The 5 best Firefox plugins give you the smoothest Twitch experience

Twitch is doing a pretty good job of being one of the most visited sites on the internet right now, but what if Twitch could do better? There are a lot of Firefox plugins that have worked on this and they try to fix any issues you might have on Twitch.

We’ve put together 5 really good Firefox plugins for you, so if you want, you can try them out:

1. BetterTTV

BetterTTV is probably the most popular Twitch extension available, and if you want to get more emoticons on Twitch, BetterTTV is one of the easiest and best ways to do it.

BetterTTV lets you get access to whole new emotes on both a global and per-channel basis. If you ever see people spamming emotes in chat that you can’t see, it’s probably because they have BetterTTV.

In addition to getting more expressions. BetterTTV also adds some simple features to Twitch. For example, if you’re looking for some type of information, you can set up BetterTTV to highlight certain phrases, words, and even usernames.

If you don’t want to see certain words and phrases, again, you can blacklist them using BetterTTV. BetterTTV also lets you see deleted messages and links, and lets you join the channel anonymously without letting your username appear in the list.

In addition to the above features, there are many other features that you can set up according to your needs, enable and disable any feature you want to make the Twitch experience look the way you want it to be.

2. Video Ad-Block, for Twitch

Video Ad-Block works exactly what you’d expect, and it lets you forget about annoying Twitch ads.

Video Ad-Block’s approach to ensuring that you don’t have to watch ads on Twitch is a bit different from some other extensions that do something similar. Video Ad-Block does everything locally, which means there’s no use of proxies or third-party services to avoid ads.

Instead, Video Ad-Block switches your video stream to a 480p version without any ads. Once the ad is over, the extension automatically switches the streaming back to the viewing quality you used before switching.

When you first install the extension, it does require a lot of permissions on its own. However, the entire project is completely open-source and doesn’t collect any information about your viewing habits or similar, so you don’t need to worry about it.

3. User-Agent Switcher and Manager

Next up we have User-Agent Switcher and Manager. This add-on may not be an extension built specifically with Twitch in mind, but it remains incredibly useful all the same.

User-Agent Switcher and Manager is a Firefox add-on which lets you edit your user-agent string to be whatever you want. This means that you can tell websites that you’re browsing on mobile, for example, or that you’re using a different browser or operating system as you visit.

On the surface, this lets you do things like telling Twitch that you’re viewing on a mobile device in order to decrease load times and bandwidth consumption. But where this really shines is that it allows you to adjust the way that Twitch interacts with you in the form of ads and recommendations.

By adjusting how Twitch sees your device, you’re adjusting how Twitch tries to impact what you see, which is a powerful tool indeed.

4. 7TV

Aside from more Twitch emoticons, the coolest thing about 7TV is that it integrates well with both BetterTTV and Franker FaceZ.

You’ll find an emote menu at the bottom of your chatbox with the 7TV logo, which if you click will show you the global and channel emotes that you can use on any given stream. This emote menu integrates with both BetterTTV and FrankerFaceZ, so you can see their global and channel emotes as well.

7TV also comes with a couple of quality of life options that you can choose to enable as well. For example, you can enable a bypass for “message is identical” notices by having 7TV automatically add an extra space at the end of your duplicate message. Perfect if you want to spam.

5. Alternate Player for Twitch

Alternate Player for Twitch has changed the way Twitch displays its video browser, and if you don’t like Twitch’s layout, or just want a little freshness, there’s no doubt alternate Player for Twitch can do it.

The Alternate Player for Twitch cloth is not only smoother but there are some other interesting features.

For example, Alternate Player for Twitch automatically opens chests and collects channel points for you in chat. The chat is larger, letting you see more messages and emotes, and you can disable chat just as easily.

The player also claims to start up more quickly and takes up less RAM as well, amongst a long list of other benefits and features.


Several of the extensions on this list are great, and they can make your Twitch viewing experience even better. If you are a Firefox user and you are one of the twitch’s many users, you should of course install them.