Text to speech has become more and more popular over the past few years on platforms such as Twitch and Youtube. Text to Speech allows a user to write a message to the streamer and have it read aloud on the stream. The message is usually read by a robot sounding voice.

In this article, we are going to show you how to set up Text To Speech Donations on your Twitch stream. This will allow you to add an interesting aspect to your stream as well as potentially make a lot more money. Let’s jump in.

How To Set Up Text To Speech Donations On Twitch

Generally, Text To Speech is triggered by a donation on your channel. That is what we will be covering in this article. However, if you have a smaller channel you may want to trigger Text To Speech with channel points.

For this example, we will be showing you how to set up the Text To Speech using the Streamlabs Alertbox. Follow the steps below to set it up:

  1. Open the Streamlabs Application on your PC
  2. Navigate to your main scene containing an Alert Box. Double click on the alert box to open Alert Box Settings
  1. When your Alert Box Settings open you may see this new “simplified” version. We want to go to the old Alert box Settings. To do this click on the “Looking for the old alert box settings” button.
  1. Once you are on the old settings page hit the “+” button beside Donations and select Donor Message on the right-hand side. Before proceeding ensure that you already have a donation page setup on Streamlabs.
  1. In the properties section scroll down until you see “Text To Speech – Enable TTS”. Toggle TTS on.
  2. If you want to set a minimum Text To Speech Amount you can add it in the Min. Amount to Read box. We recommend setting this between $2 – 10 depending on the size of your audience.
  3. Click on Done to finalize your Text To Speech Donations.

You have now successfully set up Text To Speech donations using Streamlabs. When users donate through your Streamlabs donation page they will be able to leave a message which will get read out on stream as long as the donation meets your chosen minimum donation.

Enabling Spam Security For Text To Speech

If you have watched Twitch for any length of time you will know that people like to abuse the text to speech feature. They will either trick the bot into saying something inappropriate or use an annoying TTS copypasta which goes on for a long time.

Streamlabs has a feature built-in allowing you to moderate the messages being sent in. It isn’t perfect but we recommend setting it to the medium setting to avoid getting a ton of spam messages.

To enable spam protection follow the steps below:

  1. In Alert Box Settings click on donations –> Donor Message
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and slide the Spam Security slider to medium

You have now successfully added Spam Security to your Text To Speech bot.

How To Set Up Text To Speech Using Bits

Bits are another form of donation on Twitch. Some people are more comfortable donating bits as they can do it in smaller amounts and don’t have to use a third-party payment processor to make the donation. If you are a small streamer we would recommend using bits for Text To Speech instead of donations as you will likely get more people using it.

Follow the steps below to enable Text To Speech with bits on your stream:

  1. Open the Streamlabs application on your PC
  2. Navigate to a scene with the alert box and double click on it to open the settings
  3. If you are on the new alert box settings click “Looking for the old alert box settings” button.
  1. Open the bits section and select Donor Message on the right-hand side
  2. Scroll down the selected properties and Enable Text To Speech
  1. If you want to set a minimum amount of bits for the message to be read out add it to the “Min. Amount to Read” Box.
  2. Click on Done to save your settings

You have now successfully set up Text To Speech using bits on your channel. This is great for smaller streamers to encourage more donations on their channel and make the stream more interactive.

Wrapping Up

You now know how to set up Text To Speech on your channel making your streams more fun and interactive while also making extra money. Just be careful of rude inappropriate messages coming through and be prepared to stop them if they do.

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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.