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Twitch-Chat sample

Using the Twitch sample bundle

The Twitch-chat example bundle in samples/twitch-chat demonstrates the ability to get access to a twitch chat and printing all messages of it. Here is a guide to how to get it working.


  • Working NodeCG & nodecg-io installation
  • a Twitch oAuth-Key

Note: If you don't have such a key yet, you can generate it on Just log into your Twitch account and copy the token.

Configure the Twitch sample bundle

  1. Start nodecg with nodecg-io installed. The Twitch-chat bundle is currently part of it so it should also be loaded.

  2. Go to the nodecg-io tab in the nodecg dashboard.

  3. Login using your password. If this is your first run, then enter the password with which you want to encrypt your configurations and credentials.

  4. Create a new twitch-chat service instance using the left upper menu.

  5. Enter credentials for twitch.

    The created instance should be automatically selected, if not select it in the upper left menu. Enter your Twitch oauth Key in monaco (the text-editor on the right) in this format:

        "oauthKey": "oauth:abcdef...."

    After entering it, click save.

    Note: If you don't see monaco on the right, try reloading the page.

  6. Set the created twitch-chat service instance to the service dependency of the Twitch-chat bundle.

    Select the Twitch-chat bundle and the twitch-chat service in the left bottom menu and then select the service instance that should be used by the Twitch-chat bundle (in this case the name of the previously created twitch-chat instance).

  7. Check the nodecg logs

    You should see an error or a success message and all twitch messages that are written in the twitch channel that is hardcoded in samples/twitch-chat/extension/index.ts.