How to Rewind Twitch Stream? Here's a Quick Rundown

Lindsay Hayes

Sorry to disappoint you, but there's no built-in feature for rewinding Twitch streams. Probably the closest thing that comes to this is the Clip Function: it lets you rewatch the last 90 seconds of a stream, while you cut clips from it. To use it, you just click on the Movie icon on the bottom right corner of the live stream, and then move the Play Head back.

Other than that, there are a few third-party extensions that can help. My personal favorite has to be the Twitch DVR player (more on how to use it later on).

I don't know about you, but I've gotten distracted and missed important moments on streams a bunch of times. This especially kept happening last year, so I checked out how to rewind streams, which led me to the DVR Player tool.

If you'd like to know how to use it, and all the other tricks that you can try, you can read ahead.


How to Rewind Twitch Stream?

There are a few ways that you can rewind Twitch live streams, and I've run through them below.

Let's get to it.

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Method 1: Use the Clip Function

Right now, Twitch's clip function is the closest thing we have to a built-in rewind feature. Although it's used to cut clips, it can also let you rewind Twitch streams (albeit only by 90 seconds).

Here's how you use the clip function:

Method 2: Use a Twitch Rewind Extension (Twitch DVR Player)

While Twitch hasn't released a built-in rewind feature, developers decided it was time to put out their own. From the bunch, my personal favorite has to be the Twitch DVR extension. As I said, I use it to rewind Twitch streams all the time.

There are 2 things that I have to tell you first, though. The DVR extension only works on Google Chrome. And secondly, Twitch streamers need to have the Video On Demand (VOD) feature switched on - luckily, however, very few of them don't have it running.

Here's how you use the Twitch video player:

Method 3: Twitch VODs

If you haven't heard about the Video on Demand feature, it's time to check it out. It saves and lets you watch streams whenever you want. If you ever click one of these recorded streams, you'll be able to rewind them however much you want.

But you won't have access to the Twitch chat, as the recorded live stream wouldn't be going on.

Here's how you use it to watch recent broadcasts:

Will Twitch Release an Official Rewind Button?

Twitch released a tweet in 2021 about how they were working on a new Twitch rewind button. I'm optimistic that we'll finally get something like this in the near future. But on that same note, I have to mention that there has been no news after this tweet was published. So maybe don't expect the rewind button too soon.

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Answered below are some popular questions.

Can You Rewind Live Streams on YouTube?

Unlike on Twitch, you can rewind YouTube live streams whenever you want All you have to do is open the stream, and then drag its slider back. Of course, you can rewind YouTube videos freely too.

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Final Thoughts

As of now, there's no built-in feature to rewind a Twitch stream. But there's a feature that lets you cut clips from the past 90 seconds of a stream. When you use it, you'll be able to rewind the stream. Just remember that this will only be for the past 90 seconds.

Although Twitch hasn't released its own rewind feature, there actually are a bunch of third-party extensions that can help with this. In my article, I touched on my favorite, which is called Twitch DVR player.

Apart from how to rewind a Twitch stream, I also ran through some other topics, like, can you pause on a YouTube stream.

Hopefully, you found all of the points that were run through useful.

Lindsay Hayes

Hi, I’m Lindsay, a techie from Kansas City. That’s right; I’m a born and bred Midwesterner. I learned to take electronics apart at my dad’s GameStop way back when, and I haven’t stopped since. I spend most of my time checking out new gadgets.
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