Twitch is a live-streaming website that allows viewers to watch and interact with their favorite Twitch Streamers. Twitch streams can be watched on either a computer or on mobile devices, which makes Twitch the perfect place for gamers to show off their skills.

If you follow someone, you will receive updates from them whenever they go live, but if you miss some content, Twitch Rewind allows you to go back and watch Twitch streams at any time after they’ve occurred.

Here’s a simple guide on how to use the Rewind feature.

Best Way to Rewind a Twitch Stream

Twitch launched an update that allows Twitch streamers to go back and watch full streams at any time by using the ‘Twitch Rewind Button’. You can only rewind the LIVE stream using a desktop version of Twitch. The Mobile version of Twitch has not yet enabled this feature.

We’ll explain the way you can access the live stream content at any time in the following steps.

Go Directly to the Videos Tab on a person’s Channel

You can simply watch old videos accessing the Videos tab on any streamer’s profile, just like on YouTube. Follow these steps to watch streams that ended:

  1. First, click on the name of the User.
  1. Click on the name of the User again to access their Channel page.
  1. Click on Videos Tab.
  1. Here you can watch all the recent videos that have been streamed in the past.

Clipping To See The Last 90 Seconds

You can rewind the most recent aspect of a Twitch screen if you create a clip of the scene.

  1. First, click on the movie icon that is located at the bottom right of the screen. 
  1. A new tab will open with your Twitch channel. After clicking on the movie icon, you’ll see a Twitch popup (like in the image below).
  1. Adjust the length of the clip by moving the timeline bar.
  1. Add a title to the clip.
  1. Afterward, click on “Publish” and you can share the video so all of your followers can see it! 
  1. Copy the link, or just go to your Videos to find a clip you created. We’ll explain that in the text below.

The next step is to access Twitch Clips from your Dashboard by going to Videos > Twitch Clips after taking these simple steps:

  1. Click on the profile avatar in the upper right corner.
  1. When the drop-down menu opens, click on Channel.
  1. On your channel Tab, go to Videos.
  1. On Filter by drop-down, select Clips. 
  1. After that, click on Manage clips to access them.
  1. This will open a Creator Dashboard. Click on Clips on the left menu bar. 

All of your past Twitch streams are duplicated there! To watch the previous stream you clipped, just play the clip from the list.

Use the twitch Rewind extension

You can use the Twitch Rewind extension to revert to the last stream you’ve watched on Twitch. Here’s how:

  1. You have to use Chrome to be able to install this extension.
  2. Google: Twitch DVR Extension.
  1. Or just click on this link.
  2. Chrome Web-store will open. Click on the ‘Add to Chrome’ button.
  1. Now, the Twitch Rewind extension is added to your Chrome browser.

When you watch your next live stream, you will be able to scrub the playhead back and forth on your Twitch player:

Twitch May release A Rewind Button Soon

After Twitch re-branded itself in October 2014, Twitch users began asking for a rewind button. Twitch streamers expressed frustration because Twitch does not offer such a feature. 

A Twitch user can only go back 30 minutes of streaming, which is the amount of time Twitch allows its users to save videos for later viewing.

Twitch still requires users to have Google Chrome installed on their computer in order for Twitch Rewind to work. Twitch Rewind is currently being tested if Twitch decides to keep it or kill it off altogether.

Even though Twitch users are asking for a live rewind button, it may not happen anytime soon, if ever. Twitch has been trying out a beta version called “Twitch Rewind.” It allows Twitch viewers to scrub back and forth through live streams they missed and need to view again.

Can you rewind on YouTube?

You can rewind a live stream on YouTube only if the streamer has enabled YouTube’s DVR feature. 

If they did, rewinding is super easy, so here is how you can rewind a YouTube stream: 

  1. Open a stream you would like to watch.
  2. Use the slider playhead on the video to go backwards.

Wrapping up

Rewinding a live Twitch stream can be complicated and time-consuming if no tools are used, but with Twitch’s new ‘Twitch Rewind Button’, rewinding a live Twitch stream becomes very simple and efficient. 

A new Twitch Rewind Button allows viewers to rewind a Twitch stream back for up to 60 minutes, making the process extremely simple. The Rewind Button is located at the bottom-right of all streams under the video player.

Using the Twitch extensions on Chrome we mentioned or watching streams on YouTube would be another option for you. Choose the one that suits you best. 

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James is a marketer by day and gamer by night. He loves sharing his Marketing background in the world of streaming. When he's not working on campaigns he's likely to be spotted in Verdansk.

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