Top Android Video Player Apps

While audiences enjoy a high-definition movie experience with increased screen sizes, it often becomes a problem for some Android devices to properly play high-quality videos. Fortunately there are a large number of video player applications available for popular platforms for Android.

VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is one of the most flexible and customizable video player available today. In 2012, VLC launched its android app which became an instant hit as users were able to play a variety of formats on their smartphones. Apart from playing media files VLC is also a great choice for watching HD content as it is supported by the open sourced codec files that can be installed as an add-on to the player. Other than Android, VLC player is also available for iOS and Windows platforms. You can also visit their website to know more about its features and supported audio & video formats.


BSPlayer is a full-feature media player for desktop PC that can play video and audio files with ease. It is available for Android platform only and contains an inbuilt subtitle finder that helps you watch movies with much better comprehensibility. It also has an effective hardware acceleration which allows the users to watch lag free videos and can play almost any type of video files including the usual DivX, MP4, MPG, AVI, MKV, 3GP etc.


If you have been struggling to view your high definition videos in its complete glory on your mobile device, then it’s high time that you switch to the Rock Player2. Instead of relying on the software accelerators to play a video, the app uses the phone or device’s processor to render the playback. This results in a much smoother playback as compared to other popular media players. It is available for both Android and iOS platforms. Other than seamless video playback, the RockPlayer2 also comes packed with several other functions such as file management, easy seek and file sharing over Wi-Fi.

MX Player

While the other players on the list might be able to perform a variety of functions, MX Player is one of the most popular video players for Android devices. It is also available for iOS & Windows phones. Apart from its highly simplistic layout, which is great for both new and advanced users, the MX Player also features an advanced hardware decoder that supports playback of high quality videos. For devices with multiple core processors, MX Player also supports multi core decoding making it one of the best performing media players. If you have a collection of old films for your projector, you can also transfer your films into digital format which can be played without any problems on the MX Player.

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