Air Show HD – Review – Show off your photos

On October 11, 2012

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Air Show HD – Review – Show off your photos

Our rating:

By: Splitmo

Version #: 1.0631

Date Released: 2012-09-05

Developer: Splitmo

Price: free

User Rating:

Air Show HD is a great app for anybody who needs to show off their photos. And you can’t beat the price of free for something like this with no ads (although there’s no guarantee of that in future releases).

To use the app, you need to have an Apple TV. Also, you need to manually turn on mirroring on your iPhone or iPad (instructions on how to do so are in the app). Once all that is squared away, this is a pretty cool app.

Remember how sometimes you like to torture friends by making them look at your vacation photos? This is a digital version of that, but you can also add background music and captions.

The app browses the library on your iPhone or iPad and you manually drag and drop the photos into each square of the slideshow.  Once there, you can see the photos up top as they would appear on a television. You can also pinch-to-zoom and add captions to each photo. Even better, you can select songs from your music library to play while the slideshow is going.

The app was very intuitive to use although it was somewhat tough on an iPhone (even on the larger screen of the iPhone 5). The iPad was better for setting up a slideshow. I was also disappointed that hitting the pause button when a slideshow was going didn’t pause the music. I would have thought that to be a natural action.

Despite any minor flaws, this is an amazing app if you have an Apple TV, particularly for the price.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes.

Learning Curve:Low.

Who Is It For:Photography enthusiasts that like to show off.

What I Like:Good functionality. Easy to use.

What I Don't Like:Would be nice if pause also paused the music.

Final Statement:For photo-to-Apple TV action, this is the app for you.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Show off your best pictures on your big screen TV using Air Show and an Apple TV. Zoom in, crop and caption your best pictures while Air Show automatically builds a slide show for you.

Air Show allows you to search through your photos, adding them directly to the TV or the generated slide show. Air Show shows only the photos YOU want without your friends seeing potentially embarrassing pictures by accident.

If you want to save more than 3 slide shows, Air Show provides unlimited slide shows as a one time in-app purchase.

Full Retina support for the iPhone 4, 4s and the new iPad.

NOTE: To get the most out of Air Show, you must have a device that supports AirPlay mirroring. This includes: iPhone 4s, iPad2 or the New iPad. Air Show will still work on earlier devices, but you will need to physically connect your device with an HDMI cable to enable the external display capabilities.

With Air Show, you are in charge.

Show life large, with Air Show!
What's new

You asked for music and colored captions, so we delivered!

New Features:
? iPhone 5 and iOS 6 support!
? Music library access!
? Colored captions!
? Dragging an entire album to the TV will add to slideshow and start it playing!

Bug fixes:
? Fixed AirPlay issues with iOS 6
? Fixed minor graphical issues with 'in call' notifier
? On any external display, the images are shown in 16:9

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