Have you ever watched an epic Twitch stream and wished you could save it to watch later? Or maybe you want to preserve your own broadcasts after going live. Downloading Twitch videos is handy whether you’re a streamer or viewer.
This guide will teach you super simple methods to:
- Enable Twitch video archiving
- Download your own broadcasts
- Use a nifty third-party app to download ANY Twitch video
I’ll share tips to avoid hiccups and store videos on your computer for offline viewing. Let’s dive in!
Archiving Your Streams
As a Twitch streamer, special settings allow you to automatically save broadcasts to your channel. Videos typically remain available for 14-60 days depending on your account status:
- Partners: 60 days
- Affiliates: 14 days
- Standard users: 14 days
Here’s how to enable archiving so you never lose a stream again:
- Visit your Twitch profile dropdown menu
- Choose Settings
- Select Channel & Videos > Preferences > Channel
- Toggle Archive Broadcasts to the “on” position
Boom! Now all your livestreams will be saved for later downloading. Let’s cover that next…
Auto-Archiving Turned On? Now Download Your Twitch Videos
With archiving enabled, you have a limited window to download videos before Twitch deletes them.
- Partners: 60 days
- Affiliates/Standard users: 14 days
Don’t wait too long! Follow these steps:
- Go to your Twitch dashboard
- Click your profile picture dropdown menu
- Choose Video Producer
- Select the three-dot More menu by the video
- Click Download
- Choose file save location on your computer
Repeat for any broadcasts you wish to save permanently. Easy peasy!
💡 Pro Tip: Check your Video Producer section regularly to download vids before the 14/60-day deletion.
Using Twitch Leecher App
What if you want to download someone else’s Twitch video? The platform doesn’t allow it normally, but a third-party app called Twitch Leecher lets you rip and save any public video or stream.
⚠️ Warning: Twitch does not support or recommend this software. Use carefully at your own risk!
If you wish to proceed, here are the basic steps:
- Download and install Twitch Leecher
- Launch the app and log into Twitch
- Browse videos and right-click the one you want
- Choose Copy Link Address
- Return to Twitch Leecher > URLs tab
- Paste link and click Search
- Select Download next to the video
- Pick resolution and save location
That’s all it takes! The app handles the rest. You now have an mp4 file to watch offline. Pretty handy, yeah?
Just be wise about re-posting others’ content without permission!
I hope this tutorial gave you a painless introduction to downloading Twitch vods. Now you can save your own archives forever and even snag someone else’s if you want.
Stream on! 👋