Fix Broken Alerts & Widgets


Some of the main causes for alerts/widgets not working:

- While using Streamlabs OBS (SLOBS):

  • Check to make sure you have the correct widget theme, set for your scene collection.
      ∴ This would be done/changed in your Widget Theme Settings.

  • Make sure you have Streamlabs OBS installed on your C Drive.
      ∴ It's possible that having SLOBS installed on a different drive can cause issues.

  • Try turning on and/or off hardware acceleration, be sure to restart SLOBS after done.
      ∴ SLOBS > Settings > Advanced > Sources > Enable Browser Source Hardware Acceleration

- While using any Streaming Software:

  • Make sure you don't have your alerts paused or muted on our end.
      ∴ In your Recent Events, there are icons in the top right that allow you to pause/mute your alerts.
      ∴ The Speaker Icon should be full and you should see the pause button, when alerts are working.

  • Make sure you have your sources layered properly within your sources list.
      ∴ Example:

  • Check to make sure you don't have any variations overriding your alerts.
      ∴ This would be a section located at the bottom of your Alertbox Settings for each alert.

  • Make sure you don't have Alert Moderation Enabled.
      ∴ This would be a in the General Settings tab in your Alertbox Settings.

  • Make sure you have Alert Animations set for your alerts.
      ∴ Don't leave the Alert Animation blank, make sure to at least set to none if you don't want a Animation.
      ∴ This would be in your Alertbox Settings for each of your alerts.

  • Check to make sure that your Profanity Filters are not causing any issues.
      ∴ This would be in the Settings tab in your Donation Settings.

  • If you use Custom HTML/CSS in your alerts, try disabling the Custom Code in your Alertbox Settings.
      ∴ It's possible the code being used is not working correctly due to many reasons.
      ∴ Sadly we don't offer trouble shooting for Custom Code issues, sorry!

- For YouTube Streamers Specifically:

  • If the person who is subscribing, has their privacy settings enabled, to not share their subs;
      ∴ Unfortunately, no alert/notification will be shown on our end, due to API limitations.

- For Twitch Streamers Specifically:

  • If a someone subs and doesn't share the sub, on their end after they reload the stream;
      ∴ Unfortunately, no alert/notification will be shown on our end, due to API limitations.


Update your Software

Being on the most current version of your streaming software can help avoid any issues they may have been caused by old versions.


If you use Streamlabs OBS (SLOBS) 

  • Delete the sources for the Alerts/Widgets that are not working correctly.
  • Add a New Source > + > Widgets > Pick the Widget from the List that you want to use.
  • After doing that, you can use the Test Alert Buttons at the Bottom of SLOBS to test your alerts.

If that doesn't work....

  • Go back into SLOBS > Logout (Top Right Corner) > Restart SLOBS (Run as admin) > Log Back In.

At this point, your Alerts/Widgets should now be working. If not, try some of the solutions below.

Check your data and time settings

If your Windows Date/Time is incorrect, this could be causing the issue.

  • Please right-click your time in your Taskbar, then click "Adjust Date/Time", then move the slider from on to off and back to on.
      ∴ Do this for "Set time zone automatically" as well.
      ∴ Also make sure your computers BIOS Time is set correctly to.


Re-log your account

  • Most of our tools are heavily based on using the Twitch, YouTube, Mixer or other API's to pull info from your account.
    • It is possible that a connection between the two services is having issues, this will attempt to correct that.

  • Logging out of Streamlabs and then logging back in, with the streaming service account that was causing issues.
    • This will attempt to recreate this connection to correct any issues.

  • If you are using Streamlabs OBS, make sure you also try to log out of the application.
    • Via clicking the logout button on the upper-right, restart the application and log back in, to reactivate the widgets.


Re-add your links

  • Sometimes the issue originates from the connection between your streaming software and the website, or the cache within the source.
  • Try to clear the cache or removing your Browser Sources (OBS/XSplit) or Widget Sources (Streamlabs OBS) and re-add them to your software.


Re-link your account

It is possible that the connection between the two services has fully expired, which can also happen after making major account changes.

  • To resolve this you would want to disconnect your account from Streamlabs, which can be done using the guide found here.
  • Once you have unlinked your account, make sure you are already logged out of Streamlabs, then log back in.
  • You should be asked to re-confirm the required permissions needed to use Streamlabs and then you should be done.


Allow streaming software through the Firewall


IPv6 could be an issue, try this guide for a fix for that


Reset your API Token

NOTE: Doing this will require you to update all of your Streamlabs Widget URL's

  • Remove all Streamlabs Widgets from your streaming software.
  • Go into your API Settings: CLICK HERE
  • Once in your API Settings, click on the API Tokens Tab.
  • Then click the Refresh Button (you will need to confirm the popup in the top left corner)
  • Re-add your new widget links back into your streaming software.
  • Run a Test Alert, wait a few seconds, alerts should now be working.

ALSO NOTE: If you're using Streamlabs OBS (SLOBS)
- Before adding your widgets back in, you will want to:

  • log out (top right of SLOBS)
  • close and relaunch SLOBS
  • log back in when prompted
  • add your widgets back in
  • run a test alert to confirm

Now all should be working.


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