App Trailers Review: Is it An App Video Watching Scam?

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How To Make Money By Watching Smartphone Videos With App TrailersIf you're anything like me, you probably have your smartphone or tablet with you anywhere you go. Chances are you paid a pretty penny for it as well. Now imagine if these devices can make you money. Well, apparently now they can. There are several sites out there that will pay rewards for watching videos about smartphone or tablet apps and more. The question is: Are they legitimate? Let's take a look at one site called App Trailers and find out.

What is App Trailers?

App Trailers is a mobile advertising platform where members can watch a variety of videos about apps to earn rewards. The platform also features game, music, and TMZ videos. App Trailers was created back in 2010 by the San Francisco-based company App Redeem, Inc. The platform is now owned by through a 2015 acquisition. At the time of this review, App Redeem has a B- rating with the Better Business Bureau.

How Does App Trailers Work?

Users just need to download the free mobile app available for both Apple devices at the iTunes App Store and Android devices at the Google Play Store. You will create an account using your email address or social media information. Once your account information is confirmed, the app is ready for you to use to start watching videos and earning points.

How to Earn Points with App Trailers?

You earn 5 points for every video you watch and earn 50 points for signing up. The app also gives you the ability to earn 100 points for every friend you refer that joins. You can also earn anywhere between 5-2,500 points through available offers. As soon as you acquire 500 points, you will be eligible to cash out with PayPal. Otherwise, you will need to earn 5,000 points to get the available $5 gift cards.

If you don't like the idea of being limited to points or apps, you may like sites such as who pay you for sharing your opinions. And if surveys aren't your thing, you can also join sites like,, and where you will get paid to do what you already do online like playing games or visiting websites and more.

How Does App Trailers Pay You?

Points are redeemable for cash payments through PayPal or gift card rewards. Gift cards are available from retailers such as Amazon, iTunes, Footlocker, Best Buy, and Sephora. You are able to cash out with PayPal once you have acquired 500 points, which is the equivalent of $0.50. Gift cards start at 5,000 points which is equal to $5. You receive payouts immediately. If you would rather work with real cash rather than collecting points, I'd like you to check out my Top Free Work At Home Recommendation.

App Trailers Hacks or Tips

If you are looking for the shortest videos to watch to maximize your earning potential, you will find them in the web app area. The best way to earn points the fastest is to refer friends who join. You could also earn numerous points through the available offers in the Promo section of the app.

You can also sign up and start earning money today taking surveys on or join sites that are not dependable on points such as,, and These sites will pay you real cash after you have done the simple tasks like reading emails and many more that you are already used to doing online.

App Trailers Complaints

In theory, this all sounds good. But is it really worth your time? If you've been reading this far you have probably guessed it may not be. However, let's dive into some of the other complaints and concerns about this app trailer opportunity.

Only Gonna Earn Spare Change: Each video is approximately 25 seconds long with a 25-second ad at the start. It takes 10 points for you to earn one cent. If you do the math, at that rate you are only making 36 cents an hour. That totally sucks as a way to make any real money. You'd be better off checking out my Top Free Work At Home Recommendation.

Spammy Promo Offers: The company provides various offers from companies that give you points if you sign up or purchase something. Your email inbox will likely be hit with tons of spam, which can be a major pain in the butt.

Forced to Click Each Video: Other similar apps let you click on a set of videos and let them run while you go do other life stuff and still earn points. This app makes you click on each video which means you have to babysit the app to earn your points.

Too Much Use Will Cost You: The app will start penalizing your potential earning points if you try to use the app for the entire day. Using the app for a significant period of time cuts the earning amount per video from 5 points down to 3 points. The penalty won't last long. The appall reset back to 5 points the next day.

No Available Company Information: The company's website is only a simple landing page with information about the app. There is no company background information or contact information for customer service.

So Is App Trailers Legit or a Scam?

App Trailers is a legitimate company where users can earn money by watching smartphone app and movie trailers. You can earn instant gift card rewards and PayPal cash at the touch of your fingertips from anywhere in the world. However, the financial payoff is super slim and you are better off with my Top Free Work At Home Recommendation instead. Feel free to check out my Work At Home Courses as well. Acquiring multiple streams of income is the best way to achieve financial success online. But that's my two cents.

If you agree and understand the importance of having multiple sources of income, then you may want to check out sites like, and which pay you for things that you already do online like reading emails, downloading apps, visiting websites and more. You also have survey companies like that will pay you for giving your opinion.

Let me know what you think about App Trailers in the comments section below. I'd love to hear your thought and experiences!

Until next time,

Eddy with a y

12 thoughts on “App Trailers Review: Is it An App Video Watching Scam?”

  1. I came across Apptrailler and downloaded it, but the issue is that I can’t create an account. It always crashes each time I try to submit my account details. Am seeing it as awastage of time and data.

  2. I have to say that’s interesting to read that if you use the app too much in one day, you can be penalized for it. I like that app trailers is legitimate, but the fact that you are forced to open each video separately might just be a turnoff for some. I do like to watch movie trailers though so I might just give it a try on my Iphone.

  3. I came across app trailers and was considering checking it out and maybe giving it a go. Not so sure about that now after reading this, so thanks for saving me from wasting my time.

    I am wondering though, do you need to do anything when you watch the trailers? For example, provide feedback or or whatever, or do you simply get paid, literally, for just watching videos about apps?

    • Yup, you just get paid for watching the videos about the apps. It’s pretty straight forward. That said it’s not something you can expect to make a lot with.

  4. Eddy,
    Let’s see if I have got this right?
    5000 points for $5, 5 points per video so I can watch say 120 videos an hour which will give me 600 points which evens out at a sweet $1.20?
    Where has this offer been all of my life . . . are you kidding me lol
    I suppose if you tend to spend your life on youtube it might be worth it for a bit of loose change but not for me
    Time to check out your other money making ideas, hope they are a bit sweeter than this one

  5. App Trailers sounds like a complete waste of time. How long to watch each vid, plus waiting for tiny payout; heck, you could be making $10/hour at Mickey D’s and come out a lot farther ahead! I agree with you that it’s better to own and operate the websites that others are seeking out than to work for somebody else. Your recommendation to check out Wealthy Affiliate is an excellent one, and certainly one that I’ve taken.

  6. Why it may not be a scam, sounds weird to me. And the earning potential doesn’t sound so great. I think I would go nuts watching vid and vid and vid… But that’s just me. I had a hard time watching most vid on YouTube, even the funny cat & cucumber vids my wife loves.

    The entire point system would irritate me. My time is worth more than some points that transfer into tiny payouts.

    Anyway, I enjoy your site. Keep it up! Anybody checking out your site looking to start a home business should give your Wealthy Affiliate review a good hard look. That works. And it can set a person on the road to financial freedom.

    • Hey TD,

      Thanks for chiming in. I tend to feel differently about videos. But I binge watch Netflix so it’s different for me. Those cucumber videos with the cats are hilarious. So I’m with your wife there. lol I’m glad to hear you’re loving WA as well.

  7. I was thinking about doing something like this to get a little extra cash. But this just seems so ridiculous. Way too much time wasted on watching videos and then not even be able to put them on a sort of playlist like something like inbox dollars. I really don’t like inbox dollars because it is just way too much time spent for so little amount of money but this seems a little worse honestly I was thinking about trying it out but I don’t think it is worth it.

    • Hey Adriana,

      I hear ya. It definitely may not be worth the time for some people depending on your needs and goals.

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