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How to Record Your Screen While Using the Amazon Fire TV Stick

Key Takeaways

  • The Amazon Fire TV Stick has a built-in screen recorder that allows you to capture video from your TV screen
  • You can also use third-party screen recording apps from the Amazon App Store
  • For recording on a computer, you can use software like EaseUS RecExperts or hardware capture cards
  • Be aware of potential copyright issues when recording streaming content

As an experienced tech writer, I’ve helped many users get the most out of their streaming devices like the Amazon Fire TV Stick. In this guide, I’ll show you multiple ways to record video from your Fire TV Stick, whether you want to capture it on your TV or computer.

Recording on Your TV Using the Built-in Screen Recorder

One of the most convenient methods is to use the Fire TV Stick’s built-in screen recorder. Here are the steps:

  1. Press and hold the Alexa button on your Fire TV remote and say “Screen Recorder”. This will take you to the app page.
  2. Open the Screen Recorder app and install it if you haven’t already.
  3. Once installed, open the app again. You can choose the recording resolution here or just click “Start Recorder” to use the default 1080p.
  4. You’ll get a prompt on your TV screen. Click “Start Now” to begin recording.
  5. Go ahead and navigate your Fire TV Stick interface. The screen recorder will capture everything in the background.
  6. When done, open the Screen Recorder app and click “Stop Recorder”.

Your recorded video will be saved to the Fire TV Stick’s internal storage. You can then transfer it to your smartphone or computer using the “Send Files to TV” app.

Using Third-Party Screen Recording Apps

In addition to the built-in option, you can install third-party screen recorders from the Amazon App Store. The process is similar:

  1. Open the Amazon App Store and search for “screen recorder”.
  2. Choose an app and install it on your Fire TV Stick.
  3. Open the app and grant any permissions required.
  4. Select the recording options like resolution.
  5. Hit the “Start Recording” button to begin capturing your screen.
  6. Navigate as needed, then return to the app and stop recording.

Most third-party apps will save recordings to the Fire TV Stick storage, from where you can transfer them off the device.

Recording Fire TV Stick on a Computer

If you want to record Fire TV Stick video on your computer, you have a couple of options:

Using Screen Recording Software

Tools like EaseUS RecExperts allow you to record anything displayed via your computer’s HDMI input, which includes the Fire TV Stick output. Here’s how:

  1. Connect the Fire TV Stick to your computer’s HDMI port and play the content you want to record.
  2. Open EaseUS RecExperts and select the “Full Screen” recording mode.
  3. Choose whether to also capture webcam, audio, etc. Then click “REC” to start recording.
  4. The tool will capture everything playing on your Fire TV Stick. Click “Stop” when done.
  5. Your recording will be available to view, edit and export in RecExperts.

Using a Capture Card

For the best quality recordings, using a dedicated capture card like the Elgato HD60 is recommended. You’ll need:

  • Fire TV Stick
  • Capture card
  • HDMI splitter
  • TV monitor

Here are the steps:

  1. Connect the Fire TV Stick to the HDMI input on the splitter.
  2. Connect the splitter’s output to the capture card’s HDMI input.
  3. Connect the capture card to your computer via USB.
  4. Connect the splitter’s other output to your TV’s HDMI input.
  5. On your computer, open the capture software and start recording.
  6. The video output from the Fire TV Stick will be recorded by the capture card.[1][2][3][4]

Be aware that you may not be able to record audio or DRM-protected content from some streaming apps due to copyright restrictions.

Recording your Fire TV Stick screen can be very useful for creating tutorials, saving shows for offline viewing, or troubleshooting issues. Just be mindful of any potential copyright violations when recording paid streaming content. With the built-in recorder, apps from the Amazon Store, or computer-based tools, you have plenty of options to choose from based on your needs.