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Watching a stream on Twitch doesn’t have to happen during the live stream.

If you want to watch it later, you need to download Twitch VOD and there you are – you can watch your favorite stream at any time, even when you are online.

As a regular follower of a number of streamers, I cannot follow everything live, so I download streams all the time.

As a streamer, this possibility helps me grow my audience because, like me, there are people who cannot watch me as I go live.

In this article, I will guide you through all the steps and help you understand how to download Twitch VODs on several devices.

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    Downloading VODs

    The important thing to know if you own a Twitch channel is that you need to enable the VOD storage option.

    Once you have done this, you will be able to save past broadcasts.

    This is useful for you as a streamer in two ways.

    One is because you can use the saved Twitch videos and upload them on any other streaming website that you are using.

    The other reason is that your viewers can reach your past broadcast videos even when you are offline, which will help you get and keep your audience.

    If you have a regular Twitch account, your past streams will be saved for two weeks after the initial stream happened and it will be automatically deleted after that time has passed.

    Twitch Affiliates and Twitch Partners, as well as Twitch Turbo and Prime users, are allowed to store past broadcasts for as long as two months, after which these VODs cease to appear.

    How to Download Twitch VODs

    There is an automatic download feature that you should enable in order to store past videos on your account.

    • Go to the Twitch website.
    • Sign in with your login details.
    • Click your username or profile picture in the top-right corner.
    • Select Settings and then the tab Channels and Videos. The latest version has the option Creator Dashboard.
    • On the left-hand side menu, open Stream.
    • Under Stream Key & Preferences, locate the option Store Past Broadcasts and toggle it on.
    • You should also enable the Always Publish VODs to make them accessible to others.

    When you finish these simple steps, your future broadcasts will be saved automatically to your account and will be accessible for being downloaded.

    Doing this directly from Twitch is the best way. The only thing you need is a stable internet connection and enough storage on your computer.

    What follows in our little guide is the explanation of the steps you need to take when you want to download Twitch videos on various devices.

    But before we dive into the individual guides, there is one note to have in mind: if you are using a computer to download Twitch videos, you can do it from the Twitch website directly.

    On the other hand, should you choose to the this on your phone, you will need a third-party app – a Twitch VOD downloader.

    How to Download Twitch VODs on Windows and Chromebook

    This is a simple endeavor, as you will see in a few seconds.

    • Access your browser and open the Twitch website.
    • Click on your username in the top-right corner.
    • Choose Video Producer from the list.
    • Open the All Videos tab and choose Past Broadcast.
    • Find the video you want and click the three dots next to it.
    • Select Download. Some versions may show the words Begin Download, which is the same thing.

    After this process, your computer will begin downloading the video.

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    The process is the same when you choose to download Twitch videos on both Windows and Chromebook.

    How to Download Twitch VODs on Android

    The best Twitch VOD downloader for an Android device can be found under the name Download Video for Twitch – VOD & Clips Downloader.

    Here is how you can save Twitch videos using this app.

    • Open Twitch in a browser.
    • Tap the three dots in the top-right corner.
    • Choose Desktop site.
    • Find your username in the top-right part of the screen and tap it.
    • Go to Video Producer.
    • Find the video you want and copy the link. You can do it by copying the link from the address bar or by making a right-click and choosing Copy Link Location.
    • Open the app Download Video for Twitch – VOD & Clips Downloader.
    • In the upper part of the screen, you will see a blank space where you can paste the copied link.
    • Click the Download button.

    How to Download Twitch VODs on iPhone

    A free media player application that can be used on an iPhone is VLC. It is also useful for Twitch video download.

    Here is how to download videos using the VLC app.

    • Open the Twitch website on your iPhone.
    • Tap the aA sign in the top-left corner.
    • Tap ‘Request Desktop Website’ in the drop-down menu.
    • Open the drop-down menu by tapping your username in the top-right corner.
    • Select the Video Producer option.
    • Browse through your broadcasts until you see the one that you want to download to your device.
    • Copy the VOD link.
    • Now open the VLC application.
    • Choose Network from the navigation menu at the bottom.
    • A list will appear – tap Downloads.
    • At the upper part of the screen, you will see a place to paste the link you copied.
    • Paste and tap the Download button.

    You will be able to watch the stream on VLC when the download is complete.

    How to Download Twitch VODs on Mac

    If you are using Mac, you can easily download Twitch VODs without a third-party app. Here is how:

    • Access the Twitch website.
    • Click your username in the top-right corner.
    • Select Video Producer in the drop-down menu that appears.
    • Select the tab All Videos, and click Past Broadcast.
    • From the list of your previous broadcasts, find the one that you want to download.
    • Click the three dots next to that video.
    • You will get a pop-up menu – select Download.

    The video will be downloaded to your Mac device.

    However, this method works only if you want to download your own Twitch streams.

    In case you want to download someone else’s stream, you will need a third-party app installed.

    How to Download Twitch VOD Videos from Someone Else’s Stream

    The Twitch website allows you to download only your own Twitch VODs.

    If you want to do that, you will have to use a third-party app. The best thing to do is to install Twitch Leecher.

    Twitch Leecher

    Twitch Leecher is a completely free app that enables you to download Twitch videos without considering whether you have created them or not.

    It is useful to know that sub-only videos cannot be downloaded with Twitch Leecher.

    If you want to use Twitch Leecher to download videos, follow these steps:

    • Download the Twitch Leecher app.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions of the installation wizard.
    • Open Twitch Leecher.
    • Click the Search button from the top menu.
    • In the window that appears, go to the Twitch channel that you want and the particular Twitch stream that you want to download.
    • Make a right-click on the video and select Copy Link Address (the wording may be slightly different, depending on the browser).
    • Return to Twitch Leecher and find the URLs tab.
    • Paste the copied link in the designated space on the URLs tab.
    • Click the Search button that is located at the bottom of the screen (not the one you clicked in step 4).
    • Click the Download button.
    • Now you will see a list with some VOD settings. Adjust them and click the Download button again.

    FAQ

    How do I download someone else’s VOD on Twitch?

    You cannot download a Twitch video that is not your own using just the Twitch website. A third-party app such as Twitch Leecher can help you to download Twitch videos from any of the many Twitch streamers that use the platform.

    How do you download VODs on Twitch Mobile?

    You can use Twitch mobile app to access the link to the Twitch streams that you want to download. However, do start downloading them, you will need another app, as downloads directly from Twitch are accessible only from a computer.

    Can you export Twitch VODs?

    Yes, you can export your Twitch videos to YouTube by linking your Twitch account to your YouTube account. For this, you must enable the platform to save Twitch streams automatically. Then, you can simply export the videos of your choice to YouTube in the Connections tab of the Settings menu.

    Conclusion

    If you are an avid streamer on the Twitch platform, you will surely want to save videos of your live streams so that any VOD (video on demand) becomes accessible for both you and your followers.

    If you are a Twitch partner, the period when one VOD is available is longer than it is for a regular streamer.

    The process of downloading these videos is simple and explained in this text.

    The easier part is to download your own videos.

    However, getting videos from another streamer is also made easier with Twitch Leecher – an app that helps you download any Twitch video you want.

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