Top 8 Best Android Video Player Apps in 2020

Although there is a default video player on all Android devices, third-party apps in the Play Store provide a richer viewing experience. Nowadays, video players utilize the new generation of hardware in our smart phones, which can play almost all video file formats.

So here, I have collected some Android video player apps that you might want to try.

Top 8 Best Android Video Player Apps Of 2020


MX Player

VLC For Android

FIPE Player

BS Player

PlayerXtreme Media Player


AC3 Player

1. PLAYit

PLAYit App is a powerful video player, and now PLAYit for PC is also available. Here are the wonderful features

All format supported: Music: WAV , MP3 , AAC; Video: 4k, 1080p, MKV, FLV, 3GP, M4V, TS, MPG

Auto manage local files: Auto identify all video files on Android device and SD card, easy to sort and share media files.

Search online videos: Online HD video player with in-built search engine allows videos searching and online streaming for you.

Floating & background play: Turn on floating play window so that you can chat with others or work with other apps while watching videos or listening to music.

MP4 to MP3: One click to convert videos to audios and enjoy audio/music playing.

Smart gesture control: Multi play option and easy gesture control to change playback speed, brightness and volume.

2. MX Player

MX Player has a neat and easy to use interface. It supports almost all the video and audio file formats. MX Player is known to be one of the first Android video players which supports multi-core decoding.

Moreover, MX Player packs a lot of features, including subtitle support, scroll forward/backward, zoom in/out to change text size, gesture controls like easily zoom in and out by pinching and swiping across the screen. It also features an on-screen kid lock. The app is available for free with ads. It also comes with additional plugins for extra functionalities.

Recently, MX Player has also forayed into streaming business with its own original content and from other labels as well. That’s why it’s still at the top of our list in 2019.

3. VLC for Android

VLC is an open-source, cross-platform video player tool that handles both video and audio files in several formats. It also supports network streaming (including adaptive streaming) and media library organization.

The video player window is well designed and capable of playing videos with full screen, with gesture-based controls for increasing and decreasing the volume and brightness settings.

It has support for multi-track audio, subtitles and also comes with a built-in five-band equalizer. VLC is the whole package and meant for everyone; it is entirely free, has no ads and no in-app purchases.

4. FIPE Player

FIPE Player can play high definition videos, including 1080p and 4K video formats without a glitch. It features an amazing pop-up playback feature using which you can watch videos on a floating screen while you can simultaneously use other apps.

You can even resize the video playing screen and access video playback controls while on the floating window. It supports all the popular video/audio formats and codecs with support for External Codec Pack, which can be applied using Settings.

FIPE player also has video locker and video hiding capabilities. With many other features like subtitle downloader, Chromecast support, Internal Hardware Acceleration, Multi-track Audio, etc., FIPE player is free and comes with ads.

5. BS Player

BS Player is another feature-rich video player application for Android. It features hardware-accelerated video playback that increases speed and reduces battery consumption. It supports almost all popular media file formats (video and audio player), multiple audio streams, subtitles, playlist support, and various playback modes.

Additionally, BS Player enables users to customize video playbacks with different skins. The interface is simple and easily customizable with different themes. The app has a neat “pop-out” feature to facilitate multitasking. The lite version of this app is free but contains ads.

6. PlayerXtreme Media Player

This media player organizes all of your media in a beautiful poster view format. It has an in-built subtitle downloader with the ability to sync subtitles. There is support for audio streaming and video streaming directly from your PC, NAS drive, or websites. The viewing experience is enhanced by hardware acceleration, making it worth considering when looking for the best video player for Android.

Player Xtreme has custom gesture control, and you can change playback speed, resize subtitles text, change the aspect ratio, repeat and shuffle audio and video tracks. Also, it supports playback in background mode.

7. XPlayer

XPlayer video player is one of the most highly rated Android video player in the Play Store. It can keep your videos safe in a private folder. There is a subtitle download, and the subtitles can be adjusted.

It can play all video formats with ease, and users have also reported that it plays HEVC X265 without any lag. Volume, brightness, and playing progress are easy to control. Videos can be viewed as a list or in a grid and sorted by name, date, and size. The app is free with in-app purchases.

8. AC3 Player

AC3 Player is an excellent Android video player that has support for the AC3 audio format. It can automatically search for files with this format without the requirement of extra plugins. It can also play all the popular video and audio formats.

It supports multiple subtitle formats with automatic synchronization. The media player is simple to operate and provides easy controls over volume, brightness, etc. It can stream online videos, and you can also choose to play videos in the background. It also has a built-in equalizer.