Today, we are going to learn how to record a movie that is playing your Apple TV directly your Mac, without a cable, without a weird hack, and even without third party software. The tools are all built into all delivered Macs. To record a movie outside of the "screen" of your Apple TV, you will use Apple's QuickTime app, and e of its lesser known features but very powerful.
QuickTime Movie Recording
Note: Earlier The versi of this article incorrectly indicated that you could save the screen with the New Screen Recording menu command (^ N). It has been corrected for New Movie Recording (⌥⌘N). Thanks to Guy Moore II for the reporter .
This trick uses the QuickTime movie recording feature . This is designed to make screencasts, save the screen of your own Mac and then share the result as a video file. But the QuickTime screen recorder can do more than just capture the Mac's screen. It can also record any cnected device, wired or wireless.
For example, I used it to make screen recordings of the iPhone and the iPad, which I would then turn into GIF for practical messages. Now in iOS 11, the iPhone and the iPad can record their own screens, so you do not need this trick. But it is still very cvenient to register the Apple TV.
How to register Apple TV with QuickTime
You'll love it like that's easy. Just run the applicati QuickTime Player (it is located in the folder Applicatis of your Mac ). Then go to the menu bar and click File> New Movie Recording (keyboard shortcut ⌥ ⌘N ).