Top 10 Best Android Video Player Apps

Last Updated: November 18, 2016

Here is a list of 10 best Android video players you should download. 

Phones have gotten bigger and better. Every smartphone company has tried to give you the best video experience. HD content is something, which actually makes a premium phone worth having. Video player apps can turn your Android phone or tablet into a mini theater. Android gives you a humongous range of video players to choose from and something that can compete with the stock video players.

Inbuilt storage of video is one thing you would invest in a smartphone for. You can’t have internet access all around, so stored videos are something you can pass your time with, whether you are travelling or passing free time.

We have carefully collated a list of video players, but that is not all. We have actually used these players. Not only that, even out of these, we will select the best one and tell you why it is the best.

1. MXPlayer

MX Player

MXPlayer is one of the best music players you will see, in terms of general performance. The best thing about the MXPlayer is that it offers quality playback and is very simple to use.

Distinctive features

The MXPlayer supports hardware acceleration on single, dual and quad-core processors. It also supports subtitles and subtitle gestures. Another amazing feature is Kids lock which lets you save content from the kids, which you don’t want them to see. The MXPlayer also works on various devices, including the Google TV. Pinch to zoom and pan features work great. The layer also has various plugins and other extra stuff.

Price

Free/ $5.99

2. MoboPlayer

mobo player

If you want a video player that not only plays your videos, but also streams videos online, you should go for MoboPlayer.

Distinctive features

MoboPlayer offers steady and stable playback. It supports various formats, supports subtitles and most importantly offers video streaming. The video player UI is also great and simple to use. You can actually set the playback format according to your convenience. It does so with the help of software decoding. There is also a library management mode, which lets you manage the library with a cover flow view. A  floating window mode lets you easily multi-task.

Price

Free/$4.99

3. VLC Beta

VLC Media Player

VLC is, without a shadow of doubt, the most popular video player out there. This is, due to its capability to play various formats easily. The VLC Beta has been in the Beta for far too long, but is still counted among the most dependable players, since it gains its reputation from the famed PC player. 

Distinctive features

Besides the trusted reputation, VLC media player offers hardware decoding for a multitude of devices, which makes it your go-to video player, if you own multiple devices. Just like the PC player, the VLC Beta also supports multi-track audio and subtitles. It also plays a vast range of audio codecs, whether it be H.264 or MP4. Though it is in Beta, but the VLC player is still a stable one.

Price

Free

4.  BS Player

BSPlayer

BS Player’s point-in-favor is its simplicity – the interface is easy to handle. 

Distinctive features

BS Player is made for the performance-hungry video-watcher, it has support for single, dual and quad-core processors and even supports ARMv6 and ARMv5 devices. This is one app, in which they have loaded most of the features you need, right in the free version itself. The only Quid Pro Quo is the ads, which you can get rid of in the paid version.

Price

Free/ $6.75

5. QQPlayer

QqPlayer

QQPlayer works well as a feature-filled video player. Its best feature is its neat and user-friendly UI. 

Distinctive features

QQPlayer can play not just a variety of video formats such as MPV, MP4, 3GP etc. but also 3D videos! It can also stream videos online. It can also show lyrics of the songs that you are playing. You can also take screenshots while playing videos. You can also create and edit videos and convert video and audio files. The UI is easily customizable. QQPlayer is a  player that was firstly a PC player, like VLC, which is why it has so much customizabilty.

Price

Free

6. VPlayer

VPlayer

VPlayer is  actually a  geek’s video player with features such as hardware -accelerated decoding and hardware and software decoding support. 

Distinctive features

VPlayer is an all round video player that has incredible software and hardware support. It renders a variety of file types. Whether it is hardware codecs such as H.264, H.263  or software codecs, this video player supports almost everything out there. The app supports audio tracks and streams videos from the net. Support for internal subtitles is also there. You can also stream videos from YouTube and Vimeo.

Price

Free/$4.99

7.  RockPlayer 2

RockPlayer2

If you want an all-in-one video player, go for RockPlayer 2.

Distinctive features

RockPlayer 2 is not just a video player, but also an audio player. The most interesting thing about it, though is, the UI. RockPlayer 2 makes it look and feel easy. It also has gesture support – you can actually increase/ decrease volume or brightness, juts with a swipe of a finger. It supports a huge variety of formats, but the ease of use is just beyond amazing on this one. This is one video player that can actually make the best of your phone’s display.

Price

Free

8. mVideo Player

mVideoPlayer

mVideo Player is something designed for the users who do not have time for complicated video players.

Distinctive features

mVideo Player is one of the most simply designed video players and does not offer too much customization. But, it actually does well for the simple-minded user, who just wants to watch his videos and get it over with.  I would, in fact rate it as one  of the best designed video players. It has subtitle support and more importantly, playlist support. You can save your playlists, which would be beneficial on long journeys. But that’s not all, you can actually  bookmark videos. So, for example, if you run low on battery while playing a video, you can place a bookmark in it and then, start right at the same place, when your device is charged.

Price

Free/$3.49

9. GPlayer

GPlayer

If you are into multi-tasking, this is the video player for you. 

Distinctive features

The best feature of the GPlayer is  the floating window feature, which lets you do much more, while watching videos. The paucity of time in today’s life is such that even a metro journey cannot be spent just on watching a video – which is where GPlayer comes to the rescue. But, that’s not it – you can actually have multiple videos running in multiple floating windows! You can also set themes according to your preference and stream files online. The GPlayer supports multiple codecs and also throws in subtitles to the deal. If that wasn’t enough, it also has a cool feature called Group Play which will let you stream your videos to other people’s devices.

Price

Free

10. Dice Player

DicePlayer

 This is the best player for MKV files.

Distinctive features

Why would you go for a video player, when you already  have a video player? DicePlayer is the answer to that question. DicePlayer works well, and is a Digital Rights Management (DRM) equipped player. It has smooth playback and great video reproduction. Basically put, low-end devices do not have support for MKV files. DicePlayer works well for high-end videos.

Price

Free

And Our Vote Goes to.

GPlayer – simply because multi-windows on any Android device are awesome in addition to smooth playback and audio effects.

SEE ALSO: Top 20 Best Multi-player Games For Android Devices

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