If you make YouTube videos or want to practice the song, you know the importance of a teleprompter. While you can always buy a real teleprompter from Amazon but if you have a spare Android tablet lying around, it can function as a teleprompter as well. Some teleprompter apps even have the functionality to record video while prompting text on the screen.
Play store offers a number of teleprompter apps for Android. So, I took it upon me to test and make a list of best teleprompter apps for Android. Let’s check them out.

Best Teleprompter Apps for Android

1. Simple teleprompter

Simple Teleprompter gives you an experience of using an actual teleprompter. When you open the app for the first time, all you see is a white screen with a button to ‘create a new document’. Pressing that button gives you two option – import your script from Phone’s internal storage or paste it directly to the editor.
The editor has three buttons in total: Delete, Save/Start, and Settings. Tapping delete would erase your loaded script from the app, Settings gives you options like mirror text, adjust font size, line spacing and orientation. You can check the auto start option which automatically starts the prompt once you press the start button. Scroll speed has 10 levels and you can choose according to your comfort level.

The prompt it self works smoothly and can be scrolled back if you fall behind or need to rush through.
With Simple Teleprompter, however, you can’t adjust the size and speed while it’s running for that feature we have the next app in line.

  • Adjusts Speed and Text size – Yes
  • Adjustable text area – No
  • Inbuilt Video recorder – No

Download Simple Teleprompter (free)

2. Prompster

Prompster is yet another teleprompter app optimized for Android phones and tablets. It is best for reciting speech and deliver in front of a camera. You can copy and edit your scripts on the onboard editor in the app. It accepts text files as import and you can add multiple scripts at once. Once you move to the prompt screen, it shows you a few control buttons on the bottom.
Starting from the left you get the buttons to control the size of the text and speed adjustment buttons on the right. Start button lies in the center. The best part is that you can adjust the size and speed during the run of the prompt which makes it easier to control and adjust according to the natural flow of the Speaker.

It also keeps track of the elapsed time giving you another cue and you can share your speech files easily with Email. However, this app doesn’t have a highlighter marker to assist while reading and for that so we move to the next app in the list.

  • Adjusts Speed and Text size – Yes
  • Adjustable text area – No
  • Inbuilt Video recorder – No

Download Prompster ($1.99)

3. Parrot Teleprompter

Parrot teleprompters are famous around the world and offer great products. They recently developed the app to go along with their accessories and even replace other teleprompters. The app is developed by experienced players and makes sure all the essential features are present. You can edit the scripts by pasting it in the editor or connect your Dropbox to sync your files automatically (txt). The scripts are listed in the scripts window and tapping on the title loads the prompt screen in the landscape position which you can lock for more accuracy. It shows you elapsed time and a play button in the middle.

The settings page has the necessary options like text size and speed. You can adjust the margins and enable the mirror mode

Toggle marker is very thoughtful which gives you a cue of the position in the script. Font color and background can be changed for optimum contrast and you can do this while the prompt is running so you don’t waste any time.

  • Adjusts Speed and Text size – Yes
  • Adjustable text area – No
  • Inbuilt Video recorder – No

Download Parrot Teleprompter (free)
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4. PromptSmart Pro

PromptSmart pro is the priciest($19) teleprompter app in this list with an amazing feature VoiceTrack, which we’ll discuss in a minute. The app’s layout is minimalistic and you can import your scripts from the cloud as well unlike the previous apps in the list.

You get all the standard features like speed adjustment, mirroring, plus you get split screen option which makes it easy to record your videos with a teleprompter. You can use any app to record yourself delivering the lines with the highlighted marker which lets you keep track of the text.
The margins can be set to as close to the edge keeping eye movements to a minimum, therefore, maintaining the illusion that you’re delivering the lines naturally.

If you choose to enable VoiceTrack in the settings, the app would ask to record your voice because the algorithm detects speech and scrolls the script as you read. It pauses the prompt as you stop to take a breath and continues from the position where it left. No other app has implemented this feature and it alone sets it apart in the list.

This feature though great is still quite expensive at $19. I would recommend this app only if you wish for a smart assisted Teleprompter which stops as you take a pause and makes the whole procedure more natural. However, you can’t record a video using your camera while using this app. The next app in the list gets rid of this problem rather intuitively.

  • Adjusts Speed and Text size – Yes
  • Adjustable text area – No
  • Inbuilt Video recorder – Yes

Download Promptsmart Pro ($19)

5. Oratory

The tiny app quite literally is probably the only app that in a true sense gave a creative solution for teleprompter app. It has a popup feature that essentially draws over other apps. Oratory lets you edit and highlight important parts of the script in the app and save it on the app itself. The opacity, font color, and the background color can be changed according to your comfort.

Oratory main window

Once you’re done you can press the Run button on the bottom. The widget pops up from the app and you can resize and even use it in the landscape mode(only if your camera supports landscape recording ). You can use your phone and record while the teleprompter plays over the camera app. 
oratory widget

The recommended position while placing the widget on screen is closest to the camera so that when you’re reading the lines your eye movement can be reduced to a minimum.

  • Adjusts Speed and Text size – Yes
  • Adjustable text area – Yes
  • Inbuilt Video recorder – No

Download Oratory (free)

6. Selvi

Selvi is not a new teleprompter app but not many people know about it. Although the app is very intuitive and has many features to offer.

You can import your scripts from your cloud storage or you can write a fresh script right on the app. It shows the number of words for every script right next to the title. You select a script to start the teleprompter interface. The teleprompter sits on the camera preview screen and displays the front camera. You can switch the camera to rear if you prefer it that way.

You can adjust the size of the teleprompter window if it obstructs the view. Although its translucent and blends in the UI.

Swipe vertically to adjust the text size and horizontally to speed, which is very efficient during a live session. Once you’re done with the recording session press the stop button and share the video on social media.
Adjusts Speed and Text size – Yes
Adjustable text area – Yes
Inbuilt Video recorder – Yes

Download Selvi (free)

7. BigVu

BigVU is the reporting app that integrates the teleprompter and camera seamlessly. It requires an active internet connection to function. You have to log in with one of your social media accounts or email. The youtube integration makes it better and you can directly upload videos to your channel.

It has smart features like it offers a silent mode when activated automatically puts your phone on silent. You can adjust the speed and set video quality in the settings. The dedicated tab offers tips on how to effectively use this app. You select your script from the list and tap on the camera button in the top right corner. You get all the controls like speed adjustment bar and teleprompt window size right next to the record button.

After you’re done with the recording, you get a few options, some free and some available with the pro version. The free version lets you share your videos unedited. To adjust the aspect ratio, add background music, remove the watermark, you need to buy the premium version.

The premium version offers watermark removal full HD recording, you can boost audio levels and add music background. You can add your custom logo and create your custom outro.

  • Adjusts Speed and Text size – Yes
  • Adjustable text area – Yes
  • Inbuilt Video recorder – Yes

Download BigVu (free)
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Which is the best Teleprompter App?

If you want an inbuilt video recorder with your teleprompter app, Selvi and Bigvu work great. Although Oratory Teleprompter does not have an inbuilt recording feature, it does, however, allow you to use the widget feature to run the teleprompter. Standalone teleprompter apps work great and Parrot has all the necessary features of a teleprompter.

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