How to Capture a Screenshot or Record a Video on the Apple TV

 

With the fourth-generation Apple TV, you can create both screenshots and video recordings using the set top box, a USB-C to USB cable, and your computer. This feature is useful especially if you want to snap a picture of your gameplay results like an all-time high score, or would like to build an app walkthrough. Keep in mind though, that you won’t be able to use these commands or controls for any copyrighted or DRM-laden content. If you attempt to do so, you will only see a blank, black screen.

Capturing a Screenshot on the Apple TV

STEP 1: Download and install Xcode from the Mac App Store.

STEP 2: Connect your Apple TV to your Mac with a USB-C to USB cable.

STEP 3: Open Xcode, then go to the Window menu.

STEP 4: Open the Devices window.

STEP 5: Select your Apple TV.

STEP 6: Click on the Take Screenshot button.

Recording a Video on the Apple TV

STEP 1: Connect your Apple TV to your Mac with a USB-C to USB cable.

STEP 2: Open QuickTime Player.

STEP 3: Go to File, then select New Movie Recording.

STEP 4: Click on the down arrow next to the Record button.

STEP 5: Select Apple TV under Camera and Microphone.

STEP 6: Press Record to start recording.

STEP 7: Once you’re done recording, press the stop button which is the red circle button.




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