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apple_tv_4_icon_400x400Finally, the new Apple TV 4th Generation with tvOS 9.0 and tvOS 10 has the option to make screenshots, video screen capturing and game recordings. All you need for making Apple TV 4 screenshots and video screen captures is the Quick Time Player and an USB-C to USB cable. In contrast to other tutorials, for the following one you do not need a developer tool like Xcode on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra and macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite iconLightning video capturing and recording for iPhone’s and iPad’s screen is newly introduced with iOS 8 and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Apple’s primary intention of lightning video capturing and recording seems to be the use for video app previews, as stated on a Apple developer support page. The iPhone or iPad is set up as a camera on Quicktime player.

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Reflector App IconReflector 1.6.3 for Mac is now available. Now supported iOS devices can mirror at 1080p when “Optimize For” is set to High-Resolution. Further more, this version improves Reflector and AirPlay stability. The trial period has also been improved. Previously, the trial was limited to one ten-minute mirroring session every ten minutes. Reflector 1.6.3 changes this period to seven days and adds a watermark. The Mac version can record your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad screen, the Windows PC one does not. The video screen capture works seamlessly on my Mac Book Pro 13”, mid 2012.

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Reflector App IconReflector 1.3.3 is running seamlessly on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Reflector is an AirPlay receiver which connects iPods, iPads and iPhones to computers and projector. Reflector mirrors your device on a big screen without wires or complicated setups. There is both an Windows PC version and Mac OS X version available. After opening Reflector on your PC or Mac, you just need to start the AirPlaying mirroring on your iPhone or iPad. Squirrels, the makers of Reflector, released Reflector 1.3.3 update for PC in November 2013. Beside Reflector, Squirrels developed also AirParrot, an app to AirPlay a computer’s screen to Apple TV.