From the guys who brought you Mystery Science Theater 3000, RiffTrax makes movies FUNNY! Our hilarious commentaries turn some of the biggest blockbusters (and cheesiest B-movies) into comedy hits.
“The RiffTrax app syncs everything up perfectly.” - CNET
“Rifftrax app takes the guesswork out of syncing jokes to film. It’s easier than ever to sync MST3K-like commentary. The app uses your device’s microphone to listen for a movie and automatically syncs Rifftrax playback to the film. It’s simple and easy...” - Engadget
“The app can recognize movies from Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Video, DVDs, Blu-rays, your TV, computer, and other streams.” - High-Def Digest
Using the app, you can download these "riffs" on blockbuster films like Twilight, Jurassic Park, Star Wars and more! The app listens to the movie, using your device's microphone, and automatically synchronizes the commentary to play along with perfect timing. Presto! That movie is now a comedy smash.
Check here for our list of compatible RiffTrax titles!
Get into RiffTrax and start watching movies in a whole new way!
- Bluetooth speakers cannot be used.
- An iOS bug causes progress bars to freeze sometimes, but downloads still complete.
New audio player controls, including Auto / Manual sync switch!
With Automatic Sync disabled:
- Sync the old-fashioned way and hear the full riff intro.
- Pause, Play, and skip forward/backward manually.
With Automatic Sync enabled, the app will start playing jokes as soon as sync is acquired.
Plus: UI layout improvements and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Love RiiffTrax but the app needs help PLEASE!
My family and I have been watching you guys for years as MST3K and RiffTrax. When we stumbled upon the jokes to sync with our movies OMG we kids in a candy store. Our kids couldn’t wait to listen to you Riff their movies. The issue is that the app does not allow for syncing through any Bluetooth device. Is there a reason that you may know of? We tried quite literally every single Bluetooth speaker in our home and then even tried to do it the old fashion way and bypass with plugging in an aux cord but alas nope. The app will not play any sound unless it’s directly from the phone. It would be great if this feature could be fixed/updated so the Riffs could be heard for one and all.
Thanks and again you guys are awesome!
Some Rough Spots But Still a Gem
This is one of the most underrated apps in the App Store. It may not be perfect interface-wise but syncing the riffs is a perfect use case for the tech. Also, the content is good and incredibly cheap. A few dollars to turn an otherwise unwatchable movie into a good comedy? Count me in. I think Apple should feature it.
Re-reading my own review I realize this actually sounds like a fake review! So let me just say this: watch the movie 300 with the rifftrax going. You will 100% agree that it is the definitive version of this movie. There aren’t many apps that possess the ability to utterly transform and elevate the quality of what is already considered premium content. That’s why I think Apple should promote it..
Suggestions with Love
Totally love Rifftrax and am enjoying this app. Now for the "however."
Unfortunately (or fortunately) many movies do not start with dialogue. No one would enjoy movies if they all began with a 30 second or more narration. It would be nice if the app could just start playing the track and use its microphone to improve the synchronization. A little note above the play button stating to press when the WB or Paramount logo fades would be enough to get the user on track.
Also, when using my phone, sometimes the joke track just stops and it takes me a bit to realize that it's stopped working. Even a little ding or sound effect to alert me the track has paused would be nice if the random pausing can't be helped.
I hope my input is helpful to others using the app and the developers as they release patches. Thanks for all your efforts!
Developer Response ,
Hello! Thanks for the suggestion. We're looking at how we might include a manual "Play" mode in the app. For now, you can also login to the site through any browser, using the same login as the app, and download a DRM-free MP3 there. But we'll certainly look at how else we can make playing from the very beginning easier, especially for movies that do not start with dialogue.
- RiffTrax, LLC
- 44.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © RiffTrax, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- 300 Riff $3.99
- Aeon Flux Riff $3.99
- Alien Riff $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.