Welcome OBS-Websocket!
Published on December 13, 2021 by Ben Torell

One of the most popular third-party plugins for OBS Studio has long been the OBS-Websocket plugin, a plugin that gives users the ability to control OBS functionality through a robust websocket API. This plugin has served as the basis for a wide range of novel functionality, third party apps, and even hardware devices. After long consideration, the OBS team has decided to begin moving toward shipping the OBS-Websocket plugin by default in a future major release! Contributors Palakis and tt2468 have done incredible work on this plugin, and we're happy to be working with them to make this happen and provide this functionality as a core feature of OBS Studio.

The OBS-Websocket project had its own Open Collective page, and we have now merged that page as a project under the primary OBS Project Open Collective page, which can be found here. If you were already supporting the OBS-Websocket project on a regular basis, you don't need to take any further action, as your subscription should still be intact. That said, we wanted to make this announcement ensure that everyone was aware of the change and act accordingly if they felt the need to.

As always, the OBS team is extremely thankful for the generosity of all of our financial contributors! You are the lifeblood that helps us continue to improve and advance the project. ♥