How to Set Up Media Sharing in Streamlabs

Have you ever wanted to learn how to let viewers media share on your Twitch, Facebook, or YouTube stream? With the Streamlabs Media Share widget, you can interact with your viewers by allowing them to publish video clips directly onto your stream whenever they send you a tip.

Note that in order to remain within the Terms of Service of your streaming platform, we recommend you review each video in the queue first, or get help from a mod to check videos submitted by your community.

To Enable Media Sharing:

Step 1: Visit and log into the dashboard

Step 2: On the left side of the dashboard click on “All Widgets”


Step 3: Click on Media Share


Step 4: You’ll now be on the Media Share settings page. Click “Enable” on the top right of the page.


After you enable Media Share, a popup will ask you to choose between auto-show videos or auto-hide videos.


Auto-show is great for streamers that have moderators that can filter the content before it’s shown live. Auto-hide is great for streamers that don’t have moderators and/or want to manually play media themselves. You can change this setting later from the “recent events” tab, where you will manage all of the media sent to you.

Please note: After you enable Media Share from the dashboard settings, a new option to add media will appear on your tip page.


Choose Your Preferences

  • Price per second: This defaults to ten cents. For every ten cents tipped to you, one second of the submitted content will play.
  • Subscriber Price Per Second: Lower the price per second for your most loyal viewers
  • Min. Amount to Share: The minimum tip amount required to submit a media request
  • Max Duration: The maximum length of a video or song
  • Buffer Time: The amount of time between videos
  • Spam Security: This cross-references YouTube’s video rating to filter by quality and view count. Generally speaking, the higher the rating and view count, the less likely it is to violate Twitch’s ToS.
  • Media Progress Bar: The interface element for playback

Adding Media Share to Streamlabs Desktop:

Step 1: Open Streamlabs Desktop

Step 2: In the “Sources” sections, click the + sign


Step 3: Click the Media Share widget and name your source


Step 4: You’ll be given the option to adjust any settings here before adding your widget to your stream


Step 5: Click done and your media share widget will now be live on your stream 

Please note* If you’re using different software to stream like OBS Studio, XSplit, or something similar, you will need to copy and paste the widget URL into your scene as a browser source.

How to Manage Your Media

Now we’re ready for the fun part! When Media sharing tips come in, the queue will be located in your Dashboard under the “Recent Events” tab.


Now click on “Media Share” from the options at the top, and you’ll see all of the videos your viewers sent in the Pending Media section.


Click on the green checkmark to add them to your queued media. Please note* If there is no video in your queued media section, it will automatically appear at the top waiting for you to press play. 

Remember, you can toggle whether to show or hide the video that is playing in the upper right and also change the volume.


At the bottom, “Pending media” is where videos will first appear when a tip is received. These are ready to be reviewed for appropriate content and approved before being added to the queue. This is a great task for a moderator to handle for you when you’re focused on your stream, so we’ll show you how to add permissions.

Granting Permissions to Moderators via Shared Access

Step 1: In the dashboard under “Account”, click on“Settings”


Step 2: Now Click on “Shared Access”


Step 3: Go to “Created Invitations” and click on “Create Invitation” 


Step 4: Allow a trusted account to become a moderator or administrator. For media share, they will need at least moderator privileges. Be sure that anyone you invite is someone you know personally and trust with managing your stream with you.


You’re all set with advanced media sharing! Now you’re ready to laugh, cry, and cringe along with your viewers to whatever clips they want to share with you.


About Streamlabs

Founded on the belief that we want to help creators make a living do what they love, Streamlabs provides a robust suite of features to help creators better engage with their fans, grow audiences, and improve monetization. Building on this mission, Streamlabs is expanding its product with 1) Melon, our browser-based streaming studio, 2) Willow, an all-in-one bio link tool, 3) Oslo, a video review and collaboration tool, and 4) Lucra, a live streaming platform for ticketed events.

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