6 free apps for recording screen video on Android (no root)

6 free apps for recording screen video on Android (no root)
Screen video recording has been possible on Android for many years. Apps built for the purpose have existed way before Android 5.0 Lollipop became the hottest flavor of the OS. They needed root access, however, which made them trickier to use. Lollipop did change things for the better by introducing native recording of all shown on the display, regardless of whether the device had been rooted or not, yet failed to add a proper app interface to access the feature. Screen recording required hooking the phone to a computer and dealing with command prompts. A pain in the rear indeed. 

Thankfully, the Play Store already offers more than a few apps developed specifically for hassle-free, dummy-approved screen video recording. They are ideal for making gameplay videos and app tutorials, or for simply showing someone who isn't an Android expert how to do neat tricks with their handset. These six are the Android screen video recording apps we like best.


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11 Comments

1. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

I've used AZ Screen Recorder. Wouldn't even bother to try a different one.

2. Cyberchum

Posts: 1013; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

It's a pretty all-rounder screen recording app. I'm using it, and none other.

7. Kratos7

Posts: 62; Member since: May 15, 2015

Yup! Works perfect for me too. No need to change.

9. jdrch

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

Yeah it's the best by far. No competition.

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Great to have these awesome kind of apps for shearing your screen, I use the Screencast app that came with my OnePlus One for recording note-worthy screen-clips when a screenshot isn't enough. Funny how some phones are still too dumb to officially do such on their own, requiring a separate $1000 hardware...

4. patjanter

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

adv all the way

5. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... THANKS FOR THIS ARTICLE, BUT SCREEN RECORDING IS PART OF INFINIX'S XUI...

6. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Thanks for the Apps.

8. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

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10. natwar

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 19, 2018

As of my personal experience the best app that i have used for recording screens or capturing screenshots is ScreenRecorder. HIGHLY RECOMENDED appscreenrecorder.com FREE APP WITHOUT ANY RESTRICTION Record app sound rather than surrounding sound App is not record video calls Record video in landscape mode Close floating bubble Hide time bubble Pause your recording Resolution Bit rate Frame Rate Orientation of recording (Landscape/Portrait) Countdown timer Trim Videos Easy To share Edit image Create Tutorials Audio Recording Floating button control View Cloud Images Upload captured image on Cloud Feedback Friendly Help option Multiple language support HD Quality of the recorded video Access App from notification bar Record video Easy to install YouTube integration Interactive Audio-Video Recording One-touch operation

11. TorryK

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 27, 2018

I use D*V Screen Record (really record screen with internal sound + screenshots) play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dddvvv.d​vvtomaszewski.screenrecord

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