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Best video players for Android

On the expanses of Google Play, you can find at least a dozen video players. But not all of them can cope well just with video playback, not to mention more.

Even a modest team consisting of three to four programmers can create a competently working video player. But not everyone is able to provide the application with a well-thought-out interface and wide functionality. That's why now less than ten video players are most common on Google Play - the rest are outright rubbish, which is why almost no one downloads them. In this review, we will consider several video players designed for Android. Each of them is interesting for its work and can be recommended for installation.



This player in recent months is not only steadily gaining momentum, but also recommended for installation by the Google Play editors. The application understands any audio and video formats, can play content with UHD resolution. The program has a convenient file search - users can configure the scan of the entire drive, individual folders, specify the search for hidden files and disable synchronization with audio if they listen to music in other places. For those who want to hide some content there is an option to configure a closed folder - access to it will be possible after entering the password.

The player is very functional - you can configure the settings for each launch - start location, brightness, and more. Directly during viewing, convenient control of playback, brightness, sound is available. The application can load different audio tracks and subtitles to video. For those who like to customize the theme, there are several free skins, as well as those that will become available after watching a short commercial. The player also has a paid version. It removes all advertising and opens up additional opportunities. The purchase will cost 319 rubles. There is only one drawback of the program - advertising. She does not appear at the most inopportune moments, but is striking, as it is in almost all windows and it is annoying.

VLC for Android

Videolabs Developer: Videolabs
Free Price: Free

VLC is a multi-platform player. It was downloaded by more than a million people and many were satisfied with it. The application combines several functions at once - playing video and audio from an internal drive or from a local network, as well as watching IPTV. For those who want to watch only video, there are a number of convenient settings, control directly while watching, support for subtitles. The program boasts a simple and visually pleasing interface. In addition, it’s easy to understand the controls - the first time you start the video, tips will appear, but even without them, there are no problems.

Among the functions are video fitting to the screen size, saving segments, playback from the end point or specified minute, a timer and much more. The player has codecs for reading any audio and video formats. For owners of weak devices, the settings include the inclusion of hardware acceleration. In this case, three options are available - the greatest stability, the balance between stability and acceleration, or maximum performance. Another useful option is to increase the volume. If the video was shot with a quiet sound, then this player will help to fix this and strengthen it twice. A pleasant fact is the absence of any advertising.

Video player and media player. All formats for free

For those who are looking for the simplest player possible, an application called “Video Player and Media Player” will be a great option. It cannot boast of a large number of downloads - it is used by only about 30 thousand people, but the rating is quite high - 4.7 out of 5 points. The player is good in that immediately after starting it scans the memory and displays the video in the folders that contain it. That's all. By launching the video, the user will see prompts, all available settings are located directly in the playback window - brightness, rewind, pause, night mode, timer, and more. The description of the player says that it has hardware acceleration and can read any video format. The disadvantages include a defective translation - part of the menu in Russian, part in English, but this does not interfere with use. Everything is clear and without translation. The application is not burdened by advertising and this is also a positive point.

Video player with all formats

UPlayer Developer: UPlayer
Free Price: Free

Another player without a name will delight users with good functionality. It can play video and audio - there is support for all modern formats, and can also act as an IPTV player. The application has a convenient search - it will immediately display the folders with the video. At the same time, the user has a convenient explorer to look in all folders and find short videos that were not detected in automatic mode. The latter can be configured so that it uploads short videos to the playlist, for example, from the Telegram folder, as a rule, most of the players cannot find or ignore such videos. Of the additional options - search for duplicates, trimming audio for ringtones. The application has so-called themes, however, there is no special meaning in them, since only the color of the top panel changes. At night, you can turn on night mode - everything will be inverted to the black color of the design with gray text.

The application has ads, however, it is located at the bottom and does not interfere with the use of the player. It makes little sense to buy a paid version for 229 rubles here.

Gom player

Free Price: Free

This player has been around for decades. Initially, it worked on Windows and is familiar to many as a very functional player with a large number of embedded codecs. Today, the application is adapted on Android. It is worth noting that the player is rated by the Google Play editorial and recommended for downloads, but the user rating is not the highest - only 4 points out of 5. This is easily explained by the fact that the software is English-speaking and, if you understand how to start the video here, you can figure it out in the settings, and there is an impressive amount here without knowledge of the >cloud storage - there is the ability to link Google Drive, OneDrive or Dropbox accounts. This is much more convenient than first downloading the video to your phone, and then playing it in the player.

The application has a very wide range for managing video directly during playback. To understand all the features will help the tips when you first start the video. An interesting option is playback in a 360-degree view. This will require VR glasses. The application has ads, however, it is completely unobtrusive and does not cause any particular inconvenience.

MX player

One of the most popular video players. The number of its installations exceeds 200 million! Think about it, this number is comparable to the population of Brazil! What are their qualities MX Player hooked all these people? First of all, he is omnivorous. It supports all common formats of not only video files, but also subtitles. Even subtitle styles are recognized, so they can have a different color, size and font. And the video player has a Smart Lock feature. In this mode, it is impossible to go to the menu or press any controls. As you might guess, this function is intended for small children so that they do not press something extra.

Like many other similar applications, MX Player supports hardware and multi-core decoding. This allows you to use it on any device, no matter what processor they are equipped with. But in the case of very old tablets and smartphones, you will need to install the appropriate plug-in (also available on Google Play). The disadvantage of this video player is the lack of support for some audio codecs. At the very least, this applies to the version distributed in the online store owned by Google. That's why it makes sense to download the program from the official site, and commercial codecs are built into it. Another option is to install the Pro version, which costs about 350 rubles. She also will not annoy with advertising, which usually occurs when you put the film on pause.


Like the previous application, KMPlayer has an impressive omnivore. It is able to play even content in .flv format. The usual gestures are used to control, in this regard, the video player also does not lag behind its competitor. But what he even surpasses him in is the possibility of background playback. For those who are not in the know, this is when you can simultaneously watch a movie and be in some other application. For example, it is very convenient in this way to combine watching a series and chatting with friends on a social network .

Supports KMPlayer and streaming. It also provides support for creating playlists. The application does not have the above problems with audio codecs. In general, there are no any significant shortcomings. Judge for yourself: the interface is in Russian, almost everything is reproduced, there are no problems with sound, and you can watch movies in the background ... And this miracle is free!


Free Price: Free

One of the oldest video players. It is present on different platforms, but it is the version for Android that controls are implemented in the most convenient way. Like the two previous applications, BSPlayer supports many formats of video files and subtitles. Also, the function of searching for external subtitles on the Internet is implemented here - it should appeal to fans of anime and foreign TV shows. And BSPlayer developers have introduced a background playback function when the video is displayed on top of all windows.

There is also the possibility of streaming playback. Well, the multi-core decoding function will not let the brakes appear even when watching a movie in very high resolution. Other useful features include a sleep timer. The only disappointment is the presence of ads displayed during a pause. Only the purchase of the Pro version will help get rid of it.

Media player

Free Price: Free

Already a little less functional, but still quite suitable for use, a video player. There is support for minimizing video here, as it is implemented in the latest versions of YouTube. The creators did not forget about multicore decoding. Almost all video formats are supported, but with audio, not everything is so rosy - some films play without sound. You can solve this problem, but only if you are not a beginner.

This application leaves mixed emotions. On the one hand, the interface is up to the mark, and video playback occurs without any brakes. But the problem with commercial audio codecs makes itself felt. And Media Player is unstable on budget and older devices. In a word, not the best choice, but you can get acquainted with the product. Like the competitors discussed above, Media Player is a free video player.


euphmia Developer: euphmia
Free Price: Free

Once a very popular media player. He was loved by many owners of devices that functioned on the basis of the second version of the Android operating system. Unfortunately, since then, the developers have practically abandoned their creation, because of which the number of downloads has not yet crossed the line of 1 million.

However, it cannot be said that this product does not have modern features. Here you can play videos on top of all windows. External subtitles are also supported (but the list of their formats is quite limited). Can the player play and streaming video. Some powerful tablets and smartphones even support the simultaneous playback of two films!

So why aren't people comfortable with MoboPlayer? It seems that the need to download free codecs, because competitors are endowed with them by default. Also, not everyone is happy with the interface, which is getting worse from version to version. And the creators forgot about multi-core decoding, which is why high-resolution videos can go with tangible brakes.