Record or Broadcast Your Device Screen Using Shou.TV

Record or Broadcast Your Device Screen Using Shou.TV

In a world where static pictures have become monotonous and GIFs dominate the Internet, this paradigm shift has affected the mobile ecosystem as well, with screenshots slowly but steadily being replaced by screen recordings. Before Android 4.4 KitKat, there was no official solution to record the screens of Android devices, and the few solutions that did exist at the time used rudimentary capturing methods with below-par results. However, Google introduced ADB screen recording functionality in Android 4.4 KitKat, which made a lot of enthusiasts breathe easier.

The catch to the native functionality in KitKat was that the screen could only be recorded via ADB, and needed root to run independently. This was fixed in Android 5.0 Lollipop, and while it was a much welcomed feature, resultant apps either used root for KitKat or didn’t use root for Lollipop. However, XDA Senior Member vecio has released a solution called Shou.TV that takes the best of both worlds: using root on KitKat and official APIs on Lollipop. Shou.TV is also bundled with an impressive suite of features such as screen broadcasting, Apple AirPlay support and webcasting for all your gamer needs. The cherry on the top is that the app doesn’t cost a cent and is absolutely ad-free.

Head over to the Shou.TV application thread to get started with recording or casting your screen. The app contains no watermarks, and doesn’t place a limit on recording time or file size.