Todays the day!
Twitch’s Kraken API gets turned off in checks watch just over three hours!
I know I’m just about ready, but if you are not, and you already missed the shutdown test windows, heres some notes!
There is a v5 Migration guide – https://dev.twitch.tv/docs/api/migration
DO NOT FORGET this also effects the Extension API endpoints (such as Send PubSub message and Send Extension Chat message), this doesn’t affect the Extension JS Helper!
For most server to server operations you can use a Client Credentials Access Token
Most people will likely be using Ajax calls in website front ends and are now confused how to migrate, there are two routes for this problem. You either ask the user to login with Twitch to provide a token to use (this is how my GitHub examples work) but not very user friendly, you don’t want to prompt the user to login to your website JUST to show them if your stream is live or not. The second route is your frontend needs to call your server and the server uses a Client Credentials token to call the API with.
Alternatively if you are doing something “simple” such as “check my stream is live” then you should consider moving from API calls to EventSub instead. Then when a channel changes Title or stream status, Twitch will tell you in (near) real time. Collect and store that data in a database, and now your website doesn’t need to call the Twitch API each time someone loads your website.
For further help migrating or to join us for the DEATH TO KRAKEN party (bring your own confetti) join us on the Twitch Dev Third Party Developers Discord you can find a link on the Twitch Dev Support Page
For reference here is the Dev Forums link with the shutdown window timings: https://discuss.dev.twitch.tv/t/legacy-twitch-api-v5-i-e-kraken-shutdown-reminder-february-28-2022/36589 the shutdown originally announced back in July.
If a feature is missing or theres something you need thats not in Helix, don’t forget to file a UserVoice. I know a lot of people need/want Clip Offsets so make your voice heard with UserVoices and votes on existing issues. See also my mega UserVoice sheet. And checkout the GitHub for known issues.