Teleprompters were previously used in newsrooms. But given the advent of internet and sites like YouTube, almost anybody can become a newscaster today. So if you’re one of these video creators, how should you go about getting a teleprompter setup in front of you. Well, there are several methods to achieve this, with the easiest method being purchasing one. However, teleprompters no longer have to be purchased and all of its features can be accessed simple using a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet. With this in mind, we take a look at some of the best teleprompter apps available on the Google Play Store. So let’s have a look.
7 Best Teleprompter Apps in 2019
Just as the name suggests, this is a simple teleprompter that gives you exactly what you want. It can be used on both tablets and smartphones. You can choose to manually type in text for the teleprompter or import text from another source. You can even directly import .txt files, which makes it all the more easier for new creators. You can choose to save documents on the device for later perusal or even edit or delete them. While this app lacks the flashiness of a few other apps, it more than makes up for it with its simplicity. The best part here is that this app is completely free to use and devoid of ads and in-app purchases.
This is an excellent tool for those willing to read lengthy news reports on their phones. The best part with BIGVU is that in addition to showing the text on the screen, it can also turn on the front facing camera so you can start recording your news report right away. The app also gives you the option to add copyright free music, which can be handy for video reports. There are also some tools here that can help you with social media posting which can sometimes have different video size requirements. This app is free to download and lacks ads. There are in-app purchases, however.
This is a fairly similar app to the one we talked about above and even comes with similar features on board. The user interface is significantly different, though, and I personally like the lighter color scheme which is also easier on the eye. Although you can run the teleprompter and the front camera of your smartphone at the same time, it is somewhat dependent on the kind of camera hardware you have on your smartphone or tablet. Keeping this in mind, this particular aspect may not be appealing to everyone. This app is compatible with devices running Android 5.1 and above. The app is free to download, although there are ads on board. However, there are no in-app purchases here.
Selvi is an impressive teleprompter app that will cover most use cases. Think of this as a casual teleprompter app that you can use to read out and record personalized greetings to your friends and loved ones. Since the camera determines the kind of video you get, there’s no limit to what you can use this with. The app also comes with its own widget for the home screen, giving you easy access to its features. The font of the teleprompter can be modified and the text can be moved around to fit your reading. This is a free download on the Google Play Store and there are no ads. There are in-app purchases here to purchase additional features built into the app.
As the name indicates, this is a free version of the popular Teleprompter Pro application. The Lite moniker also suggests that it’s missing a few features. However, for a new user, this is the perfect version to try out before you plan to make the switch to the paid version of Teleprompter Pro. In terms of features, customers are getting the ability to adjust text size, scroll speed, and even the background. Slightly more advanced features like mirror mode and the ability to have unlimited scripts requires the paid version. So while this app is enough to give you an idea of its functionality, it’s not feasible to use this primarily for your teleprompter needs. This app has no ads or in-app purchases, which is a sigh of relief.
People familiar with teleprompters will be aware of this name. While the app does work well with Parrot Teleprompters, it can also be used independently to roll reports on your screen. You can also use the app in mirrored mode, which gives you the ability to read and record at the same time. You can also change the text size and even change background as well as foreground colors. There are no limits for the number of scripts you can hold on the app, which is good for new customers. The user interface is quite attractive as well and all features are easily accessible regardless of your experience with such apps. The app works with devices running Android 4.1 and above. It’s free to download and has no ads or in-app purchases to show.
This is an extremely basic teleprompter app that may lack the bells and whistles of offerings that we’ve spoken about so far, but still gets the job done. It doesn’t come with features like Mirror Mode, so you’re only limited to using this as a teleprompter and not particularly a recording device. Fortunately, features like cloud saving and syncing are enabled, so you can include .txt files located practically anywhere on the cloud. Users have the ability to change the size of the text as well as the scrolling speed, and that’s pretty much it. This app works with mobile teleprompter MOBUS. Oddly, the developers mention that this app is in beta, although most of the functions appear to be working just fine. This app is free to download on the Play Store and lacks ads or in-app purchases. Be sure to check it out.