How To Take A Screenshot On Apple TV

Taking a screenshot on your apple tv does seem to be an difficult process but once you learn how it becomes easy. Let’s learn how.

How to take screenshot on Apple TV

Apple TV is a stylish little black box and also offers access to iTunes TV shows and movies, as well as content from Netflix.It has made multiple updates over recent months.

Take screenshot on Apple TV Using MacOS:

Yes you can use your mac running macOS running versions High Sierra to take a screenshot on your Apple TV.

Step 1: When you are ready launch the Quick Time Player on your Mac.

Step 2:  Once Open Select the File Menu Of the Player and Choose New Movie Recording option.

Step 3: This will open a Movie Recording Window with a Red Record button. Select the arrow to the right of the red button and choose Apple TV under Camera Selection ( This will only show when your Mac is connected to the same network as your Apple TV )

Step 4: Now type the code that is shown in your Apple TV on your mac.

Step 5: Then using the Apple TV remote select the Allow Option on the Apple TV.

Step 6: Now you can take a screenshot on your Apple TV by using the Shift + Command + 4 button.

Step 7:  A cross hair will appear , now press space bar and hold it and then drag the cursor to select the area on the Apple tv that you wanted to take a screenshot of.

Step 8: When you ready to take the screenshot release the space bar. Now your Screenshot is ready.

Using nito Tv software :

Step 1: From nito TV main menu, launch “install software”.

Step 2: Select screen capture from the list that appears.

Step 3: Click on the install button and wait till the process get over.

Step 4: Launch Terminal on your computer and windows user should use PUTTY application.

Step 5: Windows user should connect using Apple TV’s IP address as host and root.

Step 6: Mac users should copy and paste the “ssh root@[Apple TV IP Address]” commands without any brackets.

Using SSH Command :

Step 1: Open Terminal and type ssh root@[Apple TV IP Address] .You must agree to any security prompt by clicking on Yes.

Step 2: When prompted to password type “alpine”.

Step 3: Navigate to the screen which you wanted to take a screenshot off.

Step 4: Type the command screen capture and press enter.

Step 5: Wait for the screen capture engine to process.

Step 6: Connect your Apple TV device through FTP, using the same login details you used for SSH session.

Step 7: The captured screen will be saved in the file  screenshot.png in “/private/var/root” folder.You will have to rename the file every time after a screenshot is taken or else it will overwrite the same file each time whenever you use the command.

Hope this tutorial was useful in taking a screenshot on Apple TV. If you have any queries, let us know in comments.

Leave a Comment