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How to Record Gameplay on Xbox One

Liza Brown
Liza Brown
Originally published Jan 11, 22, updated May 20, 24

Are you an avid gamer who wants to share your gameplay with others? Recording your gameplay on Xbox One is a great way to do just that. Whether you want to show off your skills, share tips and tricks, or just have fun, recording your gameplay is easier than you might think. In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know about how to record gameplay on Xbox One.

Maybe you want to create a YouTube channel or Twitch stream, or you just want to share your gameplay with friends and family. Whatever your reason, recording gameplay on Xbox One is a great way to do it. Plus, with the built-in Game DVR feature, it’s easier than ever to capture and share your gameplay with others. So, let’s dive in and learn how to record gameplay on Xbox One.

Way 1. Use Xbox One Built-In Feature

If you are playing on Xbox One by connecting it to your TV screen, you can record Xbox gameplay with its built-in feature. Apart from recording your gameplay, you can record screenshot of your gameplay at any time. In fact, Xbox One allows you to save the recording of your gameplay that has happened in the last 30 seconds at any moment in your gameplay. Here are the steps on how to record Xbox gameplay.

Step 1: Turn on your Xbox gaming console and start playing any game.

Step 2: Whenever you can to record your gameplay, press Xbox button on the console. You will see a guide appear on the TV screen.

Step 3: Navigate to Capture & Share menu and select Start Recording option. This will start recording immediately in the background.

xbox one start recording

Step 4: When you want to stop recording, open the guide again by pressing Xbox button and press “X” button on your gaming console.  You can view the recorded video from Recent Captures.

Way 2. Use A Recorder with Capture Card

When you use Xbox One directly to record your gameplay, you can record only for a limited time based on the available storage space. Besides, you have to transfer the recorded video to your computer for editing and uploading on various online platforms. Therefore, it is better that you capture your gameplay on your computer and you will need a capture card for high-quality recording. A capture card is necessary for connecting a computer with a gaming console. Once you buy a compatible capture card, here are the steps to follow.

Step 1: Connect Xbox One, capture card and your computer through HDMI cable.

Step 2: Connect Xbox One to your TV and connect capture card to your computer through USB or data cable.

Step 3: Turn on Xbox One and press Xbox button. From the guide, go to Profile & System> Settings on your TV screen. From Settings, go to System> Console Info to check if Xbox One system is updated.

This will ensure that what you see on your TV screen is also displayed on your computer. Now, you will need a professional screen recorder application to record your gameplay as well as edit it out before publishing on any platform. We recommend Wondershare Filmora which is both a professional screen recorder as well as video editor. You can record your gameplay with webcam and microphone as well. Here are the steps to follow on how to record Xbox one gameplay with voice.

Step 1: Download and install Wondershare Filmora.

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Step 2: Launch Filmora and click on New Project option.

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Step 3: Navigate to Record > Record PC Screen option.

Step 4: Select the recording screen size. Select the audio sources to record game sound as well as your voice through microphone. If you want to record webcam as well, turn on Record Camera Stream.

select vr game recording area

Step 5: Start your game on Xbox One and click on the Record button to start recording the gameplay.

recording vr game with filmora

You will get a few seconds to start playing your game before recording starts. Press F9 on your keyboard to stop recording.

Way 3. Use Windows Game DVR

If you want to record a short clip of your gameplay instantly and share on YouTube or other online platform, you can do it easily with Game DVR option available on Xbox One. Game DVR automatically records gameplay in the background and keep them in the buffer so that you can save any recent happening in your gameplay. Otherwise, the recording will get discarded automatically. However, there are many who disable Game DVR feature because it uses system resources significantly. Here are the steps on how to record gameplay on Xbox One.

Step 1: While you are playing a game on Xbox One, press Xbox button twice.

game dvr

Step 2: From the sidebar, go to Snap an App option.

Step 3: Navigate downwards and select Game DVR.

Step 4: The recording will start and when you need to end recording, select End Clip Now option.

Way 4. Use Elgato Game Capture HD60 S

Elgato Game Capture HD60 S is an extremely popular capture card among Xbox One owners. You do not need any external software to record your gameplay as Elgato Game Capture has its inbuilt software for recording. The software has various settings to record Xbox one gameplay as per your requirement. You can live stream your gameplay at 1080p and 60fps. Here are the steps on how to record Xbox gameplay with Elgato Game Capture HD60 S.

Step 1: Connect Elgato Game Capture HD60 S to your Xbox One through HDMI cable.

Step 2: Connect Elgato Game Capture HD60 S to your computer and TV monitor.

elgato capture card

Step 3: Download the compatible Elgato Game Capture software for Elgato Game Capture HD60 S from the official website.

Step 4: Start your gameplay and start recording from Elgato Game Capture HD software.


We have stated all the possible ways on how to record gameplay on Xbox One. If you do not want to use a computer, you can record directly from Xbox One and share on YouTube. You can also use Game DVR feature for recording short clips. The best way is to use a game capture card and record your gameplay with Wondershare Filmora and edit it out before publishing on online platforms.

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