MoShow - Slideshow Movie Maker

App review by
Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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Fun, easy, animated slideshows turn kids into movie makers.

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age 18+
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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Not much learning potential, but kids do get to be creative and put together different elements into a casual presentation.

Ease of Play

Easy to add pictures, music, special effects. No tutorial for getting started, but most teens will have no trouble diving right in. 

Violence
Sex
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Consumerism

In-app purchases (without parent gates) to buy premium content, such as layouts, as well as to create longer videos and remove ads and MoShow branding. Possible to make several MoShows on the free version without experiencing any advertising.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that MoShow - Slideshow Movie Maker allows kids to create fun video slideshows using their own images and music. It's simple to use and easy to get impressive results. A premium experience -- which includes longer videos, no ads, and no branding -- is available without a parent gate based on the setting on the device. Expect some pressure to buy, as kids can preview VIP layouts, but not save them, and videos are limited to 30 seconds when trying to save on free accounts. Completed MoShow videos can be shared via the normal sharing methods on the device, although we were not able to share via Facebook at the time of review. Though it's designed for sharing on social media, younger kids can easily use it just to be creative and have fun; the only thing to watch out for is the opportunity to make purchases -- parents may want to set expectations around those. Read the app's privacy policy to find out about the types of information collected and shared.

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What's it about?

MOSHOW - SLIDESHOW MOVIE MAKER is a creative tool that allows kids to turn their pictures and music into animated slideshows for sharing. Kids start by adding images from their device library. They then choose a layout, transitions, and special effects. After they sort their images, add titles, and crop them, they can choose music.  MoShow - Slideshow Movie Maker comes with over 60 tracks in categories such as pop, EDM, rock, folk, hip-hop, reggae, orchestral, and country. Kids can also import music from the device library. When it's time to save, kids can save to their device or share with friends and family with parental help. Free accounts are limited to 30 seconds of video. If kids go over, they are offered three choices: upgrade, edit, or save only 30 seconds. 

Is it any good?

This is a quick way to take treasured pictures and bring them together in a fun and lively video that can be shared with friends and family. MoShow - Slideshow Movie Maker makes it easy to create something with professional looking results and not a lot of time, effort, or knowledge. Users will sacrifice on controlling the finer details for simplicity of use, but there are other tools for those who want to get into the nitty-gritty. Although a tutorial or walkthrough wouldn't hurt, MoShow - Slideshow Movie Maker is fairly foolproof. At the time of review, it didn't work to upload a MoShow to Facebook. And, despite promises that the VIP account removes ads, we didn't see any ads (other than some pressure to upgrade) while making four free videos. Overall, with some discussion around purchases and sharing, it's a potentially fun, creative tool for kids.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about responsible media sharing with apps like MoShow - Slideshow Movie Maker. What are your family's rules around sharing pictures? What are the possible repercussions for sharing other people's music and pictures?

  • Talk about using technology to be creative. How does this app let you create something new? Are there features you wish existed? What other tools would let you create something?

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Skills: Creativity: making new creations, producing new content
    Tech Skills: digital creation, using and applying technology
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free (additional content packs are available from $3.99-$9.99)
  • Release date: March 1, 2018
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Size: 118.70 MB
  • Publisher: BA Software Ltd
  • Version: 1.1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.1 or later; Android 5.0 and up

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