I’m not too proud of this but my laptop couldn’t handle streaming ‘Twitch Plays Pokemon’ and me doing day to day tasks and I can’t stop watching now. I’ve decided to use a spare Raspberry Pi have to keep the stream open 24/7 on a spare monitor I have.
Here’s a video:
Thanks to Livestreamer it is unbelievably easy to view this stream.
The following command will install Livestreamer:
apt-get install python-pip pip install livestreamer
To make things even simpler, I have also written the following python program that will open the stream to HDMI. You can set the line that runs this program as a cron job to run at boot if you wish.
import os os.system("livestreamer twitch.tv/twitchplayspokemon best -np 'omxplayer -o hdmi'")
Which you can get on your pi with:
Once it is downloaded you can run it with:
And it will open on your HDMI monitor.