the “Disconnect Youtube” option once you link your account under the connections page.
- Also, provide access permissions to the BTTV extension once you connect your YT account.
Using BTTV Emotes as a Viewer:
After you’ve installed the BTTV Emote extension and connected your YouTube account with it, you’ll be able to use these emotes on BTTV-enabled channels as a viewer. Here’s how to use BTTV emotes on YouTube live streams as a viewer:
- Open the Live chat of any of your favorite streamers.
- Type the name of any particular emote that you’d like to use. BTTV Emotes are case-sensitive so ensure that the capitalization is correct.
- Alternatively, you can also click on the Emoji button on the bottom-left side of YT chat to open the BTTV Emote menu, where you’ll find the list of all the enabled BTTV emotes on the channel.
- You are only allowed to use limited emotes that the streamer has enabled on their channel.
Using BTTV Emotes as a Streamer:
For streamers with BTTV connected to their YouTube account, you’ll have to pick or upload the emotes you’d like your viewers to use in your chat. Here’s how you can do it:
BTTV offers a wide range of trendy shared emotes streamers and viewers can use. To use these shared emotes in your Livestream, you’ll have to add these emotes to your BTTV account. Here’s how you can add them to your dashboard:
- Visit betterttv.com and open the dashboard after logging in.
- Under the left sidebar, click on the emotes option.
- You’ll find a shared emote segment on this page.
- Here you’ll get a list of all the popular categories of shared emotes, and you can click on any emote you’d like to add to your YouTube Livestream.
- Click on the emote you like, and you’ll get an “add to channel” option.
- Remember that you can only use a total of 15 emotes by BTTV on the free plan.
- You can replace these 15 emotes with other ones anytime you want. All you’ve got to do is remove the emote you no longer wish to use on your channel by opening it from the emote section and clicking on “Remove from the channel.”
Uploading Custom Emotes:
If you like exclusiveness and want to use some unique emotes, you can also upload custom emotes on BTTV. Here’s how you can do so:
- Open the BTTV dashboard and click on the Emote section.
- Click on the “upload emote” button on the right side. Fill in all the required details, which include the emote name or code, approval note, and the contact email. Upload the image in PNG or GIF format.
- Check out and agree to all the emote guidelines and click on the upload button.
There’s a slight possibility that you won’t be able to find the selected shared and custom emotes on your Livestream instantly, as it may take some time for BTTV to integrate these emotes with your YouTube account. So, you’ll have to wait a bit before your viewers, and you can start using these emotes on your Livestream.
Also, if you’re a Twitch streamer already using BTTV on your Twitch live streams and you’re looking to try out YouTube, you don’t have to go through the process of selecting and uploading the emotes again. All you’ve got to do is link your google account with BTTV, and you’ll be able to use all your Twitch emotes on your YouTube live streams.
Difference between BTTV’s free vs. Pro Plan
BTTV is a free service for the most part, and there’s no need to subscribe to the pro plan for most users as the free plan allows you to use up to 15 custom or shared emotes, which are more than enough. But if you enjoy using BTTV and want to appreciate their work, you can do so by subscribing to their Pro plan (4.99$/mo), which will give you additional benefits and rewards. Here’s what BTTV pro has to offer:
- Use up to 100 custom and shared emotes on YT and Twitch (+5 emotes every month up to 200 emotes)
- Upload 5 non-gif emotes (one additional non-gif upload for every month’s subscription)
- Faster emote approval
YouTube is one of the biggest platforms after Twitch that offers a lot of benefits and opportunities for streamers. In this article, we’ve explained how to use the popular Twitch extension BTTV on YouTube. It’ll allow viewers to use funny, exciting, and unique emotes unavailable on YouTube.