OK, so we understand many folks who use Twitch would like to download videos from the platform. Whether it be their own or someone else’s, the question is, how can we get this done in the easiest way possible? Well, there are a few options freely available to all who are interested.
How to download Twitch videos
We’re going to discuss how to download your own Twitch videos via Twitch itself, and videos of other streamers via free third-party tools available on the web. From our point of view, these are some of the best methods folks can use right now.
How to store videos on Twitch
Before you can download your previous streams, you must first enable the Storing feature because it is not turned on by default.
- Visit the official Twitch website.
- Log into your account by using the correct credentials.
- Click on your profile photo.
- Select the Settings option from the dropdown menu.
- Click on the Channel and Videos tab.
- Look to the panel on the left and select Stream.
- From there, scroll down and toggle on Store Past Broadcasts under VOD Settings.
From now on, Twitch will store all future streams. But bear in mind if you have a Basic account, Twitch only allows up to 14 days to download content. To increase that number to 60, you must have a Premium account.
How to download your own Twitch videos
When the time comes to download your own Twitch videos, the task is pretty simple, really. So, let us have a little discussion about that.
- Click on your profile icon via the Twitch homepage.
- Select the Video Producer from the dropdown menu.
- Click the three-dotted button next to a video, then select Download.
With the video now saved to your computer, you can upload it to other platforms or share it with friends.
How to download Twitch videos from other creators?
Before you consider downloading videos from other Twitch streamers, you should make sure the content is not copyrighted. If that is the case, you cannot use it anywhere else but for your personal viewing pleasure. Follow this rule and you won’t be faced with a potentially massive lawsuit hanging over your head.
Now, when it comes down to downloading videos from other creators, this task should be well known to those who are used to downloading video content from various platforms.
Twitch Leecher: Visit the official GitHub page to download Twitch Leecher. It’s an app designed for the downloading of videos from the popular streaming platform. Use this tool to search for Twitch videos, and once you’ve found what you want, hit the Download button. Note that you won’t be able to download subscriber-only videos with Twitch Leecher.
4K Video Downloader: Some streamers have the means to stream in 4K, so if you want to download those videos, then we suggest using 4K Video Downloader. The good news is, it can pull a variety of resolutions, so it is not limited to 4K. Go ahead and download the tool from the official website. Once up and running, simply copy the URL of the video, then paste it into 4K Video Downloader to get it on your computer. Bear in mind the free version limits your download speed and the number of Twitch videos you can download each day.
KeepVid: If you’re not interested in downloading a tool to get yourself some Twitch videos, then how about using an online tool? We want to recommend KeepVid because it was designed specifically for Twitch and works quite well. Visit the official website, then paste the copied URL of the video. Alternatively, you can search for a video using the box.
Streamlink: If you’re using a Mac, and do not want to use online tools, then we suggest giving Streamlink a test drive. The downside here is, Streamlink is not as straightforward as the others on this list, and that is because it is a command-line tool. The official GitHub page will deliver all the information you need to learn how to use it. Also, this tool is available for Windows and Linux as well.
Can you download Twitch videos to watch offline?
Yes, it is possible to download Twitch videos for offline viewing. You can download your own videos easily via Twitch, but if you want to download videos from others, then you have no choice but to use third-party tools, of which many are available free of cost.
Can you download Twitch on PC?
Everyone knows of the web version of Twitch, but not all know of the desktop app called Twitch Studio Beta. From our testings, we can say for certain that it performs quite well, but it does require more system resources when compared to using Twitch via a web browser.