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How to Take Screenshots on Android TV

Dan Price 15-02-2018

If you’ve ever read our Roku and Android TV articles, you may have noticed a stark difference in the quality of screenshots between the devices.


Roku makes life hard if you want to take screenshots—you need to put the device in Developer Mode and access your Roku’s IP address from a browser. On Android TV, the process is much easier, though not as simple as taking screenshots on Android mobile The 5 Best Ways to Take a Screenshot on Any Android Phone We show you how to take a screenshot on Android. Choose between default shortcuts and apps to capture your Android phone. Read More .

In this article, we’re going to explain how to take a screenshot on your Android TV.

How to Take Screenshots on Android TV

Taking a screenshot on Android TV is straightforward. You just need to follow the simple step-by-step instructions below.

  1. Hold down the Home button on your Android TV remote control for five seconds.
  2. A new menu will pop up on the screen.
  3. Navigate right and highlight Screenshot.
  4. Press Home.
  5. Scroll down and choose either Save to Photos or Save and Share.
  6. If you choose Save and Share, select the app you want to share the screenshot with.

But what happens if your Android TV device doesn’t come with a remote? You have two options:

  • If your device has a USB port, you can plug in a wireless keyboard and press the Print Screen button.
  • If you don’t have a USB port available, download one of the many Android TV remote apps from the Google Play Store. They will all include a Home button.

Image Credit: Justin Ormont/Wikimedia Commons


Related topics: Android TV, Screenshots.

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    February 26, 2018 at 8:19 pm

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