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redappleone
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record the screen‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

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how can i record my roku television's screen

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atc98092
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Re: record the screen‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

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Other than setting up a camera pointed at the TV screen, you can't. 

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atc98092
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Re: record the screen‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

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Other than setting up a camera pointed at the TV screen, you can't. 

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redappleone
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Re: record the screen‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

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is there a channel in the roku channel store that can

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atc98092
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No, not at all. You must remember that most all online providers would frown greatly on someone recording their content. It most likely would violate their license agreement with the content owners. Players like Roku or Amazon Fire TV might find themselves in legal trouble with the content owners. Mainly, Roku players have no ability to record anything. They don't have the storage space, and there's no way to attach storage to most players, even if it had the ability.

Roku TVs do have the ability to pause and playback OTA broadcasts, which requires a USB drive connected to the TV, but there's no way to access what is stored independently. And it doesn't act as a DVR to record something for later. If you removed the USB drive and tried to access the recording, it's not going to be in a supported format that can be played elsewhere. 

There are a couple of computer programs that claim to be able to record things like Netflix or Prime Video. It's been so long I've forgotten the program names, but those would only work on a computer and you would access the provider via their web page. 

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redappleone
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Re: record the screen‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

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could there be one

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atc98092
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I doubt it. Mostly for the legal reasons I mentioned, but also because there's no way to process and send the media stream to an external device for storage. While the Roku OS is based on Linux, it is a highly customized version and they remove all functionality that isn't needed for a streaming player. That is to make the OS as small as possible, to reduce the storage and operating requirements of the device. Since it's not designed to record (other than as mentioned for pausing live TV on a Roku TV), the functionality simply doesn't exist in the operating system. 

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ndongobudget
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Roku application is not as good as they are pretending, customer service is awful, and some bugs and errors appear. Back in the day, I tried to record my streams with the Roku services, and I found it not really comfortable. The software was always working unproperly, and the file size was always huge. The movavi application is much better now than the Roku app, especially if you want to record streams. Here's a good tutorial about how to set the movavi right https://www.movavi.com/support/how-to/how-to-capture-streaming-video.html. Im sure it will help you with adjusting your recording properly.

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