How to Record Twitch Streams on Windows and Mac with High Quality

Jenefey Aaron Jenefey Aaron
Aug 13, 2021 (Updated: Nov 11, 2022)Filed to: Record Gameplay

Being the world's leading game streaming platform, Twitch TV gathers thousands of gamers and their fans. You can watch live channels of all popular games, such as Minecraft, Fortnite, VALORANT, Apex Legends, etc. If you want to watch Twitch streams offline as a viewer, you can record Twitch streams. Your recorded Twitch live streams will never expire.

If you are a Twitch streamer, you can get one more way to save Twitch streams. Just enable Twitch VOD to save Twitch videos from your own stream. Or you can download your own Twitch stream with a Twitch screen recorder as well.

No matter you want to record a Twitch stream as a viewer or streamer, you can get easy steps here. This article introduces how to record gameplay on Twitch for later viewing step by step. Just read and follow.

Part 1: How to Record Someone Else's Twitch Streams

A good Twitch screen recorder should be lightweight, easy-to-use, and powerful. To screen record on Twitch on PC and Mac with no lag, it is suggested to use AnyRec Screen Recorder. By using its built-in Game Recorder, you can record Twitch live streams with high quality. Here you can record Twitch with game audio, voiceover, and your face at the same time. Moreover, you can get other interesting features to screen record a Twitch stream.

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Twitch Recorder

Record Twitch stream video and audio without any lag (based on GPU acceleration tech).

Add webcam and voiceover into Twitch stream recording.

Screen record on Twitch with mouse effects and annotations.

Set custom hotkeys to capture Twitch streams and take screenshots.

Save or share Twitch streams to YouTube and other platforms directly.

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Step 1.Free download, install, and launch AnyRec Screen Recorder. To access the Twitch stream recorder, click Video Recorder on the main interface.

AnyRec Screen Recorder

Step 2.Set the screen capture area as full screen or custom region. To record Twitch stream with audio, enable System Sound. You can enable Webcam and Microphone to record yourself and Twitch streams together.

Recording Audio Settings

Step 3.Click REC to start recording live Twitch streams. You can click Edit to add real-time drawing effects if necessary.

Record Video

Step 4.Click Stop to finish Twitch streams recording. In the Preview window, you can use the video trimmer to delete unwanted clips.

Save Video Recording

Step 5.Click Save followed by Next to record and save a Twitch live stream into MP4. Or you can share the recorded Twitch stream to YouTube in Recording History.

Manage Recording History
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Part 2: How to Save Your Streams on Twitch

The Twitch Video on Demand (VOD) feature is helpful for later viewing. Twitch can save your past broadcasts automatically. Even though your fans miss your Twitch broadcast, they can still watch your streams on Twitch via VOD. To save Twitch streams, you can do as the following paragraphs show.

Step 1.Visit the Twitch TV website. Sign into your Twitch account.

Step 2.Click your avatar icon. Select Creator Dashboard from the drop-down list.

Step 3.Go to Settings and then choose Stream. Activate Store past broadcasts under VOD Settings.

Save Streams on Twitch


You can find the saved Twitch videos by choosing Channel followed by Videos.

Part 3: 3 Free Game Recorders to Record on Twitch

What other free Twitch game recorders you can use? If you want to record Twitch live streams on Windows and Mac, you can get 3 more ways here.

1. AnyRec Free Online Screen Recorder

AnyRec Free Online Screen Recorder is a 100% safe and free screen recorder for Twitch. You can get Twitch screen capture online with no time limit or watermark. The available output video formats are MP4 and WMV. Thus, you can record Twitch to MP4 videos online for free.

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2. OBS Studio

OBS Studio can be your free Twitch screen recording software. You can record Twitch streams with OBS on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Everyone can capture game video and audio with OBS. Moreover, you can use OBS to stream on Twitch. OBS can be your Twitch streaming and recording tool on multiplatform.

OBS Studio

3. VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player has a hidden screen recording feature. You can choose Open Network Steam from the Media list to access VLC recording. There are not many recording options. If you just want to capture Twitch live stream for offline watching, VLC Media Player can be your free Twitch recorder as well.

VLC Media Player

Part 4: FAQs of Twitch Recording


That's all to record Twitch streams on Windows and Mac computers. You can use AnyRec Screen Recorder to record and edit Twitch streams for YouTube and other platforms directly. The GPU acceleration and multiple recording functions are good to use. If you are looking for an easy-to-use and powerful live stream recorder for Twitch, you can free download the program and have a try right now!

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