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Summary of how to record U-NEXT screen (Windows, MAC, iPone)|Explanation of how to watch recorded U-NEXT videos on iPhone

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Published on Sep 08, 2023 | 10 Minutes Reading
A must-see for those who struggle to record their U-NEXT screen! The article provides a comprehensive overview of the causes of U-NEXT screen not showing up and how to record by device such as Windows, Mac, and iPhone. It also reveals a behind-the-scenes trick that boasts a 99.99% recording success rate! Check it out so you don't miss it.

As one of the largest streaming video services in Japan, U-NEXT offers a wide range of content, including foreign and Japanese movies, dramas, animations, adult and variety shows, and much more. Many people record the screen of U-NEXT to save these contents, but have trouble with the screen not showing up.

In this article, we will introduce the reason why the U-NEXT screen is not showing up and how to record U-NEXT for each device (Windows, MAC, iPone, etc.) We will show you a secret technique that can record 99.99% of the time, so don't miss it.

3 Points to keep in mind before recording U-NEXT screen

Point 1. Most recording software will not show the screen.

At this time, many capture software that claim to be able to record U-NEXT screen actually have difficulty recording U-NEXT videos. Basically, when you start recording, it is common for the screen to go black and no video is displayed. Below is an example of the playback screen of a video saved using recording software. Many people may have tried this type of software and been disappointed, as the screen is completely invisible, although audio recording and other elements are possible (see below).

Recorded in pitch black

Point 2. HDCP limitations, recording is basically impossible

So, why do most recording software restrict screen recording? It is due to "HDCP" (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), a technology that prevents unauthorized recording of video. This technology makes it virtually impossible to record encrypted content onto the hard disk of a computer, TV, home recorder, etc., even after it has been recorded by U-NEXT or other means.

Therefore, recording is difficult unless certain methods are used to circumvent HDCP. Below, we would like to introduce in detail how to fully record videos from U-NEXT on different devices such as Windows, MAC, iPhone, etc.

Point 3. Is it possible to get caught recording U-NEXT screen?

Generally, you can personally record U-NEXT without receiving any notification or warning from the operator. Since personal information is properly protected by the Personal Information Protection Law, recording videos from VOD services is unlikely to reveal your personal information or that you have recorded them. The risk of being found out that you have recorded is very low.

While duplicating content is not illegal as long as it is within the scope of personal use, unauthorized use or redistribution of recorded content can lead to legal problems. Transferring or lending the content to others may result in penalties (up to 3 years in prison or a 3 million yen fine).

The important point is to avoid this kind of behavior, because you will never be caught offering the recorded video to a third party or sharing it on the Internet to make it available for download.

[Windows/MAC] A secret technique to record U-NEXT screen--KeepStreams U-NEXT Downloader

KeepStreams U-next Downloader

The first thing I'll introduce is a little-known one,KeepStreams U-NEXT Download er is a software that perfectly complements the U-NEXT download function of your PC.

99.99% recording success rate! While some may be concerned about the screen going black when recording, KeepStreams allows you to record and download U-NEXT videos with a near 100% success rate. You can also record content in Full HD and ACC 2.0 and save it as MP4/MKV, so you will be able to easily play the saved videos on your computer/iPhone/iPad/Android/TV and other devices.

You will be able to experience this in itself if you try the free trial. The free trial is more affordable than expected! KeepStreams U-NEXT downloader allows you to download up to 3 free EUNEXT videos. We also offer 3 full download opportunities from other distribution services.

U-NEXT Downloader Feature List

  • Provides user-friendly UI, fully compatible with Japanese language, easy operation for everyone
  • Capable of recording videos up to 480p, 720p, 1080p, and Full HD with high quality
  • Select EAC/ACC2.0 audio track for the best sound quality offline experience
  • Fast recording speed, over 2 hours movie will be saved in MP4/MKV format in less than 10 minutes
  • Built-in pre-record function, pre-record the movie being streamed for very convenient offline viewing

By the way, since the software is completely legal, you will not be punished as long as you use the saved videos for personal use, so feel free to download and enjoy the content. Below is an explanation of the process of recording UNEXT with images.

How to use KeepStreams U-NEXT Downloader

Before using KeepStreams, please check the operating environment of the software.

  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 or macOS Catalina/Big Sur/Monterey
  • 4GB or more RAM
  • At least 40 GB of free hard disk space
  • Internet connection required

Step 1 Download & Install the software.

First, go to the official website, U-NEXT Downloader from the official website. Also, click the button below to download and install your OS version (Windows or MAC). Follow the installation guide and the software installation will be completed in about 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 2 Set the language to Japanese and set the output format.

Launch KeepStreams software and click "≡" in the upper right corner of the main window to open the settings menu. Go to "General" > "Language" and select Japanese. Also, if you want to set the output format such as MP4/MKV, go to "VIP Service" > "Video Format" and select MP4/MKV.

Step 3 Access U-NEXT and log in.

Switch to VIP Services on the left side of the main screen and select the "U-NEXT" icon from there. This will open the U-NEXT website in the built-in browser. Please log in here first.

Step 4 Select the title you wish to download and play it.

Find the desired video and click the "Play" button to go to the viewing page. The downloader will then automatically recognize the data for that work.

Step 5 Configure output settings for the U-NEXT video.

Once the analysis is complete, a dialog box will appear with information about the work. Select the episodes you want to download , output settings such as quality, subtitles, audio, etc., and save format such as MP4/MKV.

If you want to you want to make a scheduled recording check the "Automatically download new episodes" checkbox and set a weekly delivery time for the video in the "Schedule" field. This will allow you to automatically download the latest episodes of videos that are available in advance.

Step 6 Start downloading.

Click "Download Now" to start downloading immediately. If you wish to download multiple video titles at once, click "Add to queue" to add other video titles to your download queue. You can also click "Downloading" to check the progress of the download.

Once the recording is complete, the video will be saved in MP4 format. This allows for easy offline playback on other devices as well as viewing on a computer. This is one of the attractions of KeepStreams, so if you want to record your U-NEXT screen, be sure to try the free trial!

Windows] Unusual software that can record U-NEXT screen using a recording method--Audials One

Record music file by file

Audials One is a multifunctional recording software for Windows that allows you to record not only streaming videos but also music.

Although there is a bit of a long wait time for recording, Audials One has fast recording technology; saving an hour of U-NEXT video takes about 40 minutes, not more than an hour. However, there may be room for improvement in this regard.

In addition, you can read our detailed review of Aud ials One to get a better understanding of the software's features and how to use it. Below you will find a step-by-step guide to using Audials One to record your U-NEXT screen.

How to record U-NEXT screen with Audials One

  • STEP1 Launch Audials and click on "Video Streaming". Click on the Source button.
  • STEP2 Select "Browse and Load in Audials" to go directly to the screen of the source you wish to record. log in to U-NEXT, select the video you wish to record and play it.
  • STEP3 Press the download button on the right side of the software screen or select "Other Formats" and choose the format you wish to record in to begin recording.
  • STEP4 Click the "File" button on the left side of the software to view the list of recorded videos.
  • STEP5 Click the "Play" button to watch the recorded U-NEXT video directly.

Mobile devices】How to record U-NEXT on screen

Next, we would like to introduce how to screen record U-NEXT on mobile devices. Unfortunately, screen recording of U-NEXT is not available on iPhone at this time.

Due to HDCP restrictions, the recording functionality on iOS and Android will most likely be disabled. Therefore, if you want to save U-NEXT content on your smart or tablet device, you will have to use the download function of a dedicated app to do so. However, the U-NEXT app has various limitations, so please be careful before using it.

For example, the app can only store a maximum of 25 videos and cannot record all of them. There are also significant limitations, such as limited viewing on devices other than smartphones and the inability to watch when your membership expires. Below are detailed instructions for recording U-NEXT on iPhone and iPad.

  • STEP1 Find the U-NEXT movie you wish to download and go to its detail page.
  • STEP2 On the detail page, see if there is a "↓" button and tap it to start recording.
  • STEP3 When recording is completed, a "green check mark" will appear on the display of each work.
  • STEP4 Recorded works are saved in "Library" -> "Downloaded".
  • STEP5 Downloaded works are displayed. Tap "Video Cover" to start playing the video.

iPhone/iPad] How to watch u-next videos recorded on PC screen on mobile devices

Although screen recording is not possible on devices such as smartphones and tablets, u-next video data recorded on a PC can be viewed on mobile devices in a variety of ways.

Here, we will use importing to iPhone via iTunes as an example; the most appropriate format for playback on iPhone and iPad is MPEG-4 format (.mp4).

First, launch iTunes and display the "Movies" section.

There, click and drag the recorded u-next video data you want to put on your iPhone to iTunes.

Once the registration is complete, an item called "Home Video" will be added. Here, movies will be listed.

Next, connect your iPhone to the computer via USB cable. After entering and confirming the passcode on your phone, click "Sync" in iTunes to start syncing your iPhone with the computer.

Go to "Settings→Movies" and check the video data you wish to sync, then click the "Apply" button. Wait until the synchronization is completed.

Finally, open the official iPhone application "TV" and look at the "Home Video" section, and you will see that u-next videos have been registered. Now you can easily watch u-next videos anytime, anywhere on your smartphone.


These are the instructions on how to record u-next for each device separately. How do you like it? In the mean time, We most recommend KeepStreams U-NEXT Downloader, which is compatible with both Windows and MAC. It is easy to use. It also offers a free trial, and you can use it for free once you download videos from other SVOD services.

Most recording software does not support U-NEXT video recording, so don't waste your time trying it out. All of the aforementioned software can reliably perform U-NEXT screen recording. We encourage you to use the option that best suits your needs.

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