Although Twitch.tv is a livestreaming platform, the VOD feature (Video on Demand) is still a significant part of it.
Sometimes our favorite streamers initiate a broadcast during times when we’re unable to watch. Besides blaming the different time zones, there’s one more thing that we can do, and that’s downloading Twitch videos.
Twitch stores finished broadcasts in the form of a video if the streamer previously enabled this option on their channel. But, if a video has a special meaning to you, downloading it on your PC is the best way to keep it safe.
This guide will teach you how to download Twitch VODs.
Method 1: Downloading Twitch Videos From Your Channel
Before we get into the method for downloading videos from your own channel, there’s something you need to enable in your account settings on Twitch.
Follow the steps below to do so easily.
- Open Twitch.tv on your browser and sign in to your account.
- Click on your avatar icon which is located in the top-right corner of your screen. Then, from the menu that shows up, select Creator Dashboard.
- Now, you’re seeing the main panel with all sorts of settings related to your Twitch account. On the left side, select Settings and then Stream from the dropdown menu.
- Under the “VOD Settings” section, activate the Store past broadcasts option.
After you do your next broadcast, you’ll be able to find a video of it (VOD) on your channel. To see the video, follow the steps below.
- Click on your avatar icon in the top-right corner of your screen, then select Channel.
- Now, select Videos from the horizontal menu on your channel. See the image below.
- Here you can see the videos on your channel. Click on Edit Videos to access the Video Producer panel.
- Select the video(s) you want to download, and click on the three vertical dots right next to the “Watch” option. From the dropdown menu, select Download.
- The video will take a few seconds to process and prepare, and then the download will begin.
You’ve now successfully downloaded a Twitch VOD in a .mp4 format on your PC. Feel free to store it wherever you think is the safest.
But, things are a bit different when you want to download a video that belongs to someone else’s channel. Check the next section for more information on that.
Method 2: Downloading Videos From Other Twitch Channels
For the previous method, we downloaded videos from the Video Producer panel which is a part of our channel. But, since now we’re trying to download a video that belongs to someone else’s channel, this method won’t work.
The solution here is to use a Twitch video downloader.
As you’ve probably guessed, there are many downloaders available out there. This is purely personal preference, but for this example, we’ll be using one called Keepvid because of its simplicity and user-friendliness.
Follow the steps below to successfully download a Twitch video using this online platform.
- Open the Twitch video you wish to download in your browser.
- Select the URL and copy it to your clipboard.
- Paste the URL into the empty bar on Keepvid and hit Enter on your keyboard.
- You’ll be taken to a page where you need to confirm your download once more by clicking a button. Then, the file will start downloading on your PC.
You’ve now successfully downloaded a VOD. Store it on your PC or somewhere on Cloud if you want to keep it for a long time and re-watch it sometimes in the future.
You can choose different qualities for the download if you are worried about space or prefer a quicker download.
This Twitch Video Downloader works flawlessly, but you can always use another one if you are not satisfied with your experience.
Now you can download any VODs you like from Twitch and store them so you can do a re-watch in the future.
For more information on VODs, you can always check out the official article from Twitch covering this topic. Their guide includes answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this subject.