A multi platform Twitch.tv browser for Streamlink

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Streamlink Twitch GUI

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A multi platform Twitch.tv browser for Streamlink

Streamlink Twitch GUI

Livestreamer Twitch GUI has been renamed

Streamlink Twitch GUI, previously known as Livestreamer Twitch GUI, has been renamed in early december 2016. A comment regarding this change can be found in the thread "The future of Livestreamer Twitch GUI".

Description

A graphical user interface on top of the Streamlink command line interface.

Streamlink Twitch GUI is a NW.js application, which means that it is a web application written in JavaScript (EmberJS), HTML (Handlebars) and CSS (LessCSS) and is being run by a Node.js powered version of Chromium.

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Features

  • Available on Windows, macOS and Linux
  • Supports both Streamlink and Livestreamer
  • Browse streams by popularity, game, community or team
  • Watch streams in the video player of your choice
  • Watch multiple streams at once
  • Access your subscriptions and followed channels or games
  • Filter streams by channel- or broadcasting language
  • Receive desktop notifications when new streams start
  • Join the Twitch chat by using customizable chat applications
  • Rich settings menu with lots of customizations and presets
  • Individual channel settings
  • Integrated default and dark themes

Why

One of the reasons for having bad viewing experiences on Twitch.tv is the usage of their HTML5 or Flash video player. Especially on mobile desktop devices, high CPU and memory usage and lack of GPU acceleration of the web browser can cause major issues like buffering, stuttering or low video playback frame rates.

With Streamlink Twitch GUI you're not dependent on your web browser and streams can be watched in the video player of your choice, enabling a smooth video playback. In addition to that, variable stream buffers will help you countering bad network conditions.

Please bear in mind that you're bypassing any ads run by Twitch by using this software. If you want to support Twitch or a single broadcaster, please consider buying Twitch Prime or subscribing to the broadcaster's channel. Thank you!

Download

Stable release

Visit the project's wiki for detailed installation and configuration guides, or just see the GitHub releases page if you don't need help. The wiki also includes a list of supported packages for your platform.

Please remember that Streamlink Twitch GUI, as the name already suggests, is only a graphical user interface (GUI) built on top of Streamlink. This means that Streamlink has to be installed on your system in order to be able to launch streams. Once again, see the wiki if you need help, as it also covers installing Streamlink.

Development version

If you want to test the latest unreleased version, you can do this by cloning the repository and building the application off the master branch. Further instructions can be found down below or here.
Please don't forget to report any bugs you may encounter. Thank you very much for helping!

Build

Building the application on your own is simple. Just make sure that the latest stable versions of Node.js and Yarn (or Npm) are installed on your system.
Then run the following lines from the path of your cloned repository to install all dependencies and to start the build process. You will then find the built executable inside the build/releases folder. See here for more detailed instructions.

yarn global add grunt-cli
yarn install
grunt release

Contributing

Every contribution is welcome! Please read CONTRIBUTING.md first.