How to Save Streams on Mixer

Archive broadcasts to watch or share later

Streaming with Mixer is easy, especially if you're broadcasting from a Windows 10 PC. Of course, once you finish streaming you may want to show off your sick moves in Overwatch or share your world conquest in Civilization VI. Maybe you just want to see if you make weird faces when talking to followers. That's where saving your streams comes in handy.

How to Save Mixer Streams for Later

Past Mixer streams (also called VoDs) are recorded every time you broadcast and kept for 14 days afterward. But, you need to enable the option first. You can do this inside your dashboard settings.

If this option isn't turned on before starting your stream, Mixer won't save a VoD.

  1. Open Mixer.

    The Mixer website is open showing featured streams on the homepage.
  2. Click on the User icon in the upper right corner of your screen.

    The Mixer website is displayed showing the user icon

    Depending on your screen resolution you may need to scroll or maximize your window to see all of Mixer.

  3. Select Broadcast Dashboard from the dropdown menu.

    User settings for Mixer are displayed in a drop down menu.

    The Broadcast Dashboard is where all of the settings for adjusting your stream are located.

  4. Under preferences, select the toggle for Keep recordings of my streams.

    The Broadcast Dashboard is open with the option to save stream recordings selected.

    You can turn recording past streams on or off at any time, so long as you're not currently broadcasting.

  5. Scroll down and select Save.

More on Saving Past Mixer Streams

While Mixer does save your past streams, there are a few things to keep in mind.

  • Unless you're a partner, your streams are only saved for 14 days. Partners are lucky enough to have streams saved for 90 days, and some esport channels can keep their streams for longer thanks to business concerns.
  • Mixer saves all streams that are over five minutes and under 48 hours. A stream is ready for viewing once you're off the air and as soon as it finishes processing. This is an automatic process on Mixer's end. A blue thumbnail shows its progress as it's processing.
  • The great thing about the way that Mixer saves your streams for you is that new viewers can see all of your available streams right from your page. You can even check them out or tweak things from your Past Stream management page.