Top 10 Chatbots For Streaming 2021

In 2021, chatbots are a great tool for live streaming, and Streaminal is here to provide a review of the best chatbots available. We will be reviewing the top 10 chatbots to use in channel moderation, games, and other applications.

Chatbots are very common to see in today’s chat communities. However, not all chatbots are the same and research should be considered before choosing the right fit for your streaming needs. Luckily for you, we have gone through and compiled this Top 10 Review for the best chatbots currently available. Below we will cover features, pros, and cons for each chatbot so that you can make an educated decision for which one works best for your stream.


Nightbot

Nightbot is one of the most popular chatbots available. It is compatible with Twitch and YouTube Gaming – sorry Facebook Gaming. It offers a cloud-based chatbot with an easy-to-use interface and boasts many features including custom commands, mini-games, media requests, and giveaways. Nightbot is a great choice for new streamers learning the ropes with chatbots.

Nightbot integration with Twitch and YouTube Gaming
Nightbot is compatible Twitch and YouTube Gaming.

Features

  • Twitch and YouTube Gaming Compatible
  • Cloud Hosted
  • Discord Integration
  • Auto-Moderation for Chat
  • Custom Commands
  • Chat Logs
  • Spam Filters
  • Timed Messages
  • Mini-Games
  • Song / Media Request (SoundCloud or YouTube)
  • Giveaways

An interesting feature Nightbot offers is that it can track loyal viewers and add them to a special list giving the ability to bypass spam filters and link protection. This means your regular viewers can gain a sense of trust from you and be allowed some special privilege’s over new people popping in for the first time.

With Discord integration, Nightbot will bring your Discord Channel to a whole new level. It will allow any of your custom commands to be used within Discord, but better yet it will sync your viewer base with specific roles you can create. For example, Nightbot will sync your Regular Viewers for a Discord Role and will also sync your Twitch mods to a specific Discord Role. This allows anybody with perks in Twitch Chat to also carry the same perks over to Discord Chat.


Fossabot

Fossabot is a chatbot claimed to provide the ultimate chat experience built by the community, for the community. Stating to be a no-nonsense, interactive, fast, simple, and user-friendly chatbot. Fossabot is currently only compatible with Twitch.

Compatible with Twitch.
Compatible with Twitch.

Features

  • Twitch Compatible
  • Cloud Hosted
  • Auto-Moderation for Chat
  • Custom Commands
  • Spam Filters
  • Timed Messages
  • Audit Chatlogs
  • Discord Integration
  • Streamlabs Integration
  • Twitter Live Tweets

Fossabot may not provide as much viewer entertainment as the other chatbots – lacking minigames, but don’t be fooled it is still a powerful chatbot for channel moderation. It has gained the approval of many big named streamers, such as Sodapoppin, HasanAbi, and Myth who personally use the chatbot in their channels.


Moobot

Another familiar name in the streamer chatbot industry is no doubt Moobot, which is one of the oldest chatbots around going back to the Justin.tv days. It is another cloud-based chatbot that offers similar features to Nightbot for increasing viewer engagement and moderation. Moobot always has the streamer in mind maintaining consistent updates and development to stay competitive with the newest features. Unfortunately, Moobot is only compatible with Twitch at this time. Moobot offers many core features for free, however, it should be noted there are three premium packages added for a $4.99, $14.99, or $24.99 monthly cost.

Moobot is only compatible with Twitch.
Moobot is only compatible with Twitch.

Features

  • Twitch Compatible
  • Cloud Hosted
  • Discord Integration
  • Custom Chatbot Naming ($24.99/mo Premium feature)
  • Game Integration (Apex Legends, League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, Valorant)
  • Auto-Moderation for Chat
  • Community Loyalty Features (Premium feature)
  • Custom Commands (max 25, unless paying for Premium)
  • Spam Filters
  • Timed Messages
  • Mini-Games
  • Song / Media Request (SoundCloud or YouTube)
  • Giveaways
  • Polls

One distinct difference with Moobot from Nightbot is that you can create a custom chatbot name for your community. This means you do not need to keep the default name Moobot and change it to something like Streaminal_Bot. Though this is only available through upgrading Moobot to the top tier premium and not available for free.

Another unique feature of Moobot is the game integration – currently supporting Apex Legends, League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and Valorant. This will allow your viewers to use chat commands to pull your latest ranking and win/loss data. The current chat commands for game integration are:

  • Apex Legends: Current Rank, Current Legend, Current Level, Current Legend Total Kills, Account Total Kills, Account Total Damage
  • League of Legends: Current League (Bronze, Silver, Gold, etc.), Current League Points (LP)
  • Teamfight Tactics: Current League, Current League Points, Current Wins (1st place only), Current Losses (2nd – 8th place), Win Rate
  • Valorant: Current League

Moobot even at it’s free core-features is a solid choice for a chatbot and is also very user friendly for beginners. It may take more time to setup than Nightbot, but once set it’s relative low maintenance afterwards.


StreamElements Chatbot

StreamElements Chatbot is another solid choice, especially if you are using OBS Studios with the OBS.live plugin. The Chatbot is cloud-based and offers a multitude of chat modules that can easily be toggled on and off through the dashboard. StreamElements Chatbot is compatible with Twitch and YouTube Gaming.

StreamElements Chatbot is compatible with Twitch, Youtube, and Facebook.
StreamElements Chatbot is compatible with Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook.

Features

  • Twitch and YouTube Compatible
  • Cloud Hosted
  • Custom Chatbot Naming
  • Auto-Moderation for Chat
  • Custom Commands
  • Spam Filters
  • Timed Messages
  • Mini-Games
  • Song / Media Request
  • Leaderboards
  • Giveaways
  • Stream Store
  • Twitter Integration (automated tweets)

A feature worth discussing is the loyalty point system in conjunction with the stream store. Viewers can earn points by interacting in chat to climb the leadership board. In time, the viewer can accumulate enough points to then spend them in your stream store for special rewards. Another example would be viewers can also use the !redeem command to send a custom GIF to show up on stream.

Lastly, with Twitter integration, you can announce your going live tweets automatically through the chatbot as it will send a tweet as it sees you booting up the stream. Special users can also have their tweets posted to chat via the chatbot.


Streamlabs Chatbot

Streamlabs Chatbot (previously known as Ankhbot) is very much a popular option among many. It can either be downloaded as a standalone software program or as a cloud-based chatbot. It is compatible with Twitch and YouTube Gaming offering very similar features compared to StreamElements.

Compatible with Twitch and YouTube Gaming
Compatible with Twitch and YouTube Gaming

Features

  • Twitch and YouTube Compatible
  • Local or Cloud Hosted
  • Custom Chatbot Naming (Prime feature for Cloudbot)
  • Auto-Moderation for Chat
  • Custom Commands
  • Spam Filters
  • Timed Messages
  • Mini-Games
  • Song / Media Request
  • Leaderboards
  • Giveaways
  • Stream Merch Store

There are a handful of features that this chatbot offers. Some notable ones that differ from its competitors would be viewers can instruct the chatbot to queue up in line to play with the streamer, can record quotes from the streamer, and spendable currency similar to StreamElements but for sounds to play on stream.


Wizebot

Wizebot takes a unique approach to chatbots. It takes an RPG take on viewership where your viewers can participate in a Level Up System based on their chat activity. It also has features to save clips and pulling a list of subscriber names. Wizebot is current only compatible with Twitch.

Wizebot is compatible with only Twitch.
Wizebot is compatible with only Twitch.

Features

  • Twitch Compatible
  • Cloud Hosted
  • Auto-Moderation for Chat
  • Custom Commands
  • Spam Filters
  • Timed Messages
  • Mini-Games
  • Follower & Unfollower Lists
  • Subscribers List
  • Rank and Level System
  • Virtual Currency / Virtual Store
  • Game Integrations (7 Days to Die and Project Zomboid)
  • Twitter Integration

Similar to Moobot, Wizebot has incorporated game integration for 7 Days to Die and Project Zomboid. Subscribers will be able to trigger hordes of zombies or provide airdrops – all purchased in your virtual store spending your own virtual currency for your channel.

Wizebot also comes with your own custom website for your channel. Here you can provide details dedicated to your channel as well as your streaming setups.


Deepbot

Deepbot is a rather versatile helper with diverse functionality. However, this cloud-based chatbot is not free, it is currently in beta and requires a $5/month access fee to unlock all features or a one-time $10 fee for limited features. This isn’t a huge monthly cost, but most of these chatbot features are available for free from other chatbots. Deepbot is currently only compatible with Twitch.

Deepbot is only compatible with Twitch.
Deepbot is only compatible with Twitch.

Features

One-Time $10 Fee

  • Loyalty Points
  • Raffles
  • User Management
  • Media / Song Requests
  • BankHeist/Arena Games
  • Custom Commands
  • Timed Messages
  • Betting
  • Polls

$5/month Fee

  • All One-Time Fee features
  • Follower Notifications
  • Subscriber Notifications
  • Donation Notifications
  • Stream Chat Overlay
  • Drag Race Mini-Game
  • Auto Hosting
  • Commercial Manager
  • Advance Channel Messages
  • Discord Integration

The BankHeist mini-game popular on Twitch was invented by Deepbot. Players can bet points on stream in hopes of winning more through the heist. The bigger the bet, the better the payout is from the heist, but also a larger chance of losing it all – the risk is up to the viewer.


Own3d Chatbot

Own3d is a popular site for unique overlays and alerts, but now has a chatbot to offer. If you are looking for a one-stop-shop or already use Own3d services then this might be a chatbot for you. The chatbot is currently only available for Twitch.

Own3d Chatbot is only compatible with Twitch currently.
Own3d Chatbot is only compatible with Twitch currently.

Features

  • Compatible with only Twitch
  • Moderation Tools
  • Custom Commands
  • Timers
  • Giveaway

The chatbot does not have custom naming features, so it will appear in chat named as OWN3D. Make sure to /mod OWN3D so that the chatbot can moderate any unwanted chatting.

The chatbot is still being actively developed and some features are locked behind closed beta access until it’s ready to be released. This chatbot is worth checking out if you are already a fan of Own3d, however, the current state of the chatbot is on the basic side of things.


Phantombot

Phantombot is an open-sourced program that offers many features and a plethora of customization. This chatbot tends to lean towards the more advanced users who understand the fundamentals of how chatbots work and operate. Phantombot pushes itself to be the self-proclaimed most customizable Twitch chatbot and is under constant development releasing new features. It can be integrated into a range of programs including Discord, Twitter, and Youtube. Phantombot is currently only compatible with Twitch.


Phantombot is only compatible with Twitch.
Phantombot is only compatible with Twitch.

Features

  • Compatible with only Twitch
  • Custom Commands
  • Mini-Games
  • Betting and Gambling
  • Raffles
  • Completely Customizable (Java and JavaScript)
  • Custom Announcements
  • Custom Alerts
  • User Permission Levels
  • Program Integration (Discord, Twitter, YouTube, StreamElements Alerts, Streamlabs Alerts)

Phantombot is a fantastic customizable chatbot. It may not be the most user-friendly so it’s recommended for the more advanced users, but if you truly want a unique chatbot from everybody else this would certainly be the chatbot for you.


Coebot

Coebot is a basic chatbot geared towards people who do not want too much complexity or customization. It offers several pre-configured commands and does not require too much tweaking out of the box. Overall, this is probably the smallest chatbot in terms of features on the list. Coebot is currently only available for Twitch.

Coebot is only compatible with Twitch.
Coebot is only compatible with Twitch.

Features

  • Chat Moderation
  • Custom Commands
  • Mini-Games
  • Urban Dictionary Definitions
  • Throw Objects to Users
  • Hug Users
  • Random Number Picker
  • Giveaways

Coebot is a very basic lightweight chatbot. If you aren’t looking for the bells and whistles then this chatbot might be the right one for you.


Conclusion

As you can see there are plenty of different chatbots to choose and each tries to deliver a unique atmosphere for your community. The most popular chatbots are Nightbot, Fossabot, StreamElements, and Streamlabs. We personally have tried out many of these chatbots and found ourselves sticking to StreamElements and Streamlabs chatbots. They offer more than enough features for the chat community and are user-friendly to work with – plus most of us are streaming using OBS Studios with StreamElements OBS.live plugin or Streamlabs OBS. Although, if we were to pick a standalone chatbot from the ones included in broadcaster software we would probably stick to Fossabot or Nightbot.

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