Infuse app for iPhone and iPad

This must-have video player for iOS devices wows with great visuals and performance.

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Our Verdict

If you have a lot of downloaded video content, Infuse is the bench-setter for video playback.


  • Gorgeous display for video library
  • Files are played instantly, with no judder
  • Supports multiple file formats


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Decent video playback apps are hard to find. Apple doesn't support most popular file formats but Infuse is a genuine rival to the popular AVPlayerHD.

Infuse is indeed a beautiful way to watch videos. Just look at the gorgeous way in which it displays your video library: once copied across over iTunes, your videos are displayed as thumbnails in a grid format. However, instead of choosing a random frame from videos to fill those thumbnails, the app analyses the file name and metadata to work out exactly what the video is.

When it recognises a movie or a TV show episode, it chooses content-specific thumbnails as well as giving you episode synopses, artwork, cast lists and more.

The app doesn't disappoint with playback, either. Files are played instantly when selected and dragging the progress bar provides no judders at all – even with HD content. Every file format we threw at it was supported, and so long as your iOS device is powerful enough to run full HD content, 1080p videos run like a dream, too.

Key info

  • Works with: iPhone, iPad, iPod
  • Price: $4.99/£2.99
  • Developer: Firecore, LLC
  • Version: 1.2.4
  • App size: 42.2MB
  • Age rating: 4+

The Verdict


out of 10


If you have a lot of downloaded video content, Infuse is the bench-setter for video playback.


Kerrie Hughes is associate editor at Creative Bloq. Her employment at Future Publishing began in January 2010 as staff writer for 3D World magazine. Since then, she's written regularly for other publications, including ImagineFX and Computer Arts magazines.