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How to Record Videos/Shows on Apple TV

Jane Zhou Updated on Jan 04, 2022| min read

While watching shows on Apple TV, you may find some interesting videos and want to save them for offline viewing or later sharing, but you cannot download any video from Apple TV. Then how to finish the task?

Actually, there is an easy way to help you out: screen record on Apple TV with a professional, free video recording software, a capture card, and HDMI cables. It might sound a little difficult, but don't worry. Here we will walk you through the detailed steps to record from Apple TV on this page. 

Notice:
You won't be able to use the methods mentioned here for any copyrighted or DRM-laden content;  try to do so, and you'll just see a blank, black screen.

How to Screen Record Apple TV with EaseUS RecExperts [Win/Mac]

EaseUS RecExperts is an excellent streaming video recorder for both Windows and Mac users. With its help, you can easily capture video from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube TV, or other platforms, including Apple TV.

This program lets you flexibly record full screen or record part of screen, grab Apple TV videos with or without audio, or set a specific time to start your Apple TV recording. Once done, you even can use the in-built editing tools to cut or trim your recordings.

Hit the below button to get this Apple TV video recorder for free. No need to register.

Brilliant Features:

  • Record streaming video and export in various formats
  • Support auto split and schedule recording features
  • Allow adding webcam overlay while capturing screen
  • Capture GIFs from Apple TV video

Next, we will show you the detailed procedures to record videos from Apple TV with EaseUS RecExperts:

※ Stage 1. Connect Capture Card and Apple TV

Step 1. Take the HDMI cable and connect it to your Apple TV, and plug the other end of the cable into the port of your capture card.

Step 2. Once done, you will see the Apple TV screen on your PC or Mac.

※ Stage 2. Start Record Videos from Apple TV

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts. There are two different options for screen recording, i.e., "Full Screen" and "Region". If you select "Full Screen", you will capture the whole screen.

mainscreen of EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. If you select the "Region" option, this software will ask you to customize the recording area. Make sure that everything you want to capture is within the bounds of the select box.

record part of screen

Step 3.  Tap on the button at the bottom left side of the main interface, and there will be many options you can select. This recorder supports recording microphone and system sound separately or simultaneously. The "Options" button is for you to adjust the volume and microphone device.

full screen mode sound souce

Step 4. To record the webcam simultaneously, click on the "Webcam" icon at the bottom of the interface. Tap on the button to enable the webcam recording, and there will be a drop-down menu to select the recording device. Click on "OK" to confirm your settings.

full screen mode and webcam

Step 5. When you turn back to the main interface, click on the "REC" button to start recording. A floating toolbar offers you buttons to pause or stop the recording during the recording process. In addition, the camera icon can be used to take screenshots, and the timer icon can help stop it automatically.

video list of EaseUS RecExperts

Step 6. The recorded video clips will be saved on your computer. When the media player appears, you see a set of tools you can use to trim the recordings, extract audio, and add opening title & closing credits to the savings.

edit recorded video

How to Record Apple TV using QuickTime on Mac Without Cables

If you have no HDMI cable or capture card, you also can successfully record a show on Apple TV with QuickTime Player. Doing so requires both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. Now check the following process:

Note: If you have an Apple TV 4K, you can successfully screen record Apple TV using this method, otherwise, you can check the above solution

Step 1. First, open Settings on Apple TV and go to "Remotes and Devices > Remote App and Devices".

Next, download Xcode from Mac App Store, and click "Window > Devices and Simulators". Then select the Apple TV and enter the pin that appears on the Apple TV.

Step 2. Launch QuickTime Player, and click "File > New Movie Recording". 

New movie recording option

Step 3. After that, click the small down arrow to open the new dropdown menu. Choose Apple TV under both the Camera and Microphone parts.

Step 4. When everything is OK, you can hit the red button to start capturing from Apple TV.

Bonus Tip: How to Screenshot Apple TV for Sharing

Sometimes, you may want to snapshot Apple TV instead of recording it, then this section is right for you! As before, you also can do it with a capture card and cable.

First, you need to connect the capture card and your Apple TV. You can check Stage 1 for the details.

Then, download EaseUS RecExperts and start taking screenshots on your Apple TV:

Step 1. Download and launch this program on your computer. You will see all features it offers, including Webcam recording, Audio recording, Region capturing, and other options like Settings and Full Screen recording.

EaseUS RecExperts main interface

Step 2. Click "Full Screen" or "Region" according to your need. The screen will go dim, and drag your cursor covering what you want to capture.

Select area to take screenshots

Step 3. Now press F11 or click the "Screenshot" icon to take screenshots.

Take screenshots

Step 4. The screenshots will be saved in the "Recordings" > "Pictures", where you can rename the screenshot with ease.

Preview screenshots

Editor's Final Words

This post provides you with some reliable methods to record videos and shows from Apple TV with or without cables, and you can pick your desired one to start your work. Moreover, for convenience, we also offer a solution to help you take screenshots while enjoying videos on Apple TV.

To conclude, this post will be helpful when you want to record or snapshot your Apple TV videos.

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author Jane Zhou

Jane Zhou

Jane is an experienced editor for EaseUS focused on tech blog writing. Familiar with all kinds of video editing and screen recording software on the market, she specializes in composing posts about recording and editing videos. All the topics she chooses are aimed at providing more instructive information to users.

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