Video playing is one of the areas where Google hasn't done a good part on Android. Its standard player is still giving a lifeless experience. Android's open developer market place allows users to replace the native android video player with a large variety of media applications and also a better definition and view.

Top 7 Video Players for Android:

MX Player:

MX Player is an excellent Android player for general purposes, and it offers great usability and features. It supports all kinds of gestures and pinch-to-zoom. The most important thing is MX Player features software and hardware decoding to be able to support many different file formats. On the main view screen, we have a screen lock, variable aspect ratio and subtitle controls and the rest of the options stay in the settings menu. But this player may need an additional codec pack, but it depends on the devices and app automatically scans our device after installation. It supports ads.

MOBO Player:

MoBoPlayer is a very popular video player app. It can detect the ‘video' on your device and supports folders too, so if you have all your content divided into categories, such as ‘TV Shows’, ‘Documentaries’, ‘Movies’, it will display this as such – though one tap can change the view to include everything on a single screen. One of the main selling points of this video player is that it will support pretty much any file-format, without the need to convert first. It also offers up separate codec download in case you do experience compatibility issues. Additionally, Mobo Player offers great support for subtitles, including SRT, ASS, and SAA, while you can sort all your videos by a number of criteria, including name, size, format, resolution and more. It’s a great player that performs consistently well in terms of playback and video quality, and is easy to boot.

V Player:

V Player an app with solid and consistent video playback, supporting most of the common file-formats out there. When you first launch the app, it detects all the video-containing folders on your handset. It has the ability to copy/paste links from YouTube and Vimeo to let you watch them directly in VPlayer, and save them for later. VPlayer doesn’t let you organize or filter your content all that well, however, and as such may appeal more to power-users rather than those just looking for a nice way to access and view their videos. Indeed, one of VPlayer’s big selling points is its hardware-accelerated decoding and rendering to HD, always remembers where you left-off, should you wish to cease viewing temporarily. It also supports dual core devices, playing 720p and 1080p videos. Finally, it’s worth mentioning that the fully unrestricted version of VPlayer is only free for seven days, after which you’ll need to cough up $5 for VPlayer unlocker.

VLC Player:

The official android VLC Player was launched last year, and the developers continue to improve the user experience according to the feedback. To match the powers of its desktop counterpart, VLC for Android devices supports almost any video format file type. Multi-audio and subtitles support paired with aspect ratio adjustment make it quite a powerful player, but bear in mind that Beta status means the app might be unstable and buggy. Nevertheless, VLC is quite a superior video player, and we recommend you give it a try.

REAL Player:

Real Player is one of the greatest player of the digital music space, and though you may have long-forgotten about its PC-based software, the Android app is actually really nice. It’s a video, photo and music-playing app, and to access the former you must cast your eye to the bottom where you’ll see an icon helpfully titled ‘Video’. You’re then presented with a folder view and ‘all’ view. You can search for any video stored on your device. RealPlayer is a great little all-in-one media app, but if you’re specifically looking to watch locally-stored videos, then you’d maybe be better with something a little more dedicated than this, such as MoboPlayer.


Winamp synchronizes smart phone playlists with Winamp’s content on desktop computers via a USB connection or Wi-Fi. You can also customize your playlists on the go. Winamp for Android displays the basic media information, such as artist, album and the title, and interacts directly with Pandora, YouTube and Amazon’s MP3 store. Even though developers took time off to update the app.

BS Player:

BS Player is a solid video player for power users. It features hardware and software decoding and supports a large number of popular video formats. The interface is clean-cut and supports swipe gestures. In addition, this player has a variety of skins to customize the UI to suit your liking. BS Player supports subtitles, as well as built-in subtitles in MKV files. In addition, BS player can search for the appropriate subtitles online. “Pop out” window is one of the greatest features of this player and can be used to watch videos in a smaller window above other applications.


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