2 Easy Ways to Record on Roku in 2024

While watching your favorite movies on Roku, you might want to record them for later viewing offline. But the question is if you can record on Roku and how to screen record on Roku. If you are facing the same problem, here is your destination. This post will explain everything about Roku screen recording!

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Jan 19, 2024

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Roku TV is a smart television platform where you can watch many streaming videos, TV shows, and programs, as it supports a wide range of platforms like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Live, Sling TV, etc. Sometimes, you may want to watch your favorite videos offline, or you cannot watch live shows due to time conflicts, then the easiest way is to record on Roku.

But the problem is whether you can record channels on Roku. If yes, then how do you get the task done? All the questions will be answered in this post. Just keep reading to learn more information.

Can I Record Shows on Roku?

Yes, you can record shows from Roku. However, there are different situations you need to know:

Actually, Roku does not offer a Cloud DVR feature that can help users record and save videos. But some Roku streaming channels offer cloud DVR services that let you record movies and TV shows and store the content online. So, it depends on the streaming channels you use.

But, if you use a powerful video capture software, you can definitely record any videos from Roku.

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Screen Record on Roku in 2 Ways

Now you know that you can record live shows from Roku TV, then it's time to learn how to record Roku. In the following, we will show you how to complete the task in detail.

🛠️Method 👍User Experience
Use Video Recorder It's the easiest way to record from Roku with a streaming video recorder; users can record without limitations. However, users must connect a Roku device to their computer and start recording.
Use Cloud DVR Users can adopt this way to record Roku directly, but they cannot capture all videos.

#1. Use A Professional Video Recorder

Given that Roku itself does not offer a Cloud DVR feature, you can only record videos on certain channels, like YouTube Live, Hulu Live, Sling TV, and others. So, first of all, we will show you an omnipotent way that lets you record anything on your Roku TV. And that's to use an excellent screen recorder.

EaseUS RecExperts is such an ideal tool you can use for Roku recording. It performs perfectly in recording protected videos without a black screen, which means you can screen record on Netflix, Hulu Live, Disney Plus, and more without effort. Most importantly, this video recording software supports unlimited time recording and won't leave any watermark on your recorded files. So, don't hesitate to get this tool now!

Here's a tutorial you can follow to start your Roku recording:

🎯Note: Before starting recording, you must first connect Roku to your computer with HDMI cables or a capture card. Once done, you can begin recording on Ruku on your computer.

Step 1. Launch the EaseUS RecExperts, and click the downward triangle to find the "Enhanced mode" button that looks like a small TV on the left panel.

Find and Click Enhanced Mode

Step 2. Select to record the webcam, system sound, or the microphone. You can see popular streaming sites in this interface, including YouTube, Netflix, Vimeo, Amazon Prime, Disney, Hulu, etc. Then, click a site, and you will be lead to its official website.

Choose a Site

Step 3. Go back to EaseUS RecExperts and click the "REC" to proceed. The recording will start after a 3-second countdown. You can see a task bar on your screen. Choose the corresponding button on it to pause or stop the recording.

Start Recording

Step 4. When the recording is over, you will be lead to the preview interface where you can view and edit the recorded videos. Here you can eidt, take screenshots from the recording, or, adjust the volume and playback speed as you like.

View and Edit the Recording

#2. Use Cloud DVR

As mentioned above, you can also record Roku live shows with Cloud DVR features.

Cloud DVR (Digital Video Recorder) allows you to schedule the recording of a program airing on a streaming channel and play the content back at a later time convenient to you. Generally speaking, the recordings can be viewed from other devices that support the streaming channel, or the equivalent mobile app. 

However, not all channels offer cloud DVR features. Besides, each streaming channel with cloud DVR offers different subscription levels with varying limits on storage. So, to help you have a better understanding, we list some common channels below:

Channel Cloud DVR Base Price Streams per account Skip commercials (DVR)
YouTube TV unlimited $73 3 Yes
Hulu Live unlimited $70 2 Yes
Fubo 1,000 hrs $75 10 Yes
Sling TV 50 hrs $40 1 Yes
DirectTV 20 hrs $75 20 No

Final Thoughts

To conclude, you can screen record on Roku, as there are many streaming services on Roku that offer the Cloud DVR feature. But, there is a problem: you cannot capture all video content on Roku.

So, if you want to record videos from Roku without any limitations, you can switch to EaseUS RecExperts. This all-in-one screen recorder lets you record anything on your screen easily and quickly.

How to Record on Roku FAQs

1. Does Roku have a DVR?

No. Roku TV doesn't offer a DVR or other built-in storage. And that means you cannot record your favorite movies or programs from Roku directly.

2. Do I need a DVR to record streaming TV?

Yes. A DVR is necessary for recording streaming TV. Now, most streaming TV devices offer a built-in DVR for recording. If the one you use does not offer a DVR, you can try a professional streaming video recorder like EaseUS RecExperts.

3. Can you rewind live TV on Roku

Yes, you can rewind live TV shows on Roku. However, you need to keep in mind that it is only available when watching "over-the-air" broadcast TV from the Live TV input instead of the live streaming from the Roku Channel.

4. Can you record or pause on Roku?

Yes. The Live TV Pause is only available on the Live TV input of your Roku TV and requires a dedicated USB 2.0 compatible flash drive with at least 16GB of storage for recording the video. As soon as you tune in to a digital channel, Live TV Pause begins recording live television.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

Start Recording

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