In the past, most streaming platforms did not allow users to save their live streams on their servers, but things have changed. Twitch, one of many such platforms, has had this feature for some time now, but not everyone knows how to use it. The Twitch feature in question is called Video on Demand, or VOD for short. This allows for users to save their streams for viewers to watch them soon after the stream has ended. Now, this feature may not be enabled by default, which is why this article exists.
We must say that this task does not take a lot of effort to complete from start to finish, and that has a lot to do with the easy-to-understand design of Twitch.
How to save Live Streams on Twitch
If the Twitch platform is not automatically saving your recently ended live streams for others to view, then you should not worry because we have the information you need.
- Open the Twitch website
- Log into your Twitch account
- Go to Creator Dashboard
- Take a step to the Stream section
- Enable Video on Demand
1] Open the Twitch website
To begin, you must first navigate to the official Twitch website. Type the URL into the address bar of your web browser, then hit the Enter key.
2] Log into your Twitch account
The next step to take here is to log into your Twitch account. In order to do this, please click on the Log In button at the top-right area of the homepage, then click the Log In button. From there, type your username and password, then complete the task by hitting the Log In button at the bottom.
3] Go to Creator Dashboard
After you’ve logged into your account, the next step is to click on your profile picture to reveal a dropdown menu. From there, you must select Creator Dashboard to move on to the next area.
4] Take a step to the Stream section
Once the Creator Dashboard is opened, please look to the left pane, and click on Settings. After that, select Stream to showcase a new section to the right.
5] Enable Video on Demand
Finally, you must scroll down until you come across VOD Settings. From under it, click the toggle button next to Store past broadcasts. From now on, Twitch will automatically store all streams without any effort on your end.
How to save Twitch live streams to your hard drive
Outside of saving your recent live streams to Twitch itself, it is possible to save such files on your hard drive as well.
- Open Twitch.tv
- Open the Channel section
- Go to Edit Videos
- Download the video you want
1] Open Twitch.tv
If you haven’t already, please visit www.twitch.tv via your web browser of choice, then log-in right away.
2] Open the Channel section
Next, you must click on your user avatar to reveal a dropdown menu. From that menu, then, please click on Channel.
3] Go to Edit Videos
Once you’ve fired up the Channel area, you must then click on the Video tab, and from there, select Edit Videos located at the top-right pane.
4] Download the video you want
You should now see a list of your videos saved on Twitch. To download, please click on the video, then select the vertical dots to the right. Finally, you should see the appearance of a dropdown menu. Click on the Download button from the menu and that’s it, you’re done.
What is Twitch used for?
Twitch is a platform on the web that allows users to watch their favorite broadcast via live streaming or pre-recorded. Folks who use Twitch usually broadcast a live stream of video games they like to play, and in most cases, the broadcast contains audio commentary from the player.
What is live streaming?
OK, so live streaming is when a video is sent over the internet in real-time without being originally recorded and stored. A typical live stream you might be used to, are news reports on TV and live content on Twitch, YouTube, and many others.