Overlays on Maestro: The Basics

Learn the basics of overlays on Maestro.

Overlays are a powerful way to engage with your audience in real-time. Not only do overlays add dimension to your streaming, but they create a data feedback loop that can help you reach your live streaming goals.

Maestro offers seven different overlays and eleven different calls to action, so there are plenty of options to meet your specific needs.

Streamers can click "Overlays" in the admin bar to access this feature.

Let's take a moment to check out some of Maestro's overlay options.


Messages are text-based overlays that can have a call to action (CTA) added to the end.
These are great for quick, real-time messages that you'd like to blast out to your audience.

Lower Thirds

Lower third overlays are graphic images that can have a baked-in CTA. These are great for creating anticipated moments or configuring sponsor placement during the stream.

Polls and Trivia

Polls and trivia can be sent in real-time with an immediate response rate from the audience. These are great for surveying the audience, keeping the audience active during downtime, and linking to quests for rewards

Poll Results

Poll results display the results from a previous poll or trivia question.


Highlight a specific tweet and prompt users to retweet. Tweet overlays are great to use during downtime or in conjunction with quests to reward users for participating in a viral moment.

Live Raffle

Raffle overlays can be compared to a virtual t-shirt cannon. Viewers can enter a raffle and win a reward.

Live raffles are a great way to keep users engaged and on their toes since the opportunity to win a prize could pop up at any time. Raffles have a direct correlation to increased watch time and engagement

Call to Action (CTA)

Here are a few of our top CTAs:

  • Open Link
  • Show Panel
  • Play Video
  • Show Person
  • Show Group
  • Facebook Share
  • Email Collect
  • Show Player Stats
  • Go to Channel
  • Login
  • Tweet

Streamers can also create custom CTAs for unique actions with their own branding and any deeplink.

Choosing the Right Overlays 

Each stream is different and may require different overlays and calls to action. Reach out to your Account Manager to discuss the best overlay strategy for your stream to make sure you are getting the most from the platform.  

Check out Maestro's overlay and CTA examples sheet to get the most out of these engagement tools.