Streaming and Recording

Do not start streaming or recording before scanning the QR code because the scanner uses the camera to read the code.

​Live streaming or recording a video significantly degrades the quality of experience on the device.


To record a video, say "Hey, Cortana" then "Record a video". To download the video, go to the "Mixed Reality Capture" tab in the HoloLens Device Portal.​


To conserve the bandwidth and achieve a better streaming stability:

  • ​Use the HoloLens app instead of Device Portal.
  • Turn off audio and mic, leaving only "Holograms":

  • Set stream quality to "fast":