How To See Mixer Chat While Streaming
Last Updated: January 6, 2020
Streaming is a great way to enhance your gaming experience. You will play your games as usual, just that this time, other people will see you while you do it. They will make comments in regards to how you play or what you should do. Both you and your audience will have a great time, especially if you are good at playing games and keeping your followers engaged.
You can even earn some money while you stream! Naturally, the better you are, the more followers your channel will have. Thus, the more money you will earn. However, keeping a channel is not that easy. In fact, it demands a lot of time to create the content and gather the number of followers required to monetize your channel.
Either if you are either hardcore or casual gamer, you should have heard of both Mixer and Twitch. There you will find streams for all sorts of games. However, there is a slight yet important difference, and it is that Mixer enhances the viewer-streamer connection. What does it mean? Well, Mixer developers claim that their platform reduces the latency, which is the time that separates the viewers from the streamer. In other words, you will be able to see your audience’s messages faster on Mixer than Twitch.
If you feel like kicking your way into the streaming world, you should note that the best way to keep people’s attention is to talk with them. Therefore, you have to pay attention to their comments. This means that you have to play, read, and answer all at the same time. Don’t worry; it is not impossible.
To be able to do it, you have two options. You either build a dual monitor set up, or you use a streaming tool such as XSplit or OBS. Obviously, the latter is cheaper than the first. So let’s learn how to display the Mixer chat box while you game.
Download the Streamlabs tool from this page https://streamlabs.com/. Head to the products option and then click on the Streamlabs OBS (it is the first option at the top).
Now, open your Mixer account, click on the top right corner (profile picture), and then swing to broadcast dashboard.
From here, click on the broadcast option; it is the first option on the top.
Click on the Stream Setup option and then choose the OBS Streamlab software.
Now, you must configure everything to your liking. Note that if you don’t have a stream key, you have to wait 24 hours to create it.
Now, it is time to set everything on OBS. Head to the left side of the screen, and click on the chatbox option.
Here, you can configure your chatbox options. For example, you can activate or deactivate moderator badges, or you can change the chat font. On the black screen, you can see the changes that you made in the chatbox settings.
Once everything is set to your liking, head down to, and click on save settings.
Go back to the OBS main screen, and click on the plus icon to add the chatbox source.
On the pop-up menu, head to the left and click on the chatbox option. Then, click on the add source button on the top left corner of the pop-up menu.
Finally, click on the add source option. All that is left is to drag the chatbox and put it wherever you want.
Now, you can chat with your audience as you play. Of course, it is better to have a better screen. But this is a cheaper solution. I know; the process is quite long. But once you do it for the first time, you will no longer need this guide; happy streaming!