Top 5 Video Players for Android

by: Brad WardSeptember 17, 2013

The stock video player on most Android devices works really well, but it leaves us Android users wanting more. We’re aching for something with more functionality than just the bare bones foundation. In this article, we’re going to show you five featured-filled Android video players rich with seamless video playback.

#1 RealPlayer realplayer

[Free] RealPlayer is one of the best all-in-one multimedia players on Android. With radio, video, music, and photos available all in one place, RealPlayer is one of the best experiences you can get for media consumption.

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RealPlayer takes on a darker, Android 2.3 Gingerbread-like theme. It’s not the nicest looking app, but the functionality is miles ahead of the stock Android video player.

#2 mVideoPlayermvideoplayer

[Free] mVideoPlayer is a great Android video player to replace your device’s stock option. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have any software decoding features, so you’ll only be able to play video in formats your specific device supports.

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The awesome thing about this Android video player is that it has a search function to query and the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).

If you don’t like the video player’s default theme, there are varying options to customize mVideoPlayer to your liking.

#3 doubleTwist Music Playerdoubletwist

[Free/Paid Subscription] doubleTwist Music Player is another one stop shop for all of your multimedia needs. It plays music, radio, podcasts, and video wonderfully, but where it really shines is its syncing features. Get it on Google PlayIt can take all of your audio and video files on your Android device and sync them with your PC or Laptop with a little tool called doubleTwist, which you can download on PC or Mac.

Other than that, it’s a very simplistic Android video player. However, it isn’t often that you see syncing features like this in multimedia apps.

#4 MX Playermxplayer

[Free] MX Player is the undisputed best Android video player on the Play Store. It offers a wide range of functionality for an enjoyable media experience.
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If you want to let your kids use your tablet or smartphone to watch a movie, you can turn on the Kids Lock feature to lock the video in place so you don’t have to worry about your children making an outgoing call or playing with your apps.

#5 VPlayervplayer

Last up on our list is VPlayer, an Android video player that attempts to give you the best quality content with your choice of hardware or software decoding. There’s just one caveat, though. You have a 7 day free trial, and after that, you’ll need to hand over a fiver to continue using this video player. Is it worth it? Well, that’s up to you after the free trial.
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One of the advantages of VPlayer is that it claims to use less battery than its competitors, meaning you’ll allegedly be able to get more media consumption time out of your device with VPlayer than other Android video players.

 Final Thoughts

There are a plethora of Android video players on the Google Play Store, but not all of them are high in the quality department. Sometimes, it’s wise to just stick with the Android video player, even if it is lacking in functionality. However, if there’s one thing that’s great about or stock video players, it’s that they’re extremely reliable.

  • IDontKnowMyName

    Even though it’s still in beta, I think VLC is a really nice player as well.

  • Chris Winkley

    MX is the daddy.

  • Hank Bank

    I like QQ Player … it plays MANY video file types that stock Android won’t!!

  • Sohip

    Dice player is a great video player too with many video formats support and, you can even play videos on it on top of other apps for true multitasking on tablets.

  • droidtomtom

    RealPlayer has been replaced by RealPlayer Cloud. You can play any your local files but not any of your network files without running a host service. RealPlayer is now a cloud service where you upload all your content to their servers and then stream it back to your device using RealPlayer Cloud app. Real Networks gives you 2GB of free storage but you must pay for more. The claim here is you no longer have to worry about which encoder types you use.

    I like MX Player but VPlayer buffers better for movies streamed over my network.

  • Robbie Hoffman

    Does anyone know of a video player widget app. Add a widget, play the video from that widget, but not have the video go with you like the floating video players? If I just want one screen to have the video playing while I use my phone???

  • TheGCU

    MX FTW!!

  • ldffadluifaldbfaldsbflasbdfla

    vplayer is good i used after looking at this and love it gives lots of features

  • Vince

    DICE Player is really the Best!

  • jologoco

    DicePlayer es el mejor

  • Dany Jerry

    No VLC player? Really a good option. And it is mentioned in this post.

  • Dany Jerry

    This list is very good and I have found another list from here

  • PitchanApp

    Yeah, you can’t go wrong with VLC.

    When you want to watch two videos at the same time use DuoVid.