How To Record Windows 10 Screen Using Xbox App

How To Record Windows 10 Screen Using Xbox App

xbox-gaming-mouse-keyboard-win10 Windows 10 has an inbuilt feature which lets a user record the Windows screen up to 2 hours. This screen recording feature is hidden inside the Xbox app and its called Game DVR. Game DVR feature can be used to record video games and other motions in Windows 10.

It’s not only about capturing the video games only but the Xbox app works to record a screen of almost anything including a web browser, MS Word or even MS-DOS. However, this app has a limitation — is it is not able to capture the entire screen but it can be used to capture a particular window.

Here are the steps telling you how to record Windows 10 screen using Xbox app —

How To Record Windows 10 Screen Using XBox App?

  • Go to the Start Menu. Open “All Apps” and click on Xbox.

XBox app in Windows 10

  • You Xbox app will set up automatically.

Xbox set up Windows 10

  • Open Game Bar inside any app or program by hitting win key + G
  • Confirm the pop-up message that you want to open the game bar even if that’s not a game.
  • In the Game Bar, hit the red circle button to start recording the screen. It only records an app window. As mentioned earlier, it would not be able to record the entire screen.

How To Record Windows 10 Screen Using XBox App

  • Once done, stop the recording by hitting the same win key + G or the red button.
  • You can open the recorded video by opening the folder in which the file was recorded.

Open the recorded video in Windows 10 by Xbox

As mentioned before, GamdeDVR feature in the Xbox app is pretty limited in recording a video. However, this app can be tweaked to accommodate more feature in its settings. Use the below image to understand the other features.

Xbox Settings Windows 10

Some of the features that can be enabled are:

  • Record the game in the background
  • Record on different kinds of display
  • Setting up the max recording duration
  • Showing the recorded time on display

If you are aware of any other inbuilt method of recording Windows 10 screen, let us know in the comments below.

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