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How to Choose Music for Videos in the Animoto Mobile App

Moira West

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When you’re making a video slideshow on the go, you still want to find just the right song to go with it. Fortunately, Animoto’s music library is available no matter where you travel. To discover songs that’ll fit your next slideshow video, take a look at our guide for finding music you love while you’re using our mobile app. We’ve broken things down separately for iOS users and Android users below.

How to Choose Music for Videos in the Animoto Mobile App

Choosing music for Animoto slideshow videos on iOS

Each Animoto style comes with a default song. But you’d like to change that music up, it’s easy to do. Here’s how:

Step 1: Log in to the Animoto app

To get started make sure you’re logged in to the Animoto app on your phone, and tap CREATE VIDEO to get started. If you don’t have our app installed, you can download it here.

Step 2: Navigate the Style & Music screen

Start on the Style & Music screen (the first screen you see) and select a style. Then, tap the Change Song button at the bottom of the screen to see your music options. NOTE: You will not see this option if you choose the Instagram styles Glimmer, Impulse, or Transition. Instead, a song will be automatically chosen for you.

How to Choose Music for Videos in the Animoto Mobile App

Step 3: Find a song you like in the Animoto music library

Once you click Change Song, you’ll see our music library. You’ll find the top songs listed for the style you selected, as well as our full library, organized by genre. Scroll down to see more genres.

How to Choose Music for Videos in the Animoto Mobile App

Scroll sideways through the songs and click the play button to preview. When you find a song you like, just tap to select it. Your selection will be indicated by a check mark. Then, tap the X in the upper-left-hand side of the screen to return to the Style & Music screen. That’s it! You’ve got the song you want, and you’re ready to add images and video clips to create your slideshow video.

Optional: Upload your own song

If you have your own song that you’d like to use, you can do that with our mobile app, too.

When you get to the Music screen, tap My Music in the upper-right-hand corner, and you’ll be brought to a screen where you can upload songs from iTunes. Once your song is selected, tap the X in the upper-left-hand side of the screen to return the Style & Music screen. You can then add your images and video clips and finish your video slideshow.

How to Choose Music for Videos in the Animoto Mobile App

Do you have a video you’ve made on our mobile app? We’d love to see it! Post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with hashtag #MyAnimoto, and we might share it.