Katan adds a large TV screen to your photography experience. It makes mobile photography more comfortable, social, and fun. See photos better yourself, and discuss them with family and friends while enjoying your time around a TV!
Katan offers the full photography workflow, from selection to adjustments, with a large TV screen. It works directly with the Photos library, and the iCloud library (if enabled). Katan adjustments are non-destructive, all the image settings are saved in the Photos library. They are synchronised between your devices with the enabled iCloud photo library. You can open adjusted images later in Katan or in Photo Sense, and keep working from where you left, on any iOS device!
Katan works over your local Wi-Fi network with:
• Apple TV
• Many modern smart TVs, for example Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic, and Philips TVs
• Android TV
• Other devices supporting DLNA or Google Cast
Please download Katan for free and check if your device and network setup are supported.
• Show photos on TV screen
• Play slideshow
• Compare multiple photos side by side
• Zoom in to inspect details
• Zoom in two images side by side to compare details
• Mark library photos as favorite, delete unsuccessful ones
• Enhance photos using automatic and / or manual adjustments
• Crop, straighten, transform images
• Give photos an artistic touch with creative effects
• Copy image settings and use presets to save time
And whatever you do, see the result immediately on a large TV screen!
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Works better than the others I tried
Able to see my photos on my Samsung tv from both my iPad and iPhone X. However I created an album in my photos of the photos I wished to project, and the app cannot see the album I created, or any of the other albums I’ve created. It sees only the automatic albums, like bursts, panoramas, etc. Am I doing something wrong? I don’t want to wade through thousands of images when I have just a few I want show.
4th time was the charm
On a whim I decided to figure out how to view photos on our new Samsung QLED TV. I found a couple of articles online and of course the first recommendation had been discontinued. I saw others in the App Store and tried out three of them. They were difficult for me to move through and the instructions were not specific enough for a non-techie like myself. Install/Delete. Then I tried Katan. Such a relief. In a matter of minutes I was connected and looking at lovely photographs from both my iPad and iPhone. Even our dorky Goldendoodle loved looking at big photos of himself. And yes I will pay the $2 to lose the bottom banner. This App is a bargain.
One (dumb) question. How exactly do I Exit the app? Hit “disconnect”? When I do that it seems I have trouble reconnecting.
Developer Response ,
Hi, Thank you for the warm feedback! To stop showing photos on your TV, please open the "Connect to TV" screen using the top left menu button, and "Disconnect" there. You should be able to connect again after that. To actually close the app, please follow the regular iOS way: double-press the Home button (if you have iPhone 8 or earlier) to show all the open apps, and swipe up the app to close it. From iPhone X, put your finger toward the bottom of the display and swipe up to show all the open apps, and swipe up the app to close it
Works well but....
The app connects to the photos flawlessly. I purchased the pro version to eliminate the banner but when playing a slideshow, it shows the command bar at the bottom every time a picture change. This is quite annoying as I was hoping it would play the photos without anything else.
Maybe an option to show or not show could be offered.
Anyway thank you.
Developer Response ,
Hi, Thanks for your review!
Katan should not add any watermarks to the images it sends to your TV after the purchase. However, some TVs may overlay additional information, toolbars, etc. when showing images over DLNA. Probably it is the case here. If so, unfortunately this is outside of our control, decided by the TV when it plays images over DLNA. Perhaps it can be disabled in the TV settings. If you wish to discuss this, please contact us at email@example.com
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.