Skip to main content

Adobe Premiere Rush arrives on Android

Adobe Premiere Rush
Image: Adobe

Adobe Premiere Rush, Adobe's video editing software (opens in new tab), was launched at Adobe Max in October last year. The software is available for iOS, Mac and Windows on the desktop, so Android users, once again, felt left out in the cold. 

However, they haven't had to wait too long, with Adobe today announcing Premiere Rush for Android. But why now? Over the years we've seen many companies, Adobe included, wait years before rolling out an Android version of their latest software, so it may come as a surprise to some to see Premiere Rush arrive on Android just seven months after it was initially launched. 

But the Adobe team are a business-savvy lot, and with more and more content creators using their phones to create videos on the go, it makes total sense to be able to offer the app to what Macworld reported earlier in the year (opens in new tab) as the more popular mobile platform. 

"What we've been seeing recently is a huge explosion in online video content creation, especially on social media," says Adobe Premiere Rush principal project manager Danielle Darby. "And upon further investigation, we found these online video creators are different from our professional creators and have very unique needs, which we want to focus on with Rush."

That focus is on the ability to create professional-looking results fast, without delving too deep into getting the perfect edit like one might have to with Adobe's more complex, professional editing tools such as Premiere Pro or After Effects. 

Image of a woman taking a photo of the Manhattan skyline at dusk with her phone

Image: Adobe

"Our goal is to make creating and sharing online content easier than ever," Darby says. We've yet to give Rush a go so can't say yet if Adobe has achieved that. A quick hands-on with the iOS version of the software looks promising, but we'll be putting Rush – on both iOS and Android – to the test in a full review very soon so stay tuned. 

Adobe Premiere Rush is available on Android now, and you can get for free via the Premiere Rush Starter Plan, which includes access to all its features, plus the ability to create an unlimited number of projects (but limited to three exports). Premiere Rush is also available for $9.99 per month to individuals via the Adobe website (opens in new tab), Samsung Galaxy Store (opens in new tab) or Google Play Store (opens in new tab). Rush is also included as part of Adobe's All Apps, Premier Pro single app and Student Plan Creative Cloud memberships. 

Read more:

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Kerrie Hughes is Editor at Creative Bloq (currently on maternity leave). One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications. Kerrie's work for Creative Bloq involves managing the team and the site's content, developing and maintaining commercial partnerships, and finding innovative ways to bring Creative Bloq's audience the content they're looking for.