How to Save Twitch Streams on Twitch and on your PC

Twitch is a popular streaming service that is being used by tons of people. From streaming talk shows to games to even any live events for that matter. Twitch has it all. You will find a variety of content to watch from. However, Twitch for some reason doesn’t automatically save your Twitch streams which you could use later.

To save Twitch streams, you’ll have to dig into the settings. You can read on to know about these settings as well as the steps on how to save streams on Twitch and PC which you can later use to edit and upload as various Twitch clips on YouTube.

Twitch streamers will not only want their content to be viewed on Twitch but also on other platforms so that they can have a wider audience. So, the only sensible way is to share highlights or important parts of the stream and upload them to other platforms.

How to Save Streams on Twitch

If you are someone who wishes to share your content elsewhere, read on to know how to save your Twitch Streams. This guide will show you how to enable the Settings as well as tell you how you can download these Twitch streams too.

How to Save Streams on Twitch

Before we begin you will need to first enable the settings to save Twitch streams. By default, the settings to save your streams are off, so you will have to manually turn them on. Here is how you do it.

  1. First of all, head over to Twitch and log in with your account.
  2. Now, click on your profile picture that is on the right.
  3. A menu will drop down after you click on the profile picture.
  4. Select Creator Dashboard from the list.
  5. Your creator dashboard will now open up. Here is where you can adjust a lot of settings to your Twitch Channel.
  6. On the left side, click on Settings, and under that click on Stream.
    How to Save Streams on Twitch
  7. On the right side, scroll a bit down till you find the VOD Settings.
  8. There will be a toggle next to Store Past broadcasts. Click on the toggle to enable it.

Now, you need to know that if you are someone that uses a regular Twitch account, the saved streams will stay for 14 days after which they will be deleted automatically. However, if you are a Twitch Partner, Twitch Turbo, or an Amazon Prime Members Account, you can store your Twitch streams for 60 days. When the save time expires what do you do next?

Download Twitch Streams to PC

You can also save your Twitch Streams to your PC, and the file size can vary depending on the duration of the stream. You can follow these steps to go ahead and download your Twitch Streams onto your PC.

  1. Click on your Twitch profile picture to bring out the drop-down menu.
  2. From the menu select the Channel option.
  3. This will bring you to the home screen of your channel.
  4. Under your account name, you will see a few tabs.
  5. Click on the tab that says Videos.
  6. You will now see all your saved broadcasts over here.
  7. To download them simply click on Edit Videos.
  8. This will bring up the Video Producer panel.
  9. Now, select the video that you wish to download. 
  10. Click on the Watch option. It will now show you a drop-down menu.
  11. From the menu, simply select the download option.
  12. The saved Twitch Stream will now begin to download to your PC.


So there you have it. A simple and easy-to-follow guide on how you can save your Twitch Streams as well as download the streams to your computer right away. Sure it is a bit strange as to why the save broadcasts option is not turned on automatically. Well, it could be that Twitch doesn’t want its servers to be simply storing streams and then only later having to delete them which the person hasn’t even touched the saved streams.

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