The world without gizmos is beyond our imagination. Technology has made our life so very comfortable and entertaining. In fact, nowadays, people don’t know the meaning of boredom because entertainments in the form of movies, songs, games, etc. are just a click away. One of the most popular platforms for mobiles is the Android operating system which has been developed by Google. Android mobiles are one of the most sought after mobiles because it opens up a whole new world which is loaded with entertainment, knowledge, music and so on and so forth.
In this world of digital revolution, the traditional forum for viewing videos and movies has become old-fashioned. The media player is the new entrant which has gained a lot of popularity. For those who don’t know, a media player is a software program which facilitates the playing of multimedia files like movies, audios, music and videos. There is a whole range of media players out there from which you can pick up the one which meets your requirement, but in this jet age, who has so much of time at hand? In order to save your precious time, we have done a bit of research and have selected the best media players for Android users –
1. MX Player
MX Player is truly a name to reckon with. It has definitely made a niche for itself in the world of Android. The ‘USP’, unique selling proposition of this media player is the interface which is touch friendly. This app has a great video player which supports most of the audio formats like MKV, AVI, MP4, AAC etc. It also supports multicolor decoding, above all, it is completely free to use. But be aware of the ads that might interfere while you browse through it.
MX Player Features –
- Supports most of the formats
- Multicore decoding
- Subtitle support is excellent
- Kids lock
2. ES File Explorer
This app is actually a file explorer that also comes with media playing feature. It has a plethora of positive points, it is simple, free, safe, can manage your files competently, handle your android phone and its files effectively, and help you to share the files free of cost. It manages your images, movies, documents and music with a lot of ease and simplicity. You can access your files from anywhere using the cloud options. It supports SugarSync, Dropbox, Yandex, Google Drive, Box.net, Amazon S3, and many more cloud platforms.
ES File Explorer handles files on SFTP, FTP, FTPS, and WebDAV servers in a manner similar to managing files on SD card. So, why is this file manager in this list of the media players? Simple, it can outrank many of the media players in this list when it comes to playing video or audio files.
ES File Explorer Features –
- It helps to access files remotely
- Cloud storage
- Allows playing different types of media files
- It works as a WebDAV and FTP servers.
- It permits you to compress and decompress ZIP files, generates encrypted ZIP files and unpacks RAR files.
3. BSPlayer FREE
BS Player is one of the top-rated media players in the market for Android smartphones. And considered one of the best video players for viewing movies or your favorite serials. It supports subtitles and permits you to take screenshots of the video while it is playing. The hardware hastened video playback ensures high speed and at the same time helps in the reduction of battery consumption. The multi-code decoding support enhances the playback speed considerably. The interface is quite rudimentary, but can be customized with skins.
BSPlayer FREE Features –
- A wide variety of features like- screenshots, subtitles, bookmarks and many more.
- Screen lock facility is available
- Dependable and user-friendly.
- Supports most of the well-liked video formats
4. KM Player
KM Player is one of the Android media players which will assist you in playing any video without installing any codecs. It supports a broad range of file formats like FLV, ASF, AVI, WMV, AVS and many more. You can use it as a music player to listen to your favorite songs from your device. Apart from that, it provides a variety of options such as plug-ins, playback, and visualizations which will help to customize and pimp the KM player. The quality of the video playback is truly impressive, which makes the KM Player one of the most used media player apps on Android.
KM Player Features –
- Easily customizable
- Supports video and audio formats
- Excellent video player
5. VLC Media Player
VLC Media Player is quite popular for its adaptability and flexibility. It can be customized so as to meet your requirements. It plays almost all the multimedia files, network shares as well as drives, network streams, and DVD ISOs. VLC is made keeping in mind the user’s requirements, and all the source code is available totally free (open-source). VLC Media player is also one of the best media players for Windows and Mac.
VLC Media Player Features –
- Supports all formats like MP4, FLAC, MKV, MOV, AAC, TS, and Wv
- Supports Teletext, closed captions and subtitles
- Adjust aspect-ratio, autorotation, adjustments and also control brightness, seeking and volume.
6. Kodi Media Player
Kodi media player has been developed by XBMC foundation and supports multiple operating systems, and it permits the users to play and stream videos, podcasts, and music from digital media files and the internet. It is customizable and different types of plug-ins permits the users to stream media content by means of online services like Crackle, Instant video, Amazon Prime, YouTube, and Pandora Internet Radio.
Kodi Media Player Features –
- Open-source and free media player
- Supports most of the popular video formats
- Software updates can be done regularly
- Simple and user-friendly
Rockplayer is another media player which gives you a totally new experience that takes you to a different level of viewing videos, movies, music, etc. The synchronization of the audio and video is truly commendable. It has a range of features and hand gestures. Supports formats like MP4, MKV, MPG, AVI, FLV, etc.
RockPlayer2 Features –
- Supports all the popular formats
- A progress bar has been specially designed for touch screen
- Play control bar can be customized
- Hand gesture control is amazing
8. Dice Player
Dice Player is a complete video player which permits you to watch any video file irrespective of the format. The formats like MOV, AVI, FLV, M2TS, 3G2, MP4, MKV, MTP, and ASF are compatible. It also supports video files with subtitle tracks and multiple audio, and it can smoothly switch between the two with touch screen gestures.
Dice Player Feature –
- It is a simple yet very powerful media player
- Gestures are extremely sensitive so with small hand movement’s brightness, volume control and screen ratio can be adjusted.
9. PlayerXtreme Media Player
This is one of the most sought after movie player, video player, and audio player available on Google Play Store for Android smartphones. This is a free media player which will help you to run files irrespective of the video format. The 1080p HD video support further enhances the feature set, making it a perfect option for those who often play high-quality videos on their Android mobile.
PlayerXtreme Features –
- High definition 1080p playback
- Enhances the volume to 3 times of the original sound, enabling you to watch movies without the headphones
- Supports most of the formats
10. BlackPlayer EX
This is a dream come true for music lovers. This app gives utmost importance to the quality of audio and ensures that the users are able to enjoy their favorite music without any hindrance. Users are able to customize the interface to suit their requirement.
BlackPlayer EX Features –
- Crossfading is customizable
- Customizable interface
- Screen rotation lock
11. n7player Music Player
n7player Music Player is one of the most powerful music players available today, allowing users to create playlists, listen to free radio, and browse through the music files stored on their Android devices. It also supports various audio formats like MP3, WAV, AAC, etc. The gestures help in easy control, and it also has an equalizer.
n7player Music Player Features –
- 10-band graphic equalizer
- Browse and play music by albums, artists, genres, songs, playlists, folders
- Create your own playlists
12. Shuttle+ Music Player
This app is extremely user-friendly and very easy to use. The interface is minimalistic and attractive at the same time. This media player supports a wide range of audio formats and also has an inbuilt equalizer. Definitely a great media player for your Android smartphones or tablets. If you do not want to use online music players, Shuttle+ is the way to go.
Shuttle+ Music Player Features –
- Material design
- Supports playlists, scrobbling, tag editing, Last.fm integration
- 5-band graphic equalizer with bass boost and virtualizer
Hope the above list of media players will aid in choosing the outstanding media player which will be able to satisfy all your needs and enhance your video watching on Android.