Can I record NHK Plus programs on my phone (iphone or Android), and how to permanently store NHK Plus videos on my phone?

NHK Plus is a video streaming service available free of charge to those who have completed an NHK subscription contract, and offers missed programs from NHK and E-television, usually for up to one week after broadcast, and up to two weeks for local programs. After these periods, the programs are no longer available for viewing, so wouldn't it be convenient to have a way to record NHK Plus videos on your smartphone and store them permanently, so you can watch your favorite programs back anytime you want? In this article, we will introduce a tool that allows you to record and save NHK Plus videos on your iPhone or Android. This information will be especially useful for those who have favorite programs that they want to watch back on their phones for a week or more.

What is NHK Plus?

NHK Plus is a service that allows you to watch NHK General TV and E-television programs on your smartphone or PC, and has been offered since 2020. There is no charge and, in principle, the service is available up to one week after broadcast; NHK broadcasts are available in real time with a time lag of approximately 30 seconds, and can be registered on up to five devices. Please note, however, that viewing requires account registration linked to MHK subscriber information, and only one account can be registered per subscriber information.


Can I record NHK Plus on my smartphone (iphone or Android)?

Many people want to record on their smartphones. To state the result, based on the status of Android, it is possible to record NHK Plus with the screen recorder's stipulated functions. However, since the iPhone detects the act of recording, the only way is to use a PC to record or download the program and then transfer it.

Android screen recording can record NHK Plus.

Android version 11 or later comes standard with a "screen record" function that allows you to record NHK Plus video with audio. The operating procedure may vary from device to device, so please refer to the device manual or help for specific instructions.

Additionally, it is possible to download the Screen Recorder application from the Google Play Store, set it up, and then record while watching NHK Plus programs. However, this feature is not available to all Android users, as it is only available on Android version 11 or later. However, if you are using Android version 11 or later, we recommend that you give it a try, as it is accessible from the drop-down menu.


I cannot record NHK Plus with iPhone screen recording.

We have attempted to record NHK Plus on the iPhone using the following procedure:

1. Open the Settings app and select "Control Center.

Tap [Catapult Controls]. 3.

Add [Screen Recording]. 4.

Open the NHK Plus app and play the program you wish to record.

5. Open the Control Center and press the Screen Recording button.

However, even while screen recording was running, the NHK Plus website could not be recorded at all; recording was automatically interrupted when the website was accessed, and recording of not only the video but also the website itself was not possible.

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Why can't I record NHK Plus on my iPhone?

If your NHK Plus recordings go dark, it is most likely that NHK Plus is blocking the recording. While that function is blocked, recording is impossible. Therefore, consider switching to other software or apps; downloading NHK Plus and saving its videos is the best option. Typically, recording software has a recording time limit of 3-5 minutes, making it inappropriate for recording longer videos. In addition, the size of the recording files tends to be large, which can put pressure on storage space. That is why downloading and saving NHK Plus is recommended.

How to save NHK Plus videos on iPhone

Here is a means to download NHK Plus videos on your PC first, and then transfer and save them to your iPhone.

Y2Mate NHK Plus Downloader is an application that removes DRM from NHK Plus videos and allows you to download them in high quality up to 1080p. The downloaded videos can be saved to your PC in MP4/MKV format for viewing on almost any device, allowing you to enjoy NHK Plus videos offline anytime, anywhere.

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Y2Mate NHK Plus Downloader features:.

Download NHK Plus videos in MP4 or MKV format

Batch mode function to process up to 5 videos at once

High-speed processing with GPU hardware acceleration technology

No need to worry about viruses or malware.

Allows you to choose the video codec, subtitle, and resolution.

Metadata and subtitles are stored together.

Simply add the desired videos to your schedule and new videos will be downloaded automatically.

Download and install Y2Mate and start your free trial.

The steps to download NHK Plus videos with Y2Mate NHK Plus Downloader are as follows

Set up Y2Mate NHK Plus Downloader.

2. Log in to the website where the video is located.

Select the NHK Plus section from the menu on the left. step1

3. Search for the desired video and play it.

Access the website using Y2Mate's built-in browser, search for the video you wish to download, and play it. Please note that some websites may require you to log in.


4. Optimize output settings and start downloading.

Y2Mate will automatically start analyzing the video as it plays. A screen for customizing output settings such as resolution, audio, subtitles, etc. will appear. After setting, click "Download Now" to start downloading. step3

5. Transfer the downloaded video to your iPhone and save it to a specific file.

You can transfer the downloaded videos from your PC to your iPhone and save them to a specific file according to your needs. Downloaded videos are usually in MP4 format and can be played on any device. Now you have permanently saved NHK Plus videos to your iPhone!


In this article, we have shown you how to download and record NHK Plus programs on your smartphone, and we recommend Y2Mate downloader to download NHK Plus high quality videos on your PC. Please take this opportunity to try it out.

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