Adobe finally releases Premiere Rush CC for Android – but not for all devices [Updated]

May 21, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Adobe finally releases Premiere Rush CC for Android – but not for all devices [Updated]

May 21, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Designed for mobile creators, Premiere Rush (formerly “Project Rush“) is designed to allow you to quickly edit videos for social media without all the hassle and fuss of a full-blown editing application. It’s been available on iOS, Windows and Mac for a while now, but today, Adobe has today announced that Premiere Rush has come to Android devices.

Although, it hasn’t come to all Android devices. It’s only available for devices running Android 9.0 (Pie) or later and only on one of a dozen different phones.

Adobe calls Premiere Rush a “cross-device video editing app” which allows you to sync up projects and edits to the cloud and work on them across multiple devices. It’s similar to the way Lightroom works with mobile devices now. Its goal is to allow mobile content creators to get their work done, uploaded and shared as quickly as possible.

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Even if you’re not looking to edit and publish straight from your mobile device, it means that you can at least make a start on your edits on the way home. You can then finish them off on the desktop using Premiere Rush or Premiere Pro for Windows or Mac.

The current compatibility list is a dozen phones from three manufacturers. And I don’t think these are just examples. I think this is it. This is all of the compatible devices. Because even though my ZenFone 5 runs Android 9.0, it’s not showing up as compatible at all when I attempt to view the App page on the Play Store.

  • All the following devices running Android 9.0 and later are supported:
    • Samsung Galaxy S10/10+, S9/9+, Note9, Note8, S10e
    • Google Pixel 3/3XL, 2/2XL
    • OnePlus 6T

It’s great that this has finally come to Android, and when I first heard the news, I was very excited as I use Android devices. I’ll be getting the new ASUS ZenFone 6 soon, which is very much geared towards mobile content creators, so I was looking forward to having a play with Premiere Rush on it. But now it looks like I might not be able to. At least, not yet?

Adobe Premiere Rush for Android is available in a number of different ways…

  • Premiere Rush Starter Plan: Available for free, the Starter plan gives customers access to all Premiere Rush features, use of desktop and mobile apps, and the ability to create an unlimited number of projects and export up to three projects for free.
  • Premiere Rush is available for $9.99/mo to individuals through Adobe.com or the Samsung Galaxy Store and Google Play Store.
  • Premiere Rush is also included as part of the following Creative Cloud memberships: All Apps, Premiere Pro single app, and Student plan and comes wiht 100GB of Creative Cloud storage. Additional storage options, up to 10TB are also available for purchase.

So, if you already have Premiere Pro or the All Apps package (which is cheap in the US & UK right now), Premiere Rush won’t cost you any extra, unless you need more storage space.

I’m not sure what makes things device-specific, but hopefully, Adobe will start adding compatibility for other devices – because there are more than just three big Android smartphone manufacturers. Or, maybe they’ll figure out a way around whatever the device-specific limitations are.

Find out more about Premiere Rush on the Adobe website.

Update: We’ve received a response from Adobe regarding compatibility for Android 9 devices other than those listed above.

Expanding device support is a top priority and we are working hard to add additional support over the coming months. Each Android device has unique hardware and software components, and the Premiere Rush team strives to ensure that our supported devices have been thoroughly tested to ensure a great user experience. If you’d like to submit your feedback on which devices should be supported, please respond to this one question form: adobe.ly/rushdevicepoll.

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9 responses to “Adobe finally releases Premiere Rush CC for Android – but not for all devices [Updated]”

  1. Daniel Scott Avatar
    Daniel Scott

    Why restrict it? Such a small number of devices that can use it. It’s not good enough, really :/

  2. Keith Allen Avatar
    Keith Allen

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/942c849ad9367136352ccb01a03e3ca671f44a31908fd0b91c2f980657c64eec.jpg I have an S9+ and the play store says it is not compatible with this version.????

    1. Diogo Costa Avatar
      Diogo Costa

      Google play store or Samsung store?
      Mine was available in Samsung store.

  3. ctoews Avatar
    ctoews

    Super disappointed with Adobe on this. Not sure why they are choosing to restrict access to this app, but it has been such a long time in coming compared to iOS. I need this app, and promising the vague “in the coming months” for expanded compatibility is a vague and frustrating as the “coming soon” that was attached to the app for so long.

    In the meantime I have had to purchase PowerDirector so I can properly do my work. Frustrating since I have a Creative Cloud account and would have access now if I was on the “right” phone.

  4. MizanurRahmanMizan Avatar
    MizanurRahmanMizan

    Nice

    1. MizanurRahmanMizan Avatar
      MizanurRahmanMizan

      How can i full versiondownload 9.0

  5. e11world Avatar
    e11world

    It’s been over a year since the announcement she still my Huawei p30 isn’t compatible. Pure BS to have to wait so long just to get the app.

  6. EmpireCrack Avatar
    EmpireCrack

    I have used Adobe Premiere Rush. It is a great application for android. Adobe Premiere Rush at empirecrack is designed to meet the needs of users for the speed of content of many social messages, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and of course YouTube.

  7. pigbitinmad Avatar
    pigbitinmad

    This is turning out to be a long question, oops.

    I downloaded what I thought was a free program with my Photography plan. I found I actually like the program because I am not willing to invest in learning a full blown editing program and just wanted to put together a few goofy, non-professional things to Youtube involving my nieghbor’s dog and stuff like that.

    Thus, I am a little annoyed that you only get THREE and I mean THREE TOTAL exports. And at first, I thought that “export” meant to Youtube, Instagram or whatever. Not that export means also “rendering” the video. Mind you, I would not care if I could get the app for like an extre $3.00 per month on top of the $9.99 I am already paying OR if it was limited to say, three renderings PER MONTH.

    That said, I am now aware that by downloading app on my phone and “exporting” that way, I could circumvent this limit. Thing is, knowing how slow it is to sync photos from using the Lightroom CC app a couple of times, it must take a literal dog’s age to render one video from the cloud at 399 MB!

    How much internal storage would this thing use anyway?? That is my other problem with the lighroom CC app is that it INSISTS on using my phone’s internal storage to save the pictures. I have tried everything I can think of to get it to save to the SD card to no avail. This is why I do not like using the app. If this problem could be fixed, I would use their camera app instead of my phone’s (and the perpetual sync problem is another issue because I would prefer to dump them on my computer manually and do a selective sync using lightroom that way. In other words, I don;’t want to waste bandwidth on my ‘garbage’ photos).

    So anyway, to reitrate, how much storage and bandwidth does the rush app use? (And in general, I wish these cloud/phone app services would stop it with auto syncing EVERYTHING! Is it just me?)