QuickStreamer – livestreamer GUI for Google Chrome

QuickStreamer - livestreamer UI for Google Chrome

QuickStreamer is an extension for Google Chrome that allows you to run livestreamer from your browser, without having to use the terminal.

Demo & Screenshots:

Supported Sites:

  • Youtube
  • Twitch.tv
  • Hitbox.tv
  • Want more? Comment below


Since QuickStreamer use Google Chrome’s Native Messaging API, you need to install both extension and a native messaging host, or it won’t work. The host app is writtent in Python so you can easily view the source code.

Install extension:

Chrome Web Store: QuickStreamer

Install/Update native messaging app:

Please make sure livestreamer work before following these steps.

To update the host app, just do all these steps again.

For Windows:

    1. Install Python 2.7.x (not 3.x) if you don’t have it installed. Install it at default folder: C:\Python27
    2. Download QuickStreamer’s host app, then extract it into C:\quickstreamer\ 
    3. Open install_host.reg
    4. If you don’t install Python at C:\Python27, edit the path to Python in host.bat
    5. Restart Chrome

For Mac OS:

    1. Run this code in Terminal:
      curl -s http://quickstreamer.codekiem.com/host/install.sh | sh Screenshot 2014-08-29 14.48.22
    2. Restart Chrome

For Linux/Ubuntu:

Not yet tested on Linux/Ubuntu 🙁 It may have the same process as Mac OS


( Update later )

How to use:

It’s pretty simple. Go to any live channel on supported sites ( Twitch, Hitbox, … ), then click on the QuickStreamer icon on the right side of the address bar. Select the quality you want and click “Open livestreamer”. Wait for a few seconds and the VLC Player will be opened.


  • 0.4.2: 2015/12/24. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
    • Add support for Crunchyroll.com (you have to add your crunchyroll account in to livestreamer’s config file first)
    • Allow other extensions to open livestreamer using QuickStreamer. Soon you’ll be able to do this in Twitch Now.
  • 0.4.1: 2015/11/02
    • Add support for Azubu.tv and MLG.tv
    • Reverse the quality list. Now it sorts from best to worst.
  • 0.4: 2015/07/25
    • New host app version. Mac users don’t have to open Chrome in Terminal anymore. Yay!
    • Rewrite many lines of code. Now it’s easier to add more sites.
    • Add support for Youtube.
    • Add “Open chat popup” for Twitch.
    • Remove unnecessary permissions.
  • 0.3: 2014/12/13
    • Update for Twitch API change (requires livestreamer 1.11.1 or later)
  • 0.2: 2014/08/31
    • Update the host app
    • Optimize memory usage
    • Add QuickStreamer into context menu.
  • 0.1: 2014/08/29
    • First version.

Hope you’ll find this useful. Any comments and suggestions are welcomed 🙂