Today we’re adding three endpoints to the new Twitch API – Get User Extensions, Get User Active Extensions, and Update User Installed Extensions. Now you can get a list of all installed or activated extensions a user has on their channel - and programmatically change active extensions.
We’ve often heard streamers ask for the ability to quickly and easily activate extensions based on the game they are streaming to ensure the best viewing experience. These new endpoints let streamer tool platforms offer the ability to integrate extension switching into scene management, and game developers offer the ability for streamers to auto-activate their extension when launching their game.
Developers can do this by creating an application that uses the new Twitch API endpoint Get Streams to see what game the streamer is playing and uses the Get User Active Extensions endpoint to adjust which extensions are active on the streamer’s channel based on the API response.
Check out the documentation and let us know if you have any questions or feedback. As always, we’re excited to see what you build!