Having music on your stream is a great way to to keep viewers more engaged. Unfortunately we are unable to play copyrighted music on our Twitch streams anymore due to copyright laws. Luckily there are some great creators out there creating copyright free music which we can use on our streams.

One of the biggest problems is knowing what music is copyrighted and what isn’t. You don’t want to accidentally play a copyrighted song or you may get a copyright strike on your stream.

Luckily we can utilize services such as Pretzel Rocks which we are going to cover in todays article. Let’s jump in.

What Is Pretzel Rocks?

Pretzel Rocks is a music platform that allows you to play licensed music on your stream without fear of getting a copyright strike. They offer over 370,000 songs on their platform including songs from popular artists such as Above and Beyond, Netsky and Zomboy.

How To Use Pretzel Rocks On Twitch

Using pretzel rocks on Twitch is really easy. Just head over to the Pretzel Rocks website and sign up. You can create an account by logging in with your Twitch Account.

Once you have created your account you will be directed to the Pretzel player. If you are familiar with Spotify this will be really easy for you to use.

Once in the player you can select the Artist or playlist that you want to play. Click play and you’re good to go. Your audience will now be able to hear this music playing in the background of your stream.

Before you go live I would recommend checking the audio levels to ensure the music is not overpowering your game volume or your mic volume.

Pretzel Desktop App

You can also download and use the Pretzel desktop instead of using the web based player. If you plan on using it a lot using the desktop app is likely a much better solution.

How Many Songs Does PretZel Rocks Have?

Pretzel rocks has over 370,000 Twitch safe tracks as well as over 10,000 tracks that you can use in your Youtube videos. To access all of these tracks you will need a paid version of Pretzel Rocks. The free version grants you access to 40,000 tracks.

What Categories Of Music Does Pretzel Rocks Have?

In the free version of pretzel rocks you can get access to 12 different stations with different styles of music.

These include:

  • Alternative
  • Chill
  • Chill Jazz
  • Chiptune
  • Country
  • EDM
  • Hip Hop
  • LoFi
  • Metal
  • Pop

No matter what style of music you like there is going to be something for you.

What Does The Free Version Of Pretzel Rocks Contain?

While there are paid versions of pretzel rocks the free version is more than enough to get you started with music on your stream. The free version of Pretzel rocks gives you access to:

  • 10 Rotating Stations for the perfect vibe
  • 40,000 Twitch safe tracks
  • 5,000 Youtube Safe Tracks
  • Twitch chat bot

How Much Does Pretzel Rocks Cost?

You can see below that there is a free version which includes 40,000 tracks however if you want access to all tracks you will need to upgrade to the premium membership. This membership costs $99 per year or $9.99 per month depending on how you want to pay.

Check out our guide on The Best Copyright Free Music For Twitch

How To Add Pretzel Rocks “Now Playing” To Streamlabs/OBS

If you are using the Pretzel rocks desktop player you can easily add a now playing section to your Stream. This will allow your audience to see what song is currently playing and check it out easily if they like it.

Follow the steps below to add a Pretzel Rocks now playing section to your stream:

  1. Open up Streamlabs or OBS Studio
  2. Go to sources –> + Source
  3. Add A Window Capture Source
  4. Give Your Source a Name “Pretzel Rocks Now Playing” –> Click Add Source
  5. In the Window Capture Settings select Pretzel Rocks as the window
  1. Click on done to add the Pretzel Rocks window to your scene
  2. We can now edit the Crop the Pretzel rocks player to only contain the now playing section. To do this click on it and drag the edges while holding ALT to crop the player. We have a full guide to cropping here.
  3. You will end up with your now playing like this. Feel free to move it anywhere on your scene.

Is Pretzel Rocks Safe For Twitch?

Pretzel rocks is 100% safe for Twitch. They have the licenses to all the music on Pretzel rocks to ensure that you can legally play it on your stream. They guarantee that if a song enters their player it is safe for use on Twitch.

Is Pretzel Rocks Safe For Youtube?

Yes, however only certain songs are safe for Youtube use. While Pretzel Rocks contains over 370,000 songs on their platform only 10,000 of them are currently safe for use on Twitch.

To ensure that you don’t get a copyright strike on Youtube while streaming you should put Pretzel Rocks into youtube safe mode.

To do this go into the player and turn on Youtube Safe at the top. Once this is selected the player will only play songs that are safe for use on Youtube.

Wrapping Up

You should now be able to use Pretzel rocks on your Twitch stream without fear of getting a copyright strike on your channel. It can be scary the thought of having your channel shut down by strikes so it is a good option to use a service such as Pretzel Rocks to provide the music for your stream.

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