This is how you take screenshots of streaming services on Android

If you want to take a screenshot of Netflix or another streaming service, you will only see a black area. There is a solution for that.

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Take screenshots of streaming services

We’ve all tried to take a screenshot of a TV show or movie you’re watching on Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus, or another streaming service. But if you then look at your images, you only see a black surface.

Yet with new series and films, screenshots, gifs and videos are posted on social media at lightning speed. For example, a series like Wednesday has become extra popular because the dance scene from the series was shared so often on TikTok. This can only be done by recording it.

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Why are you not allowed to take screenshots of Netflix?

Streaming services almost all have built-in security, so you cannot take screenshots. Whether you look on your computer via your smartphone or web browser. This protection is built in, so you don’t copy copyrighted material. It’s a logical decision because these streaming services need to protect their products.

Then why is social media full of it?

For streaming services, sharing images on social media is usually good news because it’s free advertising. That is why it is usually not difficult to do. In addition, it is not always illegal.

There is such a thing as the right to quote, where you can post a screenshot of copyrighted material to make it clear what you mean. Memes may fall under the right to parody.

In many cases it is therefore quite allowed to take screenshots and save or share them. As long as you abide by the law. For example, screenshots for personal use are no problem at all.

But how do I do that?

To take screenshots on your Android device, you use a special app. The most popular option is XRecorder. You can use this app from the control panel or by tapping a floating icon. Please note that after the trial period you have to pay to remove the watermark from your recordings.

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Solution for Google Chrome

If you look on your computer via Google Chrome, there is also a way to take screenshots. To do this, go to the settings and turn off the ‘Hardware acceleration’ slider under ‘System’. Then you can just take screenshots from streaming services.

More solutions for your streaming services

Op Android Planet we are happy to help you with problems you may be experiencing with your streaming services. For example, we explain why many series are so dark and dialogues are often so difficult to understand nowadays. We will also help you if your Chromecast is not working, if Netflix is ​​not working or if Disney Plus is not working.

We also give you five new viewing tips every week with the coolest series and films on the various streaming services. Check out the latest editions below:

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