Twitch, a name heard often when you intend to watch someone’s play specially they are doing it online.

Amongst the first of the many and nowadays the most powerful broadcasting platform with the revenue of almost 18 million dollars per minute, and that only is for the video game broadcasting.

An ocean of opportunities specially if you are an above average gamer, which could make you a lot of money for just having fun and playing your game.

You may have heard the name if you are not even a member of gamer community, because the service does not only include gaming content and broadcast.

It also contains podcasts and live feeds for over millions for various tastes and interests, we are talking about geography, movies, celebrity interviews, life style, cooking and so many different topics, but mainly the focus is on gaming and the community does actually demands that kind of content.

But what happens if you miss one of your favorite streamers and you actually want to watch the video? Is there a way? And even more to it, how can you save it in your device if you like it that much? Is there a way to it?

This article will tend to answer these questions.

What is a V.O.D?

You may have encountered the term VOD, what does it stand for? And how does it work?

VOD means the video on demand, which means a collective archive of content that previously has been live and streamed on the twitch broadcasting platform.

The google officially has stated that utilizing your Video On Demands helps your channel growth and makes the users able to see what they have missed recently but there is more to that for sure.

The VOD is essentially an archive of the videos, and to use it in the best possible way, you must keep it in mind.

To acquire the best possible results and make your channel’s growth in best optimal way you must strategies your archived videos in order to shape out as a mapped and order wise channel.

How to activate VOD section on the twitch

So it happens to be one of your most successful streams and you had a whole bunch of fun and interesting stuff going on your stream.

 Good enough that you decide to save it in you channel so that in addition of your absent viewers see it, also it actually hacans a good potential for absorbing more viewers and increase your community cap.

In order to do so, you shall follow these simple steps: 

  1. On the top right corner of the screen, you can see your profile icon and picture, click on it.
  2. Scroll down to the 3 option on the list to find” general dashboard”, click on it.
  3. On the presenting menu, scroll down to the 5th option called setting, choose and open it.
  4. The first item on the newly emerged list will be stream, click on it.
  5. The first section on the top will be called VOD setting, in this section you can find the phrase

” store past broadcast”, click on it and toggle it on in order to enable it.

  1. Wait for the famous purple check sign to appear, indicating the confirmation of the enabling the VOD saving system.

If you ever decided to undo your doings and prevent the twitch from saving the videos, you can easily follow the steps and toggle it off.

How long VOD videos stay saved on twitch? 

There are 2 answers to that question, by now you may have understood that the video on demand only stays there for a limited amount of time, but it differs from person and user to another.

Based on the twitch’s formal report and announcement , if you are participating in the top 3 forms of using the twitch accounts, meaning if you have twitch prime membership, twitch partner membership or if you are a twitch turbo user, the VOD section will be saving your podcasts and streams up to 60 days before getting deleted.

But if you are not participating and having any kind of premium accounts such as twitch prime, twitch partner or twitch turbo user, it can only hold the broadcasted videos up to 14 days before getting automatically deleted.

How to download twitch vods

So we know that every VOD can be deleted after a certain amount of time depending on your type of membership and payment.

Many streamers find it useful to save them permanently or they simply want to upload and post those streams or portions of it on different social Medias and platforms such as YouTube. 

First things first, in order to download your twitch VODs; you have to enable the automatic download feature in the twitch account of yours.

How to enable automatic download feature

In order to enable this feature, please follow the given steps:

  1. Go to the twitch website.
  2. Login to your account using your username and password.
  3. In the top right corner of the screen, click on your profile and enter this section.
  4. Scroll down and find setting at the near to the bottom of the menu and click on it.
  5. On the presented page, look at the top options and find “channels and videos” tab, click on it and enter the next section.
  6. Scroll down in the presented menu to the mid screen, find setting and click on it.
  7. You will find stream item, click on it to enter.
  8. In the stream key and preferences section the first option will be “store past videos”, toggle it on.

At this time you have activated the download ability feature and now you are able to download and store your streamed videos.

How to download a VOD on windows

In the following, there will be a guide for downloading VOD videos on different platforms.

Downloading them on windows will be easiest among them.

Please make sure to follow the steps as the given order.

  1. Go to twitch website.
  2. Login to your account.
  3. On the top right corner, click on the profile icon and enter the next page.
  4. On the presented menu, find and select video producer.
  5. From the “all videos” tab, select and choose pas broadcast.
  6. Scroll down and find VOD that you need to download and save to your device.
  7. Click on the option icon posed as three dots on the right end of the VOD. 
  8. Select download.
  9. Wait for the download to be completed.

This was the simplest way for downloading it on the windows, you also can use third party applications as well but that will not be necessary also they are used for the phone based operating systems.

How to download VODs on android devices

Well this is the part that third party applications come in. they will be necessary for a easier way of downloading your videos.

Here we use an application called “download videos for twitch- VOD &clips downloader” as an example which happens to be one the most famous among this category of applications.

Please follow the given instructions:

  1. Go to your browser on your phone and get to the twitch website.
  2. At the top of the screen, you can find a three dotted sign, click on it and enable 

the “desktop site” in order to continue.

  1. Tap on your profile icon and open up the menu.
  2. Click on the video producer.
  3. Search and find the VOD that you attend to download.
  4. You can see a three dotted icon on the right, click on it.
  5. Choose the option copy link.
  6. Head back to your phone’s menu and open up the downloader your downloaded earlier.
  7. Paste the copied link in the area located on the top.
  8. Click or tap on download button.
  9. Wait for the download to complete and access it from your files.

How to download VODs on iPhone

For iPhone users that a slight lack of accessibility to the files and applications, it is recommended to download a third party app like VLC.

You can get it form app store. Please be sure to activate the licenses if asked for a smoother experience.

Please follow the given steps in the given order:

  1. Go to your preferred browser and get to twitch website.
  2. On the top of the screen, tap on the “Aa” icon and tap on it.
  3. Enable the “request desktop website”.
  4. On the top right corner, tap on and choose the profile icon and enter.
  5. Scroll down and tap on the video producer.
  6. Go to the past broadcasts and find the VOD you like to download.
  7. Tap on the three dots and select copy link.
  8. Head back to the VLC app on the phone’s menu and enter it.
  9. On the lower right corner of the screen, tap on the “network” icon.
  10. Get to download section.
  11. Paste the copied link at the address bar on the top of the screen. 
  12. Tap download.
  13. Wait for the download to finish and upload it easily from the app.

How to download VODs on Mac 

As for the mac platform, it is as easy as windows. 

Navigate through the given steps:

  1. Go to the twitch website through your browser.
  2. Click on and choose your profile icon to get to the designated menu.
  3. Click on video producer from the presented menu
  4. Choose past video as the second option of the list.
  5. Search and find the VOD that you like to download.
  6. Click on and choose the three dots icon on the right side of the VOD.
  7. Select download.
  8. Wait for it to finish downloading and save it to your desired location on the device.

You also can download other streamers VODs and videos with the named third party applications just like the given steps.

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