MX Player is one of the most popular video player apps for Android owing to the simplicity of its interface. The app is feature rich, supports a large number of codecs, has integrated subtitle support and many more features. But it still isn’t perfect.

If you just encountered a media file for which MX Player doesn’t support audio playback or are annoyed of the increased number of ads in the free version, or for some other reason if you are looking for MX Player alternatives, here are a few options that you can consider.

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1. VLC Player

VLC player enjoys the same kind of popularity on Windows as MX player does on the Android side of things. It was a little late to Android platform but has matured a lot over the last year. VLC Player still supports the most number of audio and video file formats (almost all) and has more than a few extra features over MX Player like Chromecast support (for beta users at the time of writing), Background/picture-in-picture mode, dark theme, and equalizer.

VLC has also added an Android TV interface option which could come in handy when you are mirroring your phone on your TV using Chromecast or any other dongle. The interface isn’t as clutter-free as the MX Player, but if the later doesn’t support a file you have, the VLC player should be your first go-to option.


Extra features over MX Player

  • Chromecast support
  • Picture-in-picture mode
  • More audio and video formats supported
  • Equalizer
  • Resume playback after call
  • Night mode and dark theme
  • No ads in the free version

2. XPlayer

XPlayer, which is listed in Play store as Video Player all format enjoys a rating of 4.8 with over 5 million downloads. Xplayer has several unique features the best one being the option for a private folder. You can add certain videos, that you wish to keep private, to a private folder where they are safeguarded with your four-digit pin.

If the video format is supported by Chromecast, and if your phone and Chromecast are connected to the same WiFi network, you will see a cast button in the corner that can be used to directly stream content on your TV. The playback interface is similar to MX players.


Extra features over MX Player

  • Chromecast support
  • background play mode (to play only audio)
  • secure folder for private content
  • Equalizer
  • Dark theme

3. GOM Player

GOM player’s biggest strength is its neet and smooth interface, which is also the primary reason why people stick to MX Player. The GOM player can also directly pick files from Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and other cloud sources.

GOM player supports gesture playback controls, allows you to take screenshots, and has a size-adjustable pop out (picture-in-picture) mode.


Extra features over MX Player

  • VR Player (splits screen)
  • Plays 360-degree videos
  • Picture-in-picture mode
  • Source files from multiple cloud sources
  • Take screenshots

4. Mobo Player

Mobo Player is a one of its kind video player that’s loaded with eccentric options. On the main player screen, you will find the option to take screen captures and to even clip GIFs. You can also stream content to a DLNA supported TV via DLNA router.

Mobo Player also has a floating Window mode that also works outside the app, same as the Picture and Picture mode works in Android Oreo.


Extra features over Mx Player

  • Clip GIF and shot videos
  • take screenshots from videos
  • Picture-in-Picture mode (Floating Window)
  • DLNA streaming

5. KM Player

KM Player is one of the MX player alternatives that isn’t vastly different from it. Some of the major shortcomings of MX Players, which are intrusive ads and less tan perfect codec support, are also there in the KM Player.

But there are several things it does differently. The player also has a button that will directly launch a floating player window that works on top of other apps so that you can continue multitasking without leaving your video. Out of other players in this list, this is our least favorite. You can still consider it if you are looking for MX Player like gesture support and a picture-in-picture mode.


Extra Features 

  • Picture-in-Picture mode
  • sync content with drive

6. BS Player

BS Player used to be our first choice even on Windows PC simply because of its ability to automatically source subtitles for whatever content you playing. That’s no more a thing unique to BS player as of today, but the player has still evolved very well.

BS Player enjoys a Picture in Picture mode (just long press the back button), supports wide range of file formats and also has extensive gesture support (all MX Player gestures work). The file information button placed right on the main playback screen is a unique addition that we like.


Extra Featuers over Mx Player

  • Picture-in-Picture mode (close with Pop-up Video)
  • Extensive subtitle support
  • Dark Theme
  • Capture and share screenshots

7. Archos Player

Archos player is a free video player app that also offers a picture-in-picture mode or floating window view (listed as Window mode). The app also lets you find content from shared folders and media servers.

There is no gesture support and performance isn’t immaculate, but Archos is unique in a way that it is designed to be a one-stop video destination.


Extra features over MX Player

  • Picture-in-Picture mode
  • Source content from multiple places
  • TV modeGOM Player

Best MX Player Alternatives For Android

These are some of the best MX Player alternatives and the one you like most will depend on your reason for leaving MX Player. An added functionality that most of these players offer is the Picture-in-Picture mode, something MX Player might add soon for Android Oreo users. Do let us know which one works best for your individual needs.

Last updated on: January 31, 2018

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