It’s also useful for reporting bugs. You see the bug and you have 15 seconds to hit the video snapshot button, which is enough. Often a screenshot would be too late.
True, the retroactive aspect is nice, I guess if I saw the yeti I would try to take an auto vid maybe? Might miss it with a screenshot.
Hi folks! Apologies for the delay - I recently relocated my family to a new state and am still catching up on everything after the move. I’ll start responding back to any open questions now.
@Moby_Parkes Thanks for reporting this - would you mind DMing me a photo (or similar) of what this looks like? I’d like to make sure I understand what you’re seeing at the end of your ride.
Hi @Wanda_Fehr - We haven’t rolled out Video Screenshots for Apple TV yet (although occasionally we’ve temporarily opened it up for a few folks). We’re wrapping up integration with the Companion app (so you can take video screenshots from within Companion) and are planning to launch Apple TV support at the same time as the Companion integration goes live. This will be in an upcoming release and I’ll post back here when it’s available.
@Daren Thanks for reporting this - if you saw the video capture in your Photos app (it sounds like you did), then the video may have failed to upload to Strava behind-the-scenes. We have a few improvements to upload reliability that are going to be coming out in an upcoming release that will improve this.
@AlexM370 We’re roughly targeting rolling this out in the next 1-2 months alongside integration with the Companion app, and some folks may see it earlier than that as we gradually roll it out.
@Andrew_Storey @Gayk_Gevorkyan We haven’t yet rolled it out to all Macs - right now it should be available to most folks on M1+ chips but we’re still doing a small gradual rollout for models earlier than that. The performance of this feature is super important to us (i.e. not negatively affecting the game experience) so we’re closely monitoring how it performs across devices and as we roll out additional optimizations in upcoming versions we’ll continue to broaden the number of included devices. Thanks for your patience!
Totally understand where you’re coming from - I’m primarily a Windows user and am eager to get it on my device as well. We’re actively developing the Windows version of this feature right now - I don’t have a target date to share just yet, but we’re making good progress and the initial performance of the feature looks great.
@Jon Our long-term aspiration is that we’ll open it for as many devices as possible. One of our highest priorities for this feature is that it needs to be super performant (so that it doesn’t negatively impact your in-game experience at all), which is why we’re doing a gradual rollout, observing performance data, and working on some additional optimizations that will be rolling out in upcoming game releases.
@Tim_Walsh In some cases we’ve dialed-up and then later dialed-down the release cohorts as we’ve been measuring the performance of the feature. If you want to DM me some of your device specifics (model and OS version) I can look into it more. Thanks!
+1! It’s super helpful for this and I also find myself using it often to capture observations during my rides for discussion with the team.
All nice and good that this feature is rolled out for Apple users, but I really want to know when this feature will be availible for Android users.
BTW I ditched the use of my windows laptop and bought a new Android tablet a few months back because of the multiple freak crashes with windows that I hardly ever had using an older Android tablet that went obsolete because of Zwift reqirements last year. Since I am using an Android tablet again I had 0 crashes
@sjaak_van_Haasteren Glad to hear you’re having a good experience on Android! I recently started riding on Android a bit more myself (but I only have a phone; probably should get a tablet because I’d prefer a larger screen).
At a high level, we’re planning on rolling out Android support for video screenshots after we release the Windows version, but I don’t have a date to share at this time. We haven’t started work on Android yet - we’re currently working on developing the Windows version and continuing to polish the Apple version.
Thanks for the update Evan.
To bad Android is again the last platform in line to recieve this kind of updates. And that is a great shame as it is such an easy to use (and verry stabble) platform.
Furthermore I think Android shoud recieve an quality boost as Zwift banned most of the older types of devices last year. The diverence in the in game immage quality and details between Windows and Android is huge and in my opinion not needed.
There is no Android device with power comparable with a PC and dedicated GPU, especially for 3D applications like Zwift.
I agree – I’ve been discussing this with our teams as well and I’m looking into ways we can make more quality investments into our Android platform as well.
iPad Air 2
Software version 15.7.3
Latest version of Zwift and Companion
Updated the helpdesk with latest status, eg no change after installing update yesterday before my meetup.
Hi - Is the Strava Video feature coming to Android ZC App please? All my IOS buddies have it and I think it is a real shame Android users don’t have this brilliant feature yet. Thank you.
From a few posts up:
I’m also pretty sure that having the video screenshot button in the companion app is a way off yet. It’s currently just available in the game for some Apple users.
Yep! As @Kev_Lewis shared, we are planning to bring this feature to Android, but right now we’re focused on expanding to Windows (and additional Apple devices), and Android will get started after Windows.
We’re actively working on Companion integration right now and are planning to have this available in an upcoming release. We’re planning to launch Apple TV and Companion support at the same time.