Planning Center Online Releases “Projector” Presentation Software For The iPad

Planning Center is a house hold name for planning church services and now they want to be the home for your presentations not just your planning, so they created Projector.

Projector allows you to use your Planning Center Online plans to create media rich presentations and control them from the iPad. These presentations play via AirPlay to an Apple TV or over an HDMI adapter to your display.

It automatically creates lyric slides from your songs and allows to fade them seamlessly over a moving background. You can also add in any media you have in your account. You can also and PowerPoint presentations into your playlist. Much like other presentation software out, PowerPoint is converted into static images so you will loose any animations that you had.

Check out the in depth video to find out more:

What about the computer?

In the fine print you can read that this is a iPad only app and will not be created for laptops of computers. However it will be created for the iPhone in the future.

Cost and Freebies

During the beta period you can use Projector for FREE, after that the cost is between $2 – $10 a month. Plus they have partnered with and to give away 25 free looping backgrounds to use on your first Projector presentations.

This type of app shows developers commitment the tablet as a computer not just a toy.

So what do you think? Is this something you will use at your church? is there a specific venue or application that it would work best for?

10 Responses


Wow, you are quick! Thanks for writing a post about Projector. We are really excited to see how churches are able to use it.

Jeff Berg
Ministry Centered Technologies


This looks incredible! I can’t wait to implement this at our church. I can see this being very useful for us in our classroom settings. Thanks PCO, you guys rock!!!


Really Excited to try this out, just need to find an iPad to test with, we are in the market for a new PC and Media system, but are a church on a limited budget, this looks like it really can accomplish everything we want and for a much better price since we are already on PCO.

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I downloaded it and tried it out. It's really great. Like you may read elsewhere, it's not propresenter or easyworship but I really like it. On my iPad2 through an appletv it works perfectly. If you're someone who uses planningcenter then it's almost a no brainer. As the worship pastor, there are 2 things I will not have to do with this product: 1. enter in the songs (if it's in my schedule it's ready to go) 2. check my lyrics (whatever is on my lyric sheet is going to be projected).

You will have to enter in your own bible verses however. There are a few other things it won't do like to my knowlege it won't show youtube clips and .wmv's won't work. Better plan and rip those DVD clips ahead of time if you plan on using them.

All the said, what it does, it does well.


Really Excited to try this out, just need to find an iPad to test with, we are in the market for a new PC and Media system


Thanks for providing all the essential info of planning center projector. This projector seems to me very effective to demonstrate any presentation to office or educational sectors. Every aspects of this projector are cool and I'm looking forward to utilize planning center projector to present my official presentation. Thanks again.


This is perfect for complement for my newly acquired LCD projector. Wow non stop movie at the coming weekend.

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