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Top 5 Video Players for Android

September 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 


[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 mVideoPlayer


[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 Player


[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. 

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It 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 Player


[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 VPlayer


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.