Samsung’s new app lets you record your smartphone gameplay and upload it to YouTube
It’s now easier than ever to share your gameplay on a Samsung Galaxy device thanks to Samsung’s new Game Recorder+ app for Android. The free download lets you record your best game sessions in full HD — with face-cam commentary — and upload it directly to YouTube.
YouTube is a massive platform for gaming — so big, in fact, that Google recently announced a dedicated YouTube Gaming service to take on Twitch. No matter what kind of games you’re into, you’ll find plenty of YouTubers playing it — and even more viewers interested in watching it.
With that in mind, Samsung is making it easier to share gameplay directly from your smartphone with Game Recorder+.
Simply activate the app before you load up your game, and hit the record button when you’re ready to start capturing. You can even set Game Recorder+ to popup by default as soon as you start a new gaming session, so all you have to do is press record when your game has loaded.
Game Recorder+ captures video and sound at the source, so there is no background noise from around you. But if you want to, you can also capture face-cam footage from your smartphone’s front-facing camera so that your viewers can see your reactions.
Video is recorded in HD, and to ensure capturing doesn’t slow down your device, Samsung has included a “Game Boost” feature that will “will optimize the system memory on the get-go, providing the best gaming and recording experience.”
The company also says that Game Recorder+ is compatible with titles downloaded from both Google Play, and its own Galaxy Apps store — unless recording gameplay has been “disabled at the developer’s request.”
There is one caveat, however; Game Recorder+ is for select Samsung devices only, including the new Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and Galaxy S5; and the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, and Galaxy Note Edge.
If you have one of these devices, you’ll find Game Recorder+ in Google Play now via the link below.