When you first start your stream there is always a few minutes between pushing the go live button and your audience starting to show up. This is why some streamer have an intro screen for a few minutes at the start of their stream.

It’s a great way to allow chat to roll in and say hello to each other while you make sure everything is running smoothly on your end. In this article we are going to look at where to get an intro screen for your stream and how to add it to Streamlabs and OBS.

Best Place To Get An Intro Screen For Streaming

1. Custom Intro Screen From Fiverr

One of the more interesting intro screens I have is a modification on the “Lo-fi” girl style designs. There is one specific designer on Fiverr who can create this type of design for you. Check out some of their work below.

Just send the designer an image of your setup and they will come back with a cartoon animated image. You can then use this in Streamlabs or OBS and overlay a countdown timer to start. If you do want to add your chat to your scene I would recommend telling the designer before they start so they can create room for it.

If you want something a little more toned down you can check out some of the other gigs on Fiverr for creating static intro screens for Twitch.

2. Take An Image Of Your Setup

Having a custom intro screen that stands out and is part of your brand is a great idea. One of the best I have seen to do this is frslushh. He has a video of his stream setup overlaid with stream chat and a countdown timer to start.

He took a video of his setup in the dark with all his RGB on and plays it as a pre-recorded video at the start of his stream. This is a simple way to get a start screen if you have an aesthetic stream setup and it looks amazing.

3. Own3d.tv Start Screens

If you want to get a start screen fast then check out Own3d.tv where they have 100s of different overlay packages. Most of their overlay packs include Start screens, End Screens and Pause screens.

This is the start screen that I personally use on my stream. Check out all the other Overlays and Intro screens on Own3d.tv.

4. Placeit Start Screens

Place it has 100’s of different stream intro templates, both free and paid. On Place it you can easily edit the templates yourself to add your own personal touch.

Intro Screens For Streamers

How To Add Intro To Streamlabs

Step 1 – Add New Scene To Streamlabs

Open your Streamlabs and add a new scene by clicking on the + icon in the scene manager section. You can then give your scene a name you will recognise. Click Done when you are finished.

Step 2 – Customise Your Scene

You can now add your image or animated file to your scene. Download the file from wherever you purchased it and drag it into the Sources tab.

You will now see your start screen in your scene.

From here you can add other elements to your starting screen. Some common ones are:

Step 3 – Switch Between Scenes

At the start of your stream you will now be able to open with your Intro/Start screen and then switch to your talking or gameplay scene when you are ready to start.

How To Add Intro To OBS Studio

Step 1 – Add New Scene To OBS Studio

Open your OBS Studio and navigate to Scenes and click the + icon. Give your Into scene a name and click OK.

Step 2 – Customise Your Scene

You can now drag your image or video for your intro scene into the sources box.

Your intro scene background will now appear in OBS Studio.

If you have an animated video background you will want to double click on your start screen source and make sure you have loop selected otherwise the video will end and be removed from the screen.

From here you can add other elements to your starting screen. Some common ones are:

Step 3 – Switch Between Scenes

Now that you have added your intro scene to OBS you can start your stream on this scene then switch out to other scenes as your stream progresses.

How To Create A Twitch Intro With Music

Adding music to your intro is also a nice touch and can help to convey your brand as well as giving your audience something to listen to while they wait. Just make sure that the music you play is not copyrighted.

Where To Get Non-Copyrighted Music


We mentioned Streambeats earlier in the article so I won’t touch on it much more.

  • Free musics in multiple genres
  • Can stream on Spotify
  • Limited number of songs

Epidemic Sound

Epidemic sound is a premium platform with a wide range of songs available to use on stream or in your Youtube clips. You get a full license to use the songs in your videos.

They operate on a monthly subscription model but you can get a 30 day free trial to check it out.

They have over 32,000 tracks you can play on your stream so a little more than the Free Streambeats alternative.

You will also be able to monetise your Youtube videos with these songs without risky copyright strikes on your channel.

How To Add Music To Your Intro

One way you could add the music to your intro is by creating a video with your Intro image or video and then adding the music to it in an editing software. You could create the video 2 min long and play it at the start of your stream.

Alternatively you could just play an intro song when starting your stream.


Wrapping Up

By now you should have a brand new intro screen added to Streamlabs or OBS Studio ready to warm up your stream before you make your grand entrance. If you do end up creating a really interesting intro screen and want to show it off feel free to link to your stream down below in the comments.

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James is a marketer by day and gamer by night. He loves sharing his Marketing background in the world of streaming. When he's not working on campaigns he's likely to be spotted in Verdansk.

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