With NHK Plus, you can watch a variety of programs from the latest news broadcast on General TV and E-television to dramas, animations, variety shows, and documentaries. You can also watch unlimited programs after they have finished airing for 7 days. Anyone can easily replay morning dramas and documentaries that they missed. Unfortunately, NHK Plus itself does not have recording or downloading functions.

This article thoroughly explains how to record NHK Plus videos and save them on your computer using software.

Why NHK Plus videos cannot be recorded

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It is difficult to record and save NHK Plus videos because of DRM protection and copy protection on NHK Plus programs.

However, the software recommended in this article is a downloader that can already remove DRM protection. With these software, recording and downloading NHK Plus will be 100% successful.

NHK Plus video method, for PC

In this article, we will show you how to record NHK Plus on your computer.

Recording NHK Plus with StreamGaGa

Downloading NHK Plus videos with a recording software may take too much time and the quality may be poor.

Therefore, in this article, we would like to recommend StreamGaGa Downloader.

StreamGaGa Downloader can save NHK Plus Drama, Anime, Variety, Sports, etc. videos as MP4/MKV files with up to 2160p and AAC 2.0 audio track, and is the strongest NHK Plus Downloader with no viewing time limit. You can watch anytime and anywhere under offline environment. The batch download function allows you to download and save multiple NHK Plus videos at once.

Furthermore, the built-in function to remove DRM protection technology allows the saved NHK Plus content to be played on any device without DRM.

This section will show you how to use the StreamGaGa downloader to save NHK Plus to your computer and watch it offline.


Step 1: Visit the official StreamGaGa Downloader website and download and install the software according to your computer's operating environment.

Step 2: After the StreamGaGa Downloader is installed on your PC, launch it. Click on "Home" on the left part of the top screen.

Step 3: Paste the NHK Plus video link (https://plus.nhk.jp/) into the address bar at the top.

Step 4: Once the video is played, the download screen will appear. You can choose to download format, quality, subtitles, etc. Check the boxes according to your needs.

Step 5: The NHK Plus download screen will appear. Click "Download Now" to start downloading NHK Plus. If you wish to download multiple NHK Plus videos at once, click "Add to Queue" to add them to the task. Then click "Start All" to download the NHK Plus videos of your choice.

Step 6: The progress of the NHK Plus download will be displayed. After the download is complete, go to "Download" on the left sidebar of the title.

Recording NHK Plus with the Windows 10 "Game Bar

The Game Bar is a usable built-in recording feature that comes standard with Windows 10. This tool supports full screen recording of your computer, but it is not able to record in a specific range. Please be aware of this.


Step 1 Right-click on the lower left window button and click on "Settings" to enter the "Games" screen. Check the "Game Bar" and "Capture" settings and make sure the recording function is enabled.

Step 2. Open the NHK Plus program you wish to record, press "Win+G" key, and after confirming its use, click the red circle in the middle of the toolbar to start recording.


When the video is finished, press "Win+Alt+R" or click the white square in the toolbar to end the recording.

A note on recording NHK programs!

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Under the Copyright Law (Article 30), copyrighted works may be freely used, but the conditions are strictly defined. Reproduction for personal use is one such case.

For more information, works may be reproduced for purposes other than work for personal or domestic use. If a work is reproduced using digital recording equipment, compensation must be paid to the copyright owner.

For details, please refer to the Copyright Act (Act No. 48 of 1970).


This article explained how to record NHK On Demand videos and NHK Plus videos. You can use them for any purpose, but by all means, please observe the conditions of private use as allowed by the Copyright Law (Article 30).

Also, if you want to know how to record or download other streaming plan distribution services, please refer to our BLOG.

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