I’m Evan and I’m a Senior Engineering Manager at Zwift. Starting this week, we’re starting to gradually roll out the Video Screenshots feature for Apple TV.
With Video Screenshots enabled, whenever you have a notable moment in Zwift, we’ll automatically capture short, 15-second video recordings – that means you’ll never miss setting a new PR, finishing an event or challenge, completing a workout, or taking a jersey.
You can also manually capture any previous 15 seconds of action. There are two ways to do this (and note if you’ve used Video Screenshots on other Apple platforms: on Apple TV, videos are not saved to your device locally in the same way as other Apple platforms; more on this later).
If you use the Zwift Companion app, you can press the Video Screenshot button and your videos will sync to your mobile device and be stored there so you can share them on social media. (It’s up to you to delete videos from your smartphone’s storage.)
Within the game, you can select the Video Screenshot button in the Action Bar using your Apple TV remote or Zwift Play controller.
At the end of your session, if you’ve integrated your Zwift account with Strava, you can select one video to upload to Strava at the end of your activity. Unlike other platforms like macOS and iOS, your videos will not be saved locally in your Apple TV storage, nor will it be saved to your Apple Photos app.
Apple TV-specific FAQ’s
Q: Which Apple TV models support Video Screenshots?
A: Video Screenshots will begin rolling out this week to Zwifters using Apple TV 4K (2nd Generation) and Apple TV 4K (3rd Generation), which includes models A2843, A2737, A2169 (see the Apple Support site to identify your Apple TV model). The rollout will happen in phases over the next several days.
Q: What about older Apple TV models?
A: We’re gathering additional performance data on these devices and will look for opportunities to roll this feature out to more devices over time. Older devices may not have enough processing power to record a video in the background at the same time as you’re riding / running.
Q: How do I turn off Video Screenshots?
You can enable or disable Video Screenshots in Zwift Settings. When disabled, you will no longer see the filmstrip icon in your blue Action Bar, Video Screenshots will no longer be automatically captured after Notable Moments, and no video recordings will be saved to your device.
Q: Where can I learn more about Video Screenshots?
For more detailed information about Video Screenshots in general, including a full list of feature FAQs, see this previous forum update or the Screenshots and Video Capture article on the Zwift Support Site.