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 2.1

We've fixed the feedback noise on older devices, just make sure to turn the volume down if you haven't upgraded to iOS 10 yet. We've also added some cool new options to the effects control panel and fixed some bugs. Enjoy!

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

179 Ratings

179 Ratings

Great app

Zayra M.

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

Weird sound? And awful borders

lil brandonski

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.

Add “Remove Date” Option

Brandon Michael panek

Hi, I was wondering if you can add this option where you would have a choice of using the custom date, or not, so some people can do some fake training videos or something like that. Also, can you fix this bug where the app crashes when you try to import a video? BTW, keep up the great work with this app!


Venn Interactive, Inc.
76 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.0 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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