How to Save Streams on Mixer

Archive broadcasts to watch or share later

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Streaming with Mixer is an easy affair, especially if you're broadcasting from a Windows 10 PC. Of course once you've finished streaming you may want to show off your sick moves in Overwatch, share your world conquest in Civilization, or just 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

Saving your Mixer stream is a pretty simple affair. That's because the option to save your stream is located right inside of your settings. Once you have enabled saving of previous streams, Mixer does all the heavy lifting for you and saves your streams for 14 days.

  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 Mixer 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 your recording of past streams on or off at any time, so long as you are not currently broadcasting.

  5. Scroll down and select Save.

More Details About Saving Mixer Streams

While Mixer does save your past streams, there are a few caveats to keep in mind. Unless you are 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 may be able to keep their streams for longer thanks to business concerns.

Mixer saves all streams that are over 5 minutes, and under 48 hours. A stream is ready for viewing once you are off the air as soon as it finishes processing. This is an automatic process on Mixer's end, and you'll see a blue thumbnail to show it isn't quite finished yet.

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.