How to Record Your Gameplay on Xbox One with or without a Computer


Sept 30, 2020 09:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

Xbox One has become one of the most popular game consoles on the market since it released. Unlike most game consoles, Xbox One offers extensive awesome features including recording your gameplay.

How to Record Your Gameplay on Xbox One with or without a Computer

However, a recent survey found that a lot of users are still confused about how to record gameplay on Xbox One. To be honest, it requires some technical skills, but you can get it quickly if you follow this concrete guide.

1. How to Record Gameplay on Xbox One

You have two options to record gameplay on Xbox One, the automatic record mode and manually record mode. We share the guides respectively below.

How to Record Last 30 Seconds of Gameplay on Xbox One

Play a video game. Press the Xbox button on your controller when something happens that you want to record.

After the menu pops up, press the X button and the last 30 seconds of your gameplay will be saved to Xbox One.

view button

To find the gameplay recordings, press the View button, select Manage captures and press the A button. Here you can view and share the gameplay.

How to Record Gameplay on Xbox One Manually

Besides, Xbox One allows you to record gameplay up to 10 minutes manually.

Also play the target game on your game console.

Before you reach the point that you want to record, press the Xbox button to open the menu.

Then press the View button, which is located on the left of center of your controller. Select Record from now on the menu list and press the A button. The Capture what happened option will perform a shorter capture from 15 seconds to 5 minutes.

record what happened

Whenever you want to stop recording, press the Xbox button and hit the X button.

Note: If you are using an external drive, it is possible to record gameplay on Xbox One up to an hour.

2. Record Xbox One Gameplay with a PC PC

Xbox One allows you to record gameplay in 720p for five minutes and 1080p for 2 minutes, partly because of the limited storage. If you want to record gameplay on Xbox One longer than one hour, Fonelab Screen Recorder, which can help you record screen without limits, is a good option.

Main Features of the Best Gameplay Recorder for Xbox One

  1. Record gameplay on Xbox One with a computer.
  2. Record screen without watermark, recording length or other limits.
  3. Optimize video quality of the recording automatically.

How to Record Gameplay on Xbox One with No Time Limit

Set up gameplay recorder

Pair your Xbox One to your computer with the Xbox app. Then install the best gameplay recorder for Xbox One and launch it. Choose Video Recorder to enter the main interface. If you want to customize options related to output, hotkeys and more, go to the Preferences dialog by hitting the Gear icon.

choose mode

Record gameplay on Xbox One

Set the recording area based on the Xbox screen in the Display section. To add your reactions to the gameplay recording, enable Webcam; otherwise keep it disabled. Then set the audio source, like System Sound and/or Microphone. Click on the REC button and start playing the desired game on Xbox One.

record settings

Save gameplay recording

If you want to add text, paintings or shapes on the recording, click the Edit icon on the toolbar. The Camera icon is used to take screenshots. When your gameplay is over, click the Stop button to enter the preview window. Here you can check the gameplay recording and remove unwanted clips. Finally, click the Save button to export the recording to your hard drive.

save recording

3. FAQs of Recording Gameplay on Xbox One

How to record YouTube video on Xbox One?

Though Xbox One has a screen recorder feature, it is primarily used for gameplay capture. If you want to record online videos, you’d better get an HD screen recorder, such as Fonelab Screen Recorder.

How to record gameplay on Xbox 360?

There is no built-in game recorder feature in Xbox 360. The only way to save your gameplay is to record it on your computer.

Is there a way I can play Steam games on Xbox One?

You can run Steam games on Xbox One via the wireless streaming feature, which is available on Windows 10 update. The wireless connects app can beam your display to your device and stream Steam games easily. By the way, Fonelab Screen Recorder can be a good steam video recorder if you need.


This guide has talked about how to record gameplay on Xbox One no matter you have a computer or not. Firstly, the built-in gameplay recorder feature can meet your basic need. If you have advanced demand, like record longer or best video quality, Fonelab Screen Recorder is the best alternative solution. More questions? Please write it down in the comment area below this post.

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