As an avid Twitch user, I understand the importance of being able to watch past live streams or highlights. Twitch allows users to save their broadcasts as VODs (Video on Demand), which can be accessed and viewed later. In this article, I will guide you through the process of turning VODs on Twitch.
Step 1: Accessing Twitch
To begin, open your favorite web browser and go to the Twitch website at https://www.twitch.tv. If you don’t have an account, you’ll need to sign up for one. It’s a quick and straightforward process. Once you’re logged in, you can move on to the next step.
Step 2: Navigating to Your Creator Dashboard
On the Twitch homepage, click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the screen. From the dropdown menu, select “Creator Dashboard.” This will take you to the control center for managing your Twitch channel.
Step 3: Accessing Your Video Producer
Within the Creator Dashboard, you’ll find several tabs on the left-hand side of the screen. Click on the “Content” tab and select “Video Producer.” The Video Producer tool is where you can manage your VODs and create highlights.
Step 4: Enabling VODs
In the Video Producer, you’ll see a section labeled “VOD Settings.” Make sure the toggle switch for “Store past broadcasts” is turned on. This will allow Twitch to automatically save your live streams as VODs for later viewing.
Step 5: Customizing VOD Settings (Optional)
If you want to customize the settings for your VODs, you can do so in the same section. You can choose to save your VODs for a specific period of time, enable or disable chat replay, and allow or disallow saving your VODs for subscribers only. Adjust these settings to your preference.
Step 6: Viewing Your VODs
Once you’ve enabled VODs, you can access your saved broadcasts by clicking on the “Video Producer” tab again. Here, you’ll see a list of your VODs, categorized by date. Simply click on the VOD you want to watch, and it will start playing.
Step 7: Highlighting Moments in Your VODs (Optional)
If you want to create highlights from your VODs, you can do so within the Video Producer tool. By selecting a specific moment in your VOD, you can trim and save it as a separate highlight. This is useful for showcasing the best moments from your live streams.
Twitch makes it easy for streamers to turn their live streams into VODs for later viewing. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can enable VODs on Twitch and customize the settings to suit your preferences. Whether you want to catch up on previous broadcasts or create highlights, Twitch’s Video Producer tool has got you covered. Happy streaming!