Retro VHS is the world’s most advanced VHS app! Film grainy videos like it’s that summer of 1985 again where the only things that mattered were the brand of clothes you wore and fighting Communism. Snap dramatic selfies and pretend you’re an 80s fitness model. Create videos that look so ancient you’ll be able to trick your crazy grandpa into believing that you invented a time machine.

What can you possibly use this app for:

*Start your engagement off right with a retro video proposal or add that vintage touch to your divorce announcement.
*Recreate your parent’s poorly shot family home videos.
*Create your own creepy found footage movie and send it to a stranger.
*Dress up and film your own video dating segment. Send it to someone who remembers what those are.
*Record your own music videos for YouTube. Sit back and wait for the money to roll in.
*Play psychological games with friends where you trick them into believing that your videos were shot in the 80s.
*Record sports events and finally make them interesting.
*Film every moment of your life, upload the videos to Facebook, and search for the validation that your parents never gave you.


*The world’s most accurate video haze and severe VHS tracking lines.
*Record videos any way you want : regular VHS mode, in Black & White, and vintage TV screen mode.
*Extra special TV screen mode simulates watching your videos on an old TV set.
*Import your own videos and make them look like they were shot on an ancient VHS cassette.
*Review your videos and share them with friends.
*Insert your own pictures into videos to show off your creative flair.
*Zoom in and out for dramatic close-ups. *Heavy eye shadow and soft lighting recommended.
*Take stylish, vintage selfies and snap photos during recording.
*Display on-screen text for announcements or set the date back in time to fool co-workers.
*Multiple stylish camera skins to choose from.
*Camcorder flashlight provides hours of entertainment!
*Video filters add creative (possibly creepy) effects to your videos.
*Landscape video mode for garden shots.
*Our all new "FX control panel" gives you a fully customizable experience with all of the options you need to produce the best VHS videos ever!

Our nearly satisfied customers agree:

“These videos look just like my parent’s awful VHS collection. Thanks Retro VHS!”

“VHS videos have never looked so rad thanks to Retro VHS.”

“I finally found a date who doesn’t run away. Thanks Retro VHS.”

Why not try out retro VHS today!

What’s New

Version 3.1

Version 3 brings you radical new tech! Widescreen video! Plus the all new New Wave video mode, you have to see it to believe it!
Totally tubular video sharing tools are in too! This minor update fixes the layout on the iPad.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
262 Ratings
262 Ratings
KSqoosh ,

Very good, but needs some improvements.

First of all, let’s do a sound check.
The old vhs sound noise feedbacks into the microphone and makes the audio unbearable without completely turning down the audio. But that could be improved.

VHS Background noise - 2/5

Second of all, let’s check the sound filter.
The graininess of the sound is kinda not so grainy, I just wanna be able to change the graininess of the microphone and stuff like that, it would be amazing to have that in the control panel.

Microphone noise - 3.5/5

So overall the sound is ok but still needs improvements.

Overall sound - 2.75/5

Now, the next, graphics. The graphics are amazing and I have little to say about it, except for the VHS noise, it needs to be a little bit more random with the intervals between each noise line on the tape.

VHS tape noise - 4/5

Everything else is amazing and I think it is very good.

Everything else - 5/5

So overall the graphics are the finest bit in here so far! with the realism intact!

Graphics overall - 4.5/5

And last but not least — the UI. It is very accessible and very easy to use, Nothing is too bad not too good! It is very comfortable to use.

UI - 5/5

So now for the overall score of the app. It is a very good app and the features and aesthetics are spot-on! I hardly have anything bad to say!

Overall score - 4/5!

Zayra M. ,

Great app

I think it’s a great app! Reminds me of the early 2000’s when my dad used to videotape our adventures. I bought the full version to use my own clips but it seems that I can’t really use any clip that is around 23 seconds or longer and I don’t know if thats how the app is supposed to be but I hope that can get fixed 😢 it keeps crashing out on me when It’s loading. Other than that i recently discovered this app and i love it! :D

lil brandonski ,

Weird sound? And awful borders

Let me start off by saying this app is amazing. It does everything you’d expect it to do but for some reason when recording video there is a strange sound that can’t be turned off which gets louder and louder. Secondly when recording videos there is a strange white border that ends up on the black bars on each side. If these two problems were fixed it’d easily be a 5 star app.


Venn Interactive, Inc.
111 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Venn Interactive, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. VHS PRO $2.99
  2. Remove Watermark $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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