According to official statistics, about 71 million hours of content is viewed on the Twitch platform every day! Therefore, for so many broadcasts viewers simply can not follow. But you probably already know that any Twitch stream can be saved. This VOD (video on demand) feature, is available to all registered users. Live stream videos are downloaded regardless of your account type. So you can watch the streams at a convenient time for you.
In addition, this feature will help streamers expand their channel. By enabling VOD storage, you can then upload your past broadcasts to other streaming websites.
But remember – live stream videos are not stored on the platform forever! You only have two weeks, after which the VODs on Twitch will automatically be deleted. Prime users in Twitch Partner or Twitch Affiliate status have the privilege to download their videos, for two months after the broadcast.
In our article, we will tell you in detail how to download your previous broadcasts and save videos on demand. It can be done quickly and easily! And so, our step-by-step instruction.
How do I enable automatic archiving?
In order to do this, you first need to enable the auto-download feature of your broadcasts. So, first, go to the Twitch website and log in to your account.
There, in the right top corner of the screen, you should click on your username icon.
Then, in the drop-down menu, go to "Settings".
Next, find the "Channels and Videos" tab.
Now, scroll down, open the "Settings" section, and then click "Stream".
All you have to do is toggle the "Store Past Videos" switch under "Stream Key & Preferences" in "VOD Settings".
You have now enabled the automatic download feature and from now on, all of your future broadcasts will be saved after they are finished.
How do you download your videos?
Now you can save archived Twitch streams, directly to your computer’s hard drive. To do this, also follow our instructions.
On the home page, in the drop-down menu under your profile icon, select “Video Producer”.
Click "All Videos" and then select "Past Broadcasts" in the drop-down menu.
Next, under the video, you want to save, press the “Download” button.
Now, select the folder on your computer where you want to save the video.
If you did everything correctly, the live stream videos you want are already on your hard drive.
P.S. However, if you want to download someone else's video from Twitch, you will have to use special tools (downloaders) for this purpose. Now there are a lot of these third-party apps on the internet. And in our next article, we will definitely tell you more about it. But remember, editing, monetizing, and sharing other streamers' videos to different platforms is illegal!