save twitch past broadcasts

Twitch: How to save past broadcasts? [2020]

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We have been engulfed with a large number of social media platforms. One of them is Twitch which caters to millions of gamers every month, giving them a platform to broadcast, watch, and discuss games. The platform was launched in 2011. It is a huge community of like minded people giving themselves a chance to create interesting content together about anything they desire.

How to save past broadcasts on Twitch

Twitch is a paradise for those who want to watch video playing skills of others. Twitch is not just about watching but you can also play and create your streams if you think you are capable enough to do so. Some streams being played or created by others are so amazing that you may want to save them for reliving the experience and thrill again. So, many of you may want to save the past broadcasts as well and may contemplate how to do it.

The popularity of the platform is growing exponentially as it provides a unique environment for all of you who mean gaming and nothing else.

So here are few ways by which you can save and watch the past broadcasts of Twitch. 

For someone experienced and well-versed in gaming, Twitch may seem like creating a show for themselves and others. Here your skills are being shown off and you exhibit your gaming strategies. People cheer for your gaming skills and bestow you with Bits which is like an online simulated currency.

So, lets come to the matter at hand. Suppose you are a streamer or someone who watches other people’s stream, in case a stream particularly catches your attention what can you do to keep it with you for coming back to it later?

So below you are going to get familiarized with the step by step process by which you can save the streams as a streamer as well as a viewer. Read till the end to reap the full rewards.

As a streamer

Video On Demand

The first method to do that is by enabling the settings of VOD

Usually, a live broadcast disappears after you have watched, but, naturally, you may want to take some of your stuff offline so you can watch it later or to work with it in a video editing program.

  1. Go to your profile in the top right corner
  2. Go to Creator Dashboard in the first group of the profile options.
  3. Tap on the preferences.
  4. You will see the Channel option, click on it.
  5. Click the on/off switch parallel to “Store past broadcasts.”

The settings are automatically saved so you don’t have to click any save button. But be aware that this option only enables you to save your past streams for only 14 days for a normal user on Twitch and for a prime user the streams can be saved up to 60 days.

Highlight your streams

Another way is to highlight your broadcasts. In this method as well, you will make changes to enable Twitch to store your past streams. If you have not done that already, follow the steps mentioned in the previous method before moving forward.

There is a minor difference between highlighting and VOD. By highlighting your broadcasts, you can store them indefinitely in your highlights part instead of 14 or 60 days. Let’s have a look at the steps to do that:

  1. Log in to Twitch.
  2. Access the profile by taping at the yellow button at the top right corner.
  3. Click Channel, the first option in the drop-down list in your profile section.
  4. Go to the video tag in the middle section. You will find all your videos here
  5. Tap on All Videos option.
  6. From this option, a dropdown list will appear, click at Past Broadcasts. This box will filter and only show the selected option.
  7. Choose the video that you want to highlight, you will see the video loading on the screen.
  8. Under the video, click on the three dots adjacent to share and highlight.
  9. Click highlights, now your video is ready to make highlights.
  10. For creating highlights, drag and drop the ends of the yellow bar and tap on ‘Create Highlight.’  This will enable you to highlight even an entire video.
  11. Tap on the ‘Save Changes’ option to save the changes

As a viewer

You can not save videos as a viewer just like a streamer by following the above-mentioned steps. However, if you need your favorite videos saved the only way is to use Third-party Apps.

The most recommended Third-part app for downloading the steams on Twitch is by installing the Twitch Leecher. One important thing to note is that the application is only available for Windows.

The videos which you download with the help of Twitch Leecher can’t be uploaded on YouTube unless you have permission from the original owner as you are not authorized to do that due to copyright claims.

So be careful, and don’t get yourself in legal trouble

  1. Install the current version of Twitch Leecher
  2. To download your favorite video, you will have to right-click on the video. Go to the ‘Copy Link’ option and copy the URL of the video to be downloaded.
  3. Open the Twitch Leecher app in your start menu.
  4. The application window will open. Find the ‘Search’ at the top and click on it.
  5. Select the URL tab, a small empty box will appear in front of you.
  6. Paste the copied URL in the box.
  7. At the bottom, you will see the option of Search besides Cancel, tap on it.
  8. You will see the desired video loading in front of you.
  9. Tap on the download button under the video. There you will also find the options to change the original download settings such as quality, location, and related options. Make the changes if you want and then you are done.

This article summarizes ways to download past streams as a viewer as well as a streamer. i hope it answers many of your queries. Follow the steps and keep enjoying your favorite videos.

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