For over two years, I’ve been focused on making TwitchBot into what it is today. Now it’s time for a bit of a change: we’re renaming TwitchBot to Streamcord.
Now, you’re probably wondering a few things already:
- Why are we changing TwitchBot’s name?
- What does this mean for the bot itself?
- Why does the new name and background color look like Streamlabs?
Why are we changing TwitchBot’s name?
To answer your first question, let me pull an excerpt from Twitch’s terms of service.
TWITCH, the Twitch logos, CURSE, the Curse logos, and any other product or service name, logo, or slogan used by Twitch, and the look and feel of the Twitch Services…are trademarks or trade dress of Twitch, and may not be used in whole or in part in connection with any product or service that is not Twitch’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers…without our prior written permission. Any use of these trademarks must be in accordance with any guidelines that Twitch may provide you from time to time.
You may already see our problem here.
Twitch (reasonably) doesn’t want their logos / name to be used to create false claims that a third-party service is affiliated with themselves. Now, in the footer of TwitchBot’s website, we state that “ TwitchBot is not operated by or affiliated with Twitch Interactive, Inc.” Well, as it turns out, that little notice isn’t enough. As you know, TwitchBot uses Twitch’s logo, color, and name pretty much everywhere.
We haven’t received any formal notices from Twitch’s legal team yet. But, to avoid a cease-and-desist or some kind of a court case, we’re taking preventative measures so that doesn’t happen.
What does this mean for the bot itself?
None of TwitchBot’s core features will change. You will still receive notifications like normal. However, there will be a few important changes:
- First and foremost, a new name and logo
- A new website (conveniently named streamcord.io)
Bot list links, our Twitter handle, Discord server, commands, and everything else will stay the same.
Why does the new name and background color look like Streamlabs?
Yes, I know. Streamlabs is similar to Streamcord. And we use a similar color. It’s just a coincidence, and I happen to like the mint green color that I chose. Streamlabs’ main color is actually way more blue than Streamcord’s is. You also can’t copyright the word “stream.”
We plan to have the changes into effect by December 1st. Hopefully, this transition will be smooth with minimal disruption to everybody’s experience. If you have any questions, please reach out to us via our Discord server.
As always, thanks for using TwitchBot- er, Streamcord.