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How to Record App Gameplay with Sound on Android

This guide will help you record app gameplay with sound on Android devices. We give you not one, but three different way how to achieve the same result and produce a good, high-quality video for YouTube or other purposes.

Method 1: Root access required

SCR Screen Recorder

SCR Screen Recorder is a root-only screen recorder without ads or annoying time limits. The app used to be available on Google Play Store  but was since removed from it because it allegedly violated Google’s policies. SCR works with all version of Android newer than 4.0.

It is packed with features that will be very useful for YouTube gameplay videos and reviews. The app is able to simultaneously record in-game audio together with a microphone. That means that you don’t have to do voiceover later in a video editor. If you feel like it, you even have the option to add camera overlay from front-facing camera to your video.

It is probably obvious by now, that SCR uses various undocumented ways how to achieve its magic. That means that not all ROMs work 100%. However, given its price of zero dollars, active development, and great support on XDA – this app is easily the best video recording solution for Android.

Method 2: No root access required

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There many users who don’t have root access to their devices but still need to record applications or gameplay footage. So, what’s the best solution? The answer is AZ Screen Recorder.

This free app lets you record the screen of any Lollipop device. No time limits, no watermarks, and plenty of great features makes AZ Screen Recorder a truly great solution.

AZ screen recorder lets you record your screen in HD and FullHD. It is the only screencast app in the Android market that can be paused and resumed while recording.
You can also record audio from the mic and it is automatically mixed into your videos. That makes it very convenient to create a tutorial, promotional video, a comment about your game and gameplay or record video chat.The floating window always stays on top for a quick and convenient access to the most used settings and buttons.

In the settings, you can enable screen touch highlighting so the people who are watching your videos will know exactly what you are doing. Additionally, there are many other features such as setting video resolution, bitrate, screen orientation, customized timer to stop, saving directory selection, view/share or delete your recorded videos.

4.5 stars on Play Store is a good testament to just how functional this app is.

Method 3: Old-school

Image by: woodleywonderworks (flickr.com)

Image by: woodleywonderworks

If everything else fails, there is always the option to take out your camera with tripod and do things the old-school way.

It actually can be a good solution for some games and applications where you need to show how you interact with the whole photo and possibly even your surroundings.

The most important thing is to make sure that you have a sufficient lighting in order keep the whole scene evenly lit.

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