What is App Trailers? Is it a Good App that Make You Money?
App Trailers Overview
App Trailers is a mobile app that basically gives you reward points for watching advertisements and allows you to redeem those points for gift cards for a variety of popular retailers. If you have nothing to do, a full battery, and want to earn points toward an Amazon or Starbucks gift card, is App Trailers worth the time? Let’s find out.
What is App Trailer and how does it work?
App Trailers is an app that you can download from the App Store or the Google Play store. Within the app, you are invited to play trivia games, upload and share your own videos, and watch app trailers and other online videos. App trailers are (obviously) videos that introduce you to new apps available for your device.
App Trailers has been around since 2010, and the actual rewards offered, points earned, and cash-out thresholds change over time, by region, and by payment method. Users say that rewards can be redeemed through PayPal at a 500 point threshold, but gift cards have a 5,000 point threshold. Keep in mind that you earn 5 points for every 30-50 second video you watch and that 500 points are only worth $0.50. So the best-case scenario for watching videos on App Trailer is that you could earn about $0.50 per hour. And the videos do not auto-play; you have to select and start each one. So instead of earning $0.50 for doing nothing, you have to pay at least some attention to the app all the time, in order to accrue rewards.
Of course, as with all apps of this kind, you can also earn points by referring your friends to download the app.
And if you interact with many of the promo offers, you can expect your inbox to get flooded with spam.
Who is App Trailer for?
App Trailers is for people who don’t mind wasting time here and there on their phones and earning reward points while they are at it. Points can be redeemed for gift cards from Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks, and the Google Play store. After a few days, you might earn yourself a free cup of coffee.
App Trailers is particularly good for those who are actually interested in learning about new apps and games. It’s an excellent way to find out what new apps are available and how they work.
App Trailer tools and training
Training isn’t necessary for App Trailer. It’s a well-designed, intuitive app with a good interface and simple instructions.
App Trailers support
Overall, the app has extremely positive reviews from users, but App Trailer does not respond to complaints or criticism online when it appears. For users who find that there are problems crediting their account or that their rewards are inaccurate or delayed, there doesn’t seem to be many options for addressing the issue.
App Trailers isn’t a scam. Most people find that they reliably earn rewards for watching videos and participating with the app, and that once they have hit the threshold, they actually cash out and enjoy their rewards.
App Trailers has extremely positive online reviews from users, although that could be in part motivated by the incentive to earn points by referrals.
Let’s just acknowledge that this app rewards people for watching advertising. And not only that, but you have to watch advertising before the advertising. For most videos, you have to watch a 15-30 second advertising/promo video BEFORE the 15-30 second video that you actually earn rewards for.
When doing other activities on the app, like playing the trivia games and participating in polls and whatnot, there is always an advertisement on the screen. Any user-generated content you create and earn rewards for is just another framework for the app to advertise to other users.
App Trailer doesn’t make it easy to game the system, either. Similar apps might let you select a group of videos and have them auto-play to earn points while doing something else. But App Trailer doesn’t allow that; you have to select videos individually. Furthermore, unlike any other app in this class, App Trailers penalizes you for watching too many videos. Yes, that’s right. If you watch too many videos in a day, the points earned per video drops from 5 each to 3 each. It resets back to 5 points again the following day. App Trailers wants to reward you, but only on their terms; they don’t want anyone taking too much advantage of the app.
Finally, the app will suspend you for 30 days or more for inactivity, and you will lose accrued points. This is frustrating for many users, who find that if they use the app every day, they have to watch the same videos over and over, but if they DON’T use the app every day, they may risk the points they have accumulated so far.
My Final Thoughts of App Trailer
If a person is genuinely interested in app trailers and watches them independently on YouTube, the App Trailers app is a great way to stay informed with your interests and earn reward points along the way. For people who are serious about ways to earn some extra money, App Trailers is probably not a good choice; the rewards are too low, the payout threshold too high, and the annoyance of the advertising isn’t worth it. If you actually enjoy the app, that’s fine, and it’s a good choice for you, but if you want to make money online, there are better ways.