Customize your broadcast with overlays

Customize your broadcast with overlays

In a previous blog post we covered profiles as a big part of broadcast customization. Today we are going to talk more about overlays - new feature we added to help you stand out of the streaming crowd.

What is a stream overlay?

Overlay is basically a layout on screen that helps create an eye-catching and more interactive stream.

What are the overlays used for?

There's an unlimited variety of options streamers use them for: from creating vibrant backgrounds to announcing upcoming activities to displaying social media handles etc.


Melon supports you at each step so we added overlays to your profile. In Melon studio go to the screen settings and click on the overlay section. You can pick one of the templates we made for you or upload your own layout!

Overlay requirements:

  • File type: PNG, JPG or GIF with a transparent background
  • Dimensions: 1280x720
  • File size: under 10Mb

Just like any other stream profile elements (backgrounds, tickers, logos, banners), you can set different overlays and toggle between them during your show.

Happy streaming!