Broadcast Companion


This plugin, in combination with the theme Broadcast Lite will send off a request to the API to pull your stream information and insert it into your theme. The data which it oulls from twitch.api is as follows:
* Online status
* Game playing
* Viewer Count
* Vods


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->Broadcast Companion screen to configure the plugin
  4. Simply add your username to the settings page and the plugin will do the rest.
  5. When used in conjunction with the Broadcast Lite theme, the data pulled from the API will be insterted into your theme.


2 June 2020
Used it on one of my sites, and loved the way ot works. Thank you for your contribution
7 January 2019
I originally used the free version of this theme and loved it so much that I bought the premium version. The countdown application in the stream helped my audience grow while also keeping me on a dedicated schedule. New visitors to my site were able to view my stream and engage with my audience without any issue. I actually can't rate this application highly enough. After my experience with the theme, I tried both their Twitch TV Easy Embed plugin and their Twitch TV Rail plugin; I vouch very highly for both. Highly HIGHLY recommend use of any and all product that StreamWeasel provide. They're a great company. Very hands on and have actively replied to any/all emails/request for support I have. I freaking love them.
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Contributors and Developers

“Broadcast Companion” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Change Log


  • Cleaned up some errors encountered with WP_DEBUG enabled


  • Added the ability to pull Clips, Highlights, or Past Broadcasts


  • Fixed a bug where ps4 streams were not showing as live.


  • Removed the second sponsor link.
  • Fixed a bug with embedded streams.


  • REQUIRED UPDATE: Anyone not running this version after April 30th 2020 – Broadcast will cease to integrate with Twitch API.
  • Reverted twitch API usage back to kraken.
  • Broadcast now pulls your top clips instead of most recent broadcasts, this is due to a limitation in kraken API.


  • Fixed a bug causing issues on Broadcast Lite.
  • Fixed a bug with stream in embedded mode.


  • Upgraded Twitch API to helix.
  • Fixed a bug with the Watch Now button.


  • Added an auto-embed option.
  • Added notice for YouTube support.


  • Fix for the missing fist VOD.


  • Fix for broken VOD tile (first tile had broken thumbnail).
  • Name change – Broadcast Companion (Twitch).
  • Added notice for Mixer support.


  • Upgraded API call for vods to helix.
  • Vod thumbnails are now a better size.


  • Tiny fix for sites running Broadcast on https.


  • Fixed an issue where the StreamWeasels logo was being inserted into Broadcast PRO theme.


  • Fixed an issue with the game playing text not displaying in the nav.


  • Added a default StreamWeasels affiliate link to theme.
  • Added code to handle stream modal.


  • First release.