Ok ladies and gentlemen, let’s talk screen recording.
To record something on the screen of your Android device you won’t need to root it – all you need is a good screen recording app. There is one app in particular that I want to show you today.
Since I don’t usually do lots of recordings on my Android device, my personal preference in this case is a simple free app. An app that does exactly what it’s supposed to. And that’s screen recording.
AZ Screen Recorder
AZ Screen Recorder for Android is my go-to app. The quality is great! And the end result is all that matters.
A variety of settings will make sure that you will get the screen recording you want:
- Ways to stop the recording: screen off, timer, notification bar
- Screen resolution
- Bit-rate: from 2 to 15Mbps
- Screen orientation
- Audio recording
- Show or hide touches
The above mentioned settings are all free. However, where things get exciting, is the premium version of the app. For just $1,99 you will get access to the following features:
- Watermarking with your own logo!!!
- Record screen and video from your front-facing camera at the same time (video will appear in a small window)
- Countdown before start
- Draw on screen
- Trim your screen recordings
- Convert to GIF
- …the Magic button… a button that will pause/resume or stop your screen recording without showing up on your screen!
Check out the video below to see how the Magic button works:
Don’t use “Lollipop Screen Recorder”
Although it’s ranking #1 in the Google Play search results for the term “screen recording”, this app was one of the quickest uninstalls I have ever made.
Like many other reviewers in the Play Store, I had troubles stopping the recording. The only way I managed to stop it was to go to Settings > Apps > Running > Lollipop Screen Recorder and then press “Stop”. In addition, the lack of recording settings such as the bit rate and others was seriously disappointing.
Without going into more details – don’t use this app, even though it ranks high in the charts. I will make sure to update this section once the developer releases a stable version.
To record your Android screen, follow these steps:
- Download the AZ Screen Recorder app
- Adjust the settings to match your needs (high/low quality, etc)
- Press record and stop when you’re done
- The recording will be saved to your gallery
If you want to transfer your recording, I can recommend using Dropbox for larger files, or Pushbullet for smaller ones (much quicker option).