How to Get Twitch Drops Without Watching the Stream

Published by Nyau Wai Hoe - Updated on

Twitch Drops have become a cool way for gamers to get in-game rewards, exclusive items, and more just by watching their favorite streamers. But, what if you’re too busy to watch streams for hours? In this guide, we’ll show you some ways to get Twitch Drops without being glued to the streams. Whether you’re using your phone or Google Chrome on your PC, we’ve got you covered.

Also see: Twitch Drops Not Working, Drops Not Showing Up in Game

How to Get Twitch Drops Without Watching the Stream
Disclaimer: The tricks we’re talking about here are just for info and not official advice. Trying these ideas might not be totally cool with Twitch’s rules. So, it’s smart to look at Twitch’s official Terms of Service and Community Guidelines before you try anything. Be aware, using these methods could risk your account. So, think about it carefully and know the risks before you go ahead.

Get Twitch drops on mobile without watching the streams

If you mostly use Twitch on your phone, here’s a clever way to get drops without using a ton of data. Plus, the streamers still get your support with view counts. It’s a win-win. Here’s the setup:

  1. Open the Twitch mobile app: Make sure your app is up to date to use all its features.
  2. Go to the top left corner and tap “Profile” to get to your account.
  3. In the profile menu, tap “Account Settings”.Twitch app Account Settings
  4. Find “Preferences” in the menu.Twitch app Preferences
  5. Look for “Continue playing audio in background” and set it to “Always”. This keeps the stream’s audio going even when you’re doing other stuff or your phone is locked.Twitch Continue playing audio only in the background
  6. Find a Twitch stream with drops, go to their stream page, and tap the settings wheel icon, usually at the top right of the video. Choose “Audio Only” from the dropdown. This saves your data.Get Twitch Drops without watching stream on mobile
  7. Lower your media volume so it doesn’t bother you while you’re doing something else on your phone.
  8. Lock your phone but make sure the Twitch icon is still showing in your notification tray. If it is, you’re all set, and you’ll keep getting drops.

Note: Make sure Twitch is still running when you lock your phone. Seeing the “pause” option in your notifications means you did it right.

Related concern: Game Lag When Watching Twitch or YouTube on Chrome

Automate your Twitch drop claims with Chrome extensions

If you’re more into watching Twitch on a bigger screen and use Chrome, there’s a handy extension that makes claiming drops easy. You’ll still need to open a stream, but it does the reward claiming for you. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Open Chrome browser: Make sure you have the latest Chrome for the best experience with extensions.
  2. Go to the Chrome Web Store and search for “Automatic Twitch: Drops, Moments and Points”.Twitch Drops without watching Chrome extension
  3. Find the extension and click “Add to Chrome”. Let it have the permissions it asks for.Automatic Twitch Drops
  4. Look for the extension icon in your Chrome’s top right corner. Click it and make sure it’s turned “On”. This is important for it to start claiming drops for you.How to claim Twitch drops automatically
  5. Log into your Twitch account in Chrome.
  6. Open any Twitch stream with drops. You don’t need to watch actively. Just open it, and you can mute it. The extension handles everything else.Auto claim Twitch drops
  7. The cool part about this extension is it claims drops for you. Normally, you’d have to claim them yourself even after watching enough. This extension does that automatically.Get Twitch Drops without watching

Linked issue: Twitch Causing High CPU Usage on Chrome or Firefox

While this extension makes claiming rewards easy, you still need to have a stream open. You can mute it and do other things while it runs in the background. It’s great for multitasking and ensures you don’t miss any rewards.

To sum up

Twitch drops are a fun way to get cool stuff just by watching your favorite streamers. For those who can’t always watch live but still want the goodies, the tips above are super helpful. But, it’s always good to support streamers by watching when you can and maybe even subscribing. After all, they’re the ones giving you these awesome drops.

Nyau Wai Hoe
Nyau Wai Hoe is the Founder and Chief Editor of With a degree in software engineering and over 12 years of experience in the tech support industry, Nyau has established himself as an expert in the field, with a primary focus on the Microsoft Windows operating system. As a tech enthusiast, he loves exploring new technologies and leveraging them to solve real-life problems.

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