How to Take Screenshots on Roku

Dan Price 16-02-2018

We recently covered how to take screenshots on Android TV How to Take Screenshots on Android TV It isn't immediately clear how to take screenshots on Android TV, but it's simple once you know. Read More . But there are lots of different set-top boxes out there, and few of them make it as easy to take a screenshot as Android TV does.


One of the most laborious devices to take a screenshot on? Roku. Almost any Roku article on any site uses photos of a television rather than screenshots. That’s how bad it is.

Alas, just because it’s hard to take a screenshot on Roku doesn’t mean it’s impossible. It just comes with one huge caveat. Let’s take a closer look.

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How to Take Screenshots on Roku

Taking a screenshot on Roku is not easy. You need to follow the step-by-step instructions below carefully.

  1. Press Home 3x + Up 2x + Right + Left + Right + Left + Right in sequence on your Roku remote. It will put your device into Developer Mode.
  2. Choose a username and password.
  3. On your Roku, go to Settings > System > About and make a note of your device’s IP address.
  4. Open a browser on your computer, enter the Roku’s IP address, and press Enter.
  5. Enter your username and password.
  6. Click on Upload to sideload the app you want to take a screenshot of.
  7. Select Utilities in the upper right-hand corner.
  8. Click on Screenshot.
  9. Save the image to your computer.

Note: Per the instructions above, you can only take a screenshot of an app you’ve sideloaded. You can find sideload-able installer files for most popular apps with a simple Google search.


Related topics: Roku, Screenshots.

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  1. macykaelyn
    April 19, 2018 at 6:20 am

    This is an excellent article and also very useful to all the Roku users to take a screenshot. Roku is the top streaming device which is a friendly to a dedicated service.I can also refer this link https://www.go-roku.com/ to know more information related to roku device.