Fireplace Live HD: Relaxing backgrounds & sounds for iOS

By Voros Innovation Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review Staff Nov 11, 2013

Fireplace Live HD Free is exactly as it sounds -- an app that will display a digital fireplace onscreen. It offers a handful of options for how to display that fireplace and the core functions are all free to use; but like most simulated fireplaces, windows, or other effects on the phone, the app has some issues related to the ads.

When you open the app it will automatically load to the default fire. You can tap the settings menu at any time to change between one of four different fire options. On newer iPhones you can switch to HD mode and there are some other functions like portrait mode and sleep timer. The sound can be changed as well depending on your mood and the entire app looks and operates nicely in an iOS 7-style interface. The one major drawback of the app is that there is an ad across the screen in the free version when the fire is active. For an app that is meant to simulate ambience and comfort, the effect is jarring and will be frustrating to the point that you may want to pay for the upgrade. If you only are interested in the sound and background imagery, however, the ad bar is thin and it doesn't impede the function of the app at all.

Overall, for a free app Fireplace Live HD Free is a great fireplace simulator that has a few options that similar apps don't offer. The ad is distracting if you want to spend time gazing into your phone; but otherwise, it works as advertised.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.5.3

+ updated for iOS 10

+ bug fixes


Release September 28, 2017
Date Added September 28, 2017
Version 3.5.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


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Developer's Description

Turn your iPhone/iPad into a beautiful fireplace. Very relaxing to have running in the background while you work or rest. Also makes an ideal backdrop for a romantic evening. The Mac version of this app was #1, the most downloaded app in the Mac App store. +6 HD Videos to choose from: Classic Fireplace, Relaxing Fireplace, Campfire, Burning Log and Candles (plus one bonus Ocean Surf scene). +All videos are unique. +Runs in full screen. +User friendly interface: Tap anywhere on the screen to access Settings. +Tap the small semi-transparent star button in the lower left corner to check out our other apps. +Looped playback with smooth, almost unnoticeable transitions. +Sound modes: Sound Mix, Music or Mute (no sound). Sound Mix: 7 fireplace sounds to choose from or mix together (plus extra ocean sounds for the bonus scene). Or play your own music by selecting your favorite songs from your music library. Create a playlist that you think goes well with the selected scene. +Sleep timer option. +Flashlight option (shake to turn on). +Portrait mode option (disabled by default).