Raspberry Pi as a dedicated “Twitch Plays Pokemon” Viewer

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:

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.

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.


    1. Hi mitch, try os.system(“livestreamer twitch.tv/twitchplayspokemon best -np “) in the python script, let me know how this goes.

  1. Could you do a video tutorial for those of us who have no idea about livestreamer and scripts? I would totally be thankful if you could do that.

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