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5 Best Free Video Player Apps for Android

Posted by on July 17, 2013

While android devices has already come out with a video player app but it may not support all video formats. Therefore, we need the help of a third party video player app.

If you’re looking for a free video player that can play all video file formats on your Android device then you’ve come to right place. In this article, we have listed 5 free but powerful android video player that will take your viewing experience to the next level.

  1. MX player
    MX Player is one of the most popular video players for android. There are numerous features that will enhance your movie viewing experience. It has Pinch-to-Zoom feature that allow you to easily zoom in and out by pinching and swiping across the screen. It supports screen gestures to control the brightness and contrast too.

    There are some cool features like subtitle scrolling, which lets you adjust and match the previous or next subtitle timings, and kids lock option to ensure that kids are entertained without having to worry about them making calls or touching other apps. MX player supports almost all video formats include 3gp, avi, divx, f4v, flv and mkv to name a few.

    It has two versions: free and paid version. The free version contains ads but if you find the ads annoying, you can simply opt for the paid version.

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  2. VLC for Android
    VLC for Android is the Android port of the popular VLC desktop media player that can play almost any video and audio file format, from ubiquitous mp3 and mp4 files to more unusual formats such as mkv and flac.

    In addition to playing local files, VLC for Android also supports network streaming and media library organization, as well as advanced playback features such as multiple audio tracks and subtitles.

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  3. BSPlayer
    Like many of the popular video player apps, BSPlayer supports almost all video files formats, video streaming, multiple audio tracks, as well as hardware acceleration.

    One of its great features is the ability to find subtitles automatically when you start a video, without any prompting. Apart from that, BSPlayer also allows you to playback videos in pop-up window on the background and lock screen to prevent accidental change of videos (kid lock). Another unique feature is the playback of media files directly from uncompressed RAR archive.

    BS Player comes in two versions, a free and a paid version. The free version is ad-supported video player which means it contains ads and the paid version has no ads with added functionality.

    bs player android screenshots

  4. QQPlayer
    QQPlayer is one of the best free video player that allow android users to watch videos from various popular video formats, including AVI, FLV, MP4, 3GP, MKV, MOV and etc. It also supports SRT, SMI plug-in subtitle and MKV embedded subtitile. In addition, you also can stream videos from Youtube with this app.

    A great thing about QQPlayer is that it allows you to move between sound tracks and subtitle tracks if they are available on the file that you are playing.

    qq player android screenshots

  5. Mobo Player
    Mobo Player is another popular movie player for Android. It has a stunning UI design and it’s very easy to use. Like MX player, it can play almost any video file format. It supports external subtitles formats such as SRT, SSA, and ASSl. Mobo also offers streaming videos through HTTP and RTSP protocols. Additionally, you can create playlists and media libraries.

    mobo player android screenshots