Use the YouTube chat stream to run polls, quizzes, Q&As, wordclouds, and more

As simple as using the chat. No second screen.
StreamAlive helped make Airrack's live event Xtreme with interactive entertainment. Over 365k comments poured into the live chat. StreamAlive helped Eric do live tabulation of fans voting in the chat for distractions to be administered to the creators playing a ping pong match - and with less than 1 second of latency .
Benjamin Grubbs - Former Director, Global Head of Top Creator Partnerships at YouTube

Used by streamers, creators, organizations, and businesses

Running live audience interactions on YouTube should be simple


Keep your viewers glued to your screen, not their second screen. Keeping your viewer's attention and getting them to participate in polls, quizzes, wordclouds (and more!) is as simple as using the YouTube chat.

How does StreamAlive work?

No codes, embeds or funny URLs required* for YouTube Live sessions.
For your audience it's as simple as typing in the chat.

01. Set up your interactions

Before your event starts, add the interactions you want to run. Create your own questions, use ChatGPT to come up with questions for you, or use the library of pre-written questions.

Choose from polls, word clouds, spinner wheels, interactive maps, and more.

You can even add slides if that's the sort of thing you do on .

02. Connect to YouTube

Connect StreamAlive to your YouTube account and make sure it is enabled for livestreams. Once connected, all your upcoming streams will be displayed in StreamAlive. Add the set of interactions that you created in the first step to your upcoming stream.

Launch your audience interactions by connecting to your upcoming livestream.

03. Share your screen

The StreamAlive presentation console contains all your slides and interactions that you can run at any point. You can even add polls and other interactions at any point during your stream.

To experience what your audience sees, try our interactive sandbox.

* StreamAlive supports hybrid and offline audiences too via a mobile-loving, browser-based, no-app-to-install chat experience. Of course, there’s no way around a URL that they have to click on to access it.

All major platforms supported

StreamAlive isn't just for YouTube. We also love other livestreaming platforms.
(New platforms are added all the time!)

How you can use StreamAlive

Once your audience sees how easy it is to be an active part of your livestream and be heard, they’ll want to see it be used again and again.

Break the ice

Ask your audience where they’re from (or where they've been on vacation) and watch the chat box come to life as people realize this isn’t just another livestream.

Create excitement & joy

Run live polls, spinner wheels, word clouds and even emoji explosions to keep people engaged and focused on your session.

Capture Q&A and links

Our AI automatically sniffs out and collates audience questions, links, and emails so you don't miss anything while the chat flies by.

StreamAlive is used by anyone running a live session

Entertainment & Gaming
Webinars & Townhalls
Coaching & Education
Livestream Shopping

Live polls for YouTube Live

Turn your YouTube chat stream into a live poll. Ask your audience a question and let them vote directly in the chat. The results update in real-time.

No second screens required, and no sending your audience off to a different tab and away from your stream. StreamAlive helps keep your audience tuned in to what you have to say.

Learn more about live polls.

Word clouds for YouTube Live

Use the YouTube chat to create colorful word clouds that generate in real-time on your screen.

Getting your audience to participate is as simple as asking them to type their answers in the chat and StreamAlive does the rest.

Learn more about word clouds.

Interactive maps for YouTube Live

Plot locations on a map in real-time. Ask your audience where they are from, where they went on holiday, what their favorite city is, or any other geography question and see their answers plotted in real-time on a map.

StreamAlive's Magic Maps is the perfect ice-breaker for any YouTube livestream.

Learn more about Magic Maps.

Random spinner wheels for YouTube Live

Launch spinner wheels to choose items at random or use it to pick a random audience member.

No uploading audience lists to a spinner wheel site to pick a winner or tab-hopping in your browser. You can do everything within StreamAlive.

Learn more about spinner wheels and picking a random winner wheel.

Automatic Q&A for YouTube Live

Never miss an audience question again. StreamAlive's AI sniffs out questions from the YouTube chat stream and curates it into a reference library that can be accessed during the live session or afterwards.

Make things simple for your audience by getting them to put their questions in the chat and not in a hidden Q&A tab.

Learn more about automatic Q&A curation.

More delightful ways to engage your audience

Bring your chat stream to life with these additional audience interactions

Experience StreamAlive in our interactive sandbox (it’s free)