With the plethora of Android devices out there in the market today, consumers are using their smartphones and tablets in more and more ways. One use which continues to see a meteoric rise is that of video watching on devices. As screens get larger and phones and tablets get lighter, people are watching videos anywhere and everywhere. With that in mind, here are ten of the best video players for your Android device.
RealPlayer is an all-in-one media player that has a functional iPod style wheel to select media with. It’s an MP3 player, an MP4 player, and supports videos, music, MP3, MP4 and YouTube video search and playback on your Android device. For Android 4.0 upwards, users should download the RealPlayer Cloud app instead.
Despite still in Beta testing, VLC is another all-in-one that looks incredibly promising when it’s finally finished. It’s free, and is an open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as discs, devices, and network streaming protocols.
Free if you want ads, and £3.70 for the Pro version, MX Player has a kids lock and also supports multi-core decoding.
Archos Video Player
Archos is beautifully designed, and you can filter through your media library with labels, such as TV shows and Movies. It’s £3.99 for the Pro version and free with ads.
Wondershare Player is an all-in-one video player which also touts the feature of ‘video discovery’. The app can recommend the user the most recent and popular videos from sites such as YouTube, Vevo and ESPN.
One of the most popular, MoboPlayer can play virtually all file formats, and also scans your phone when installed to trawl in media.
This general media player app has the cool feature of being able to search for subtitles for you when a video is started.
You can make your own themes in GPlayer, and it even supports floating windows so you can view other apps whilst watching a video, or even have two videos open at once (although the audio only plays on one).
Whilst VPlayer doesn’t organise videos too well, it does support 1080p videos and also lets you copy and paste links in from YouTube and Vimeo to watch them straight away or watch later.
DicePlayer also supports pop-up play and network playback allows users to stream media from filesharing and FTP.