You’re trying to record a Fire Stick tutorial to send to your mom to show her how to install a VPN on her device. Usually, you’re pretty tech-savvy, but you’re having difficulty figuring out how to record your Fire Stick’s screen this time.
You could record your TV screen with your phone, but your gut is telling you there’s a better way.
Is there a way to record your Fire Stick’s screen? If so, how?
Keep reading to find out!
Can You Record With Fire Stick?
Yes, you can record with a Fire Stick!
Don’t settle for recording your Fire Stick’s screen with your phone! There are ways you can record using its built-in apps and settings.
These methods will allow you to record your Fire Stick’s entire screen or TV shows, movies, or live TV programs.
Please note that you cannot sell any of the recordings of TV shows, movies, or live programs as this would constitute piracy, which is illegal.
However, you can save them to watch later and send them to friends or family.
How to Record a Fire Stick’s Screen?
Let’s learn how to screen-record on a Fire Stick!
You can screen record your Fire Stick’s screen using the Screen Recorder app.
This is the perfect solution if you want to film a Fire Stick tutorial, record a problem with your device to send to customer care, and more!
Let’s get started!
Step 1: Before you can start screen recording your Fire Stick, you need to have somewhere to store your screen recordings. So, if you don’t already have a file manager on your Fire Stick, download one now.
We recommend the ES File Explorer, though any file manager will work.
To download this, head to the Appstore on your Fire Stick’s Homescreen. Then, search for ES File Explorer (or your file manager of choice).
Once you’ve found it, install it on your device.
Step 2: Once you’ve downloaded the file manager, head back to the Appstore and go to All categories.
Step 3: Then, head to the Customization category.
Step 4: Now, you should see an app named Screen Recorder. Select it once you’ve found it.
Step 5: Install the app on your Fire Stick.
Step 6: Once installed, launch the app.
Step 7: Select your desired resolution then, click Start Recorder when you’re ready to record your screen.
Step 8: Now you can exit out of the app and record your Fire Stick’s entire screen while you play content, sift through your device’s settings, download apps, and more!
Step 9: Once you’ve recorded what you wanted, head back to the Screen Recorder app and click Stop Recorder.
Step 10: To find and watch your recording, go to your file manager. In ES File Explorer, you will be able to find your recording under the Movies tab.
Watch the video below demonstrating how to screen record your Fire Stick following the steps above.
How to Record Shows/Movies on a Fire Stick?
Record shows/movies on your Fire Stick using Amazon Fire TV Recast!
(Note: Amazon discontinues its Fire TV Recast)
While it is possible to record shows and movies using the Screen Recorder app, there is a simpler and better way to do so.
Using this method will allow you to only record the show you’re watching. It will not record the rest of your Fire Stick’s screen.
The Amazon Fire TV Recast is a separate device that wirelessly connects to your Fire Stick to record up to two shows/movies at a time! Simply register it to your Fire Stick using the Fire TV app and follow the instructions on-screen.
That means you don’t have to download a screen recording app onto your Fire Stick!
This solution is Fire TV’s recommended method of recording live television.
Let’s learn how to record content on your Fire Stick!
Step 1: Open the streaming app you want to watch and play something.
Step 2: Now, turn your attention to your Fire Stick remote and press Menu.
Step 3: A menu will appear in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
Step 4: Select Recording from this menu to start recording your show.
Step 5: When you want to stop recording, re-open this menu and click on Stop Recording.
To learn more about the Amazon Fire TV Recast device, what it is, and how it works, check out the video below.
How to Transfer Fire Stick Recordings to Computer?
Let’s learn how to transfer Fire Stick recordings to a computer.
This process is done completely wirelessly via your home’s Wi-Fi network.
You will need to have ES File Explorer installed on your Fire Stick before following the steps below.
Step 1: Connect your computer and Fire Stick to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 2: Then, open ES File Explorer on your Fire Stick.
Step 3: In the app, select View on PC.
Step 4: The app will display an IP address on-screen that you must enter into your computer’s file manager (or Finder on a MacBook) search tool.
This IP address will be a collection of numbers and symbols that you must enter correctly for your computer and Fire Stick to link. So, please double-check that you’ve entered the right address.
Once you’ve entered the address, press Enter on your keyboard.
Step 5: Now you should be able to see and access all of the files on your Fire Stick’s ES File Explorer app.
You can drag and drop these files into a folder or onto your desktop to save them on your computer.
Pro Tip: If your computer and Fire Stick cannot pair, ensure you’ve entered the correct IP address and make sure neither device is connected to a VPN.
This process can be confusing, but video tutorials can help! Watch the video below demonstrating how to wirelessly transfer files from your Fire Stick to your computer.
Wrapping Things Up
You can absolutely record with a Fire Stick and even have the option of recording the entire screen or a specific video.
All recording videos will be saved on your device’s file manager (e.g. ES File Explorer).
You can then watch these videos later or send them to friends.
If you’ve recorded a TV show, movie, or live TV program, you can not sell them, as this is piracy. However, it is perfectly legal to keep them for personal use.
You may wirelessly transfer the files from your Fire Stick to your computer via ES File Explorer’s View on PC feature. Just make sure your Fire Stick and computer are both connected to the same network.
Did you know that you could record content on your Fire Stick? What’s your experience wirelessly transferring files from your Fire Stick to your computer?
Let us know in the comments below!
Yesenia Achlim is a technical copywriter and editor with a focus on AV equipment. She aims to break down complicated topics and make technology accessible, no matter your technical expertise. When she’s not teaching you how to replace a projector lamp, you can find her reading and baking.