5 Ways to Record Twitch Streams with High Quality (Windows/Mac)

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Aug 13, 2021 (Updated: Mar 27, 2023)Filed to: Record Gameplay

Learn how to record Twitch streams on Windows and Mac for both viewers and streamers. Viewers can use AnyRec Screen Recorder; streamers can record and save their own streams via VOD. Additionally, 3 other free game recording tools: AnyRec Free Online Screen Recorder, OBS Studio, and VLC Media Player, are introduced.

  • AnyRec Free Online Screen Recorder: 100% safe and free.
  • OBS Studio: Works on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • VLC Media Player: Player with recording feature.
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Record Twitch Stream

Being the world's leading game streaming platform, Twitch TV gathers thousands of gamers and their fans. You can record Twitch streams while watching live channels of all popular games, such as Minecraft, Fortnite, VALORANT, Apex Legends, etc. If you are the streamers who want to record your Twitch streams and share them to other platforms, you can just enable Twitch VOD to save Twitch videos from your own stream.. In this way, your recorded Twitch live streams will never expire. Read more about the following 5 methods.

Detailed Steps to Record Twitch Streams as a Viewer/Streamer

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 Stream 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 the "Video Recorder" button 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, turn on the "System Sound" toggle button. You can turn on the "Webcam" and "Microphone" toggle buttons to record yourself and Twitch streams together.

Recording Audio Settings

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

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

Save Recorded Twitch Streasm

Step 5.Click the "Save" button to 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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How to Save Your Twitch Streams Directly as a Streamer

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. Click the "Creator Dashboard" menu item from the drop-down list.

Step 3.Go to Settings and then click the "Stream" button. Turn on the "Store past broadcasts" toggle button under VOD Settings.

Save Streams on Twitch


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

3 Other Tools to Record on Twitch Stream Easily

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.

Record Twitch Streams OBS

3. VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player has a hidden screen recording feature. You can click "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

FAQs of How to Record Twitch Streams with High Quality


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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