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A must-see for all Shogi fans, including an easy way to save ABEMA Shogi Channel programs permanently!

author-avatar Yu Suzuki | Chief Editor
Published: 2023.05.09 Updated: 2023.05.09

For those of you who like Shogi, you may know that ABEMA has a Shogi Channel. However, for those of you who have never used it or are thinking about using it, I would like to introduce ABEMA's Shogi Channel in detail.

What is the ABEMA Shogi Channel?

ABEMA Shogi Channel is one of the channels of ABEMA, an internet TV station operated by ABEMA Corporation, and specializes in Shogi. The channel also broadcasts live coverage of the Ranked Tournament and other tournaments. The Asahi Cup Shogi Open Tournament, in particular, has been exclusively broadcast since the 12th round (2018). In addition, the channel offers original programs dedicated to the live distribution of unofficial matches and unofficial tournament games by professional players.

This channel is broadcast free of charge 24 hours a day, and information is constantly posted on the program list and official Twitter. If you are interested, please check it out.

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How to watch ABEMA Shogi Channel

You can easily watch the programs by opening the program URL in your phone's browser, but if you want to use even more convenient features, we recommend the ABEMA app. Basic viewing is free, but by registering for a paid premium plan, you can replay missed live broadcasts from the beginning and save programs in the app.

The monthly fee is 960 yen, and no annual plan is offered. The Premium Plan is not limited to the Shogi Channel, but is available for ABEMA as a whole, so if you want to enjoy content other than Shogi, it may be worthwhile to register.

Free Trial Registration for ABEMA Premium


A 14-day free trial is available for the Premium service, and here are the steps to register for it.

  1. Go to ABEMA's official website and click [Start ¥0 trial] (or go to My Page for the application).
  2. Enter your email address and password, then enter the verification code you received.
  3. On the next screen, register your payment method. This step is required even if you are in the free trial period. Don't forget to cancel your subscription if you only want to use it for the free period.

This completes the registration process. Note, however, that unlike regular distribution sites, the free trial period is not for one month.

How to download ABEMA videos

Download from within the ABEMA app

As explained earlier, if you register for a premium plan, you will be able to use the in-app download feature. While not completely free, there is no additional charge, so we encourage registered users to take advantage of this convenient feature.

The download procedure is as follows

  1. Tap the download button on the detail page of your favorite work to start downloading.
  2. Tap the 3-line button on the menu or [Download] on the My Page.
  3. Tap the Play button on the work that has been downloaded to start viewing.

*You can watch using the downloaded data. Up to 25 programs can be downloaded.

You can watch anytime within the period when the Premium feature is enabled and within the validity period of the program.

Download Shogi programs from ABEMA with MyConverters

Using the official app is the easiest way to do this, but it is ideal to find a permanent way to save the program, as it is only available within the app and will no longer be available once the premium plan period ends.

Here, we introduce MyConverters ABEMA Video Downloader, a powerful download tool that allows you to save unlimited sports broadcasts, movies, TV shows, and more.

MyConverters has a product dedicated to ABEMA, which allows you to download the video itself by using its built-in browser to detect and analyze the video being played. This makes it possible to download ABEMA programs in high quality.

This may sound difficult, but the actual usage is very simple.

For more information on how to download ABEMA programs, please refer to the official MyConverters website and related tutorials.


After installing and opening the application, you will see an ABEMA icon on the home page. Simply click on that icon or paste the link of the program you wish to download into the address bar on the screen.

You will then access that page, and when the video starts playing, the download will automatically begin. Depending on your purpose, make the necessary settings for downloading. If you do not need any particular settings, just click the download button.

This is all you need to do to complete the download.

You will be able to download hours of chess games while watching them, so you can watch them at your leisure. We hope you will try this tool as well.