Once you’ve decided to use a sub notifier, you may be challenged to come up with a sound which is able to act as a sound for subscriber notification. In watching a lot of streams, here are some of the things that I’ve come up with that make a good subscriber notification.

  • Short. Generally speaking, you want something that is 1–3 seconds of significant noise. Most users have notifications on screen for about 5 seconds — this is the minimum for Livestream Alerts — but having the sub sound be somewhat less than that is good.
  • Something you can listen…


So, you’re a YouTube creator who is breaking into live broadcasting, and you want to reward new folks for subscribing to you, or for donating. Or you’re a user of the YouTube “sponsor” feature, who wants to let those supporting users get an on-screen thank you. Or perhaps you’ve got an audience supporting you via funding services like StreamTip and want to integrate those into your content. In any of these cases, it’s possible that Livestream Alerts is the tool for you.

(This tutorial is also available as a video, for those who are more visual learners.)

What is it?

Livestream Alerts…


Livestream Alerts is a web platform targeted at use during a live stream to acknowledge supporters of the livestream. With support for YouTube subscribers, Fan Funding, sponsors, and more, if you run a YouTube livestream, this platform may be for you.

With support for a broad set of donation platforms — not only YouTube Fan Funding, but also TwitchAlerts, StreamTip, StreamJar, and Imraising — Livestream Alerts provides resources that users of other platforms may also be able to take advantage of.

Livestream Alerts is based on the Open Source project “mirandum”, available on Github — so if you’re a developer…

Livestream Alerts

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