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How to Easily Record Screen on Android Lollipop Device

Posted by on January 13, 2015

The native screen recording was initially introduced on Android 4.4 KitKat but the functionality required either a rooted device with a Screen Recording app installed or a non-rooted device with some Android Debug Bridge (ADB) commands.

Luckily, on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the process is much, much easier, as the new OS version released with a new API that allows developers to build apps that can record screen without the need of root access or any ADB knowhow. Currently, there are few apps which have taken advantage of the new API and let’s users to record screen on their lollipop smartphones or tablets.

If you’re looking for a great screen recording app, then you should give AZ Screen Recorder a try. It’s by far one of the best app to record a video of your Android screen. The best part of this app is that it has no recording time limit and there’s no watermark or logo of the creator will be displayed on your videos. Moreover, it also allows you to pause and resume while recording.

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After you install and launch the app, a small toolbar will appear in the middle of your screen. The toolbar contains four different controls like Recording, Settings, File Manager and Exit button.

When you start recording for the first time, a few prompts will explain how the recording feature works. You will always be able to access the recording panel in your notification bar. On the recording panel you can pause, stop, and start new recordings.

In the settings, you can enable touches to show up on the screen, enable or disable audio recording, set time limits for recording, as well as change the resolution and bitrate of video captured.

The output format will be MP4 file, and you can select the default folder where the file will be saved, although it will automatically appear in your gallery app.

The app is completely free to use, but as mentioned above, you need to have Android 5.0 Lollipop installed. If you have a prior version, your best bet is to root your Android device and install a screen recorder app called Shou from Google play store.