How To Take Apple TV Screenshots

How To Take Apple TV Screenshots

Luckily, you can work around the Apple TV screenshot problem if you have a Mac computer. Whether it’s something as extravagant as a Mac Studio or a MacBook struggling to hold its breath, you can fire up your devices and track:

  1. Make sure the Mac and Apple TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

  2. Open the QuickTime Player application on your Mac.

  3. From the QuickTime Player menu, select File > New Video Recording.

  4. In the recording window, click the down arrow next to the recording button and select your Apple TV from the list of connected devices.

  5. Check for an AirPlay passcode to appear on the Apple TV. You will need to enter this code on your Mac. Now you should see the Apple TV UI on your Mac screen.

  6. To take a screenshot, press Command + Shift + 4 on your Mac keyboard, then press the spacebar.

  7. The pointer on the screen changes to a camera icon and you can click in QuickTime to take a screenshot.

The screenshot will be saved to your Mac desktop as a PNG file, which you can view on the Mac by double-clicking.

Note: Apple TV cannot transmit content from DRM protected apps, which is pretty much every video-oriented app on Apple TV. So if you’re looking to take a screenshot of a movie or show, you’ll probably have to try something else. For all other purposes, however, this method should serve you well.

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