Best iPad Video Player Apps of 2020: Enjoy A Seamless Video Watching Experience

The default video player on the iPad can only do so much. It’s good, but it’s not as powerful as you want it to be. Thankfully, Apple didn’t think of keeping developers away from playing with video player apps designed for the iPad.

And that means there’s a ton of them in the App Store. Look around, and you see countless iPad video players. Some of them, users say, is the best. Some are good. Some are so-so.

While the definition of “best” differs from person to person based on their requirements and the features, we nevertheless thought to collect the most popular and trustworthy iPad video players for you.

Each iPad video player app has its own set of pros and cons, and while it’s easy to judge them based on user reviews, I feel that nothing beats using them personally.

Note: Apple’s change in policies has stripped a lot of players the power to support AC3 codecs.

Best Free and Paid Video Players Apps for iPad and iPad Mini in 2020

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Best Free Video Players for iPad and iPad Mini

#1. PlayerXtreme Media Player

PlayerXtreme Media Player iPad App Screenshot

When it comes to watching movies or playing music on your iPad, you need some extraordinary media players to deliver the best! And PlayerXtreme seems to be the one.

Whether the file is in MKV format or MP4, it plays all the videos and music files on your iPad or iPhone. Most interestingly, the latest version of the app supports the streaming of files larger than 4GB too. It plays the files from your emails too. I haven’t observed this feature in any of the apps to date.

Price: Free
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#2. Infuse 5

Infuse 3 Video Player iPad App ScreenshotInfuse three bridges the gap between iTunes and your other content. The user interface of the app is more eye-catching compared to other video players. Like all others, Infuse three supports almost all kind of video formats. You’ll not need to convert your favorite movie to a different format to watch it on your iPad. The app is free, but you can upgrade to pro version to get additional features.

Price: Free
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#3. Max Player HD

Max Player HD iPad App ScreenshotWhen it comes to playing videos without any quality loss, Max Player HD ranks pretty high. With the support of several video formats including AVI, MP3, WAV, AAC, MOV, MP4,WMV, and more, it ensures you don’t face incompatibility issues while trying to stream your favorite videos.

Beyond compatibility, Max Player has a fairly intuitive interface, allowing you to fine-tune the volume, go forward/back and even adjust the aspect ratio. One of my favorite features of this app is the ability to organize videos using folders. While this video player is available for free, you will need to spend $3.99 to remove the ads.

Price: Free
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#4. VLC

VLC Video Player iPad App ScreenshotVLC is one of the widely used media players on Mac, desktops, mobile, and tablets. It is available for free for iPad as well. The best part about it is its user-friendly interface. You’ll not need more than 5 minutes to get used to this media player.

The VLC player supports almost all video formats. There are tons of other features, so give it a try and download it.

Price: Free
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#5. KMPlayer

KMPlayer iPad App ScreenshotKMPlayer has been downloaded by more than 300 million people worldwide. It’s a free encoding player that plays almost all kind of video files. The app also supports touch gestures to skip, fast forward, or rewind your video file. It is also useful to increase or decrease the volume. There is no need for in-app purchase, and this is what tempts us to download.

Price: Free
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#6. OPlayer Lite

OPlayer Lite Video Player iPad App ScreenshotOPlayer Lite is currently one of the best video players for iPad. It has excellent support for almost all formats (the latest update includes MKV support too). There’s an AC3 issue with the current version though — still, a far better player than many others out there. The decoding can be particularly tricky with other apps, but Oplayer appears to handle it quite well.

Price: Free
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#7. WMV HD Player

WMV HD Player iPad App ScreenshotWMV HD Player will let you play any video file from your Email, Cloud storage, Camera Roll, or PC. You can easily import any video files using this video player. The app can run FullHD (1080) videos flawlessly.

The WMV HD Player is free to download with limited features, but you can purchase a full version by making an in-app purchase.

Price: Free
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#8. Movie Player 3

Movie Player 3 iPad App ScreenshotAs someone who always prefers to have more flexibility, I rate “Movie Player 3” very highly. While it comes with a whole host of features, I would like to mention the three most notable ones that have caught my eyes.

First and foremost, the app scores pretty well in terms of integration, allowing you to play videos from a web browser, email attachments, and even other apps. Not to mention, you can also use Dropbox to transfer files with ease.

The second, “Movie Player” offers the needed freedom to sort and group videos using folders. Thus, you can keep your files based on your preference. And third ( my favorite), it allows you to lock folders to prevent anyone from bumping into your videos without your permission.

Price: Free
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#9. PowerHD Media Player

PowerHD Media Player iPad App ScreenshotUnlike other video players, PowerHD Media Player supports Picture-in-Picture mode. You can work while you watch movies by enabling PIP mode. You can also resize the PIP window to fit your screen and aspect ratio. Apart from that, it supports many subtitle file formats that need to be downloaded separately.

Price: Free
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#10. Joobik Player

Joobik Video Player iPad App ScreenshotJoobik player is available for both iPhone and iPad users. You can now easily sync your playlists, videos, music files from iTunes and play them instantly. Different play modes are available in the app to shuffle or repeat your favorite tracks.

Most interestingly, it can play any non-DRM video on your iOS device. With the latest version, you can now see the artist or album name, especially for the TV shows.

Price: Free
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#11. iPlayer

iPlayer Video & Movie Player iPad App Screenshot“iPlayer” is the sort of video player that can fit into most users’ tastes. And it’s all thanks to the elegant interface coupled with gesture controls that make it pretty easy to fine-tune playback.

Not just that, it also lives up to the mark as far as video compatibility is concerned. So, it doesn’t matter what sort of movie or clips you want to watch, incompatibility shouldn’t come in the way.

Another notable feature of this app is the handy organizing tools which allow you to keep your videos perfectly organized. Do keep in mind, you will need to spend a few bucks to have access to all the features of this video player app for iPad.

Price: Free
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#12. It’s Playing

It's Playing Video Player iPad App ScreenshotIt’s Playing is a cool iPad video player. It’s been hit with the codec issues too, but it still has powerful support and easy way to play video files from your library. Interesting aspects include direct subtitle download, gestures, easy way to access videos from a wide variety of sources, and a ton of video features to enrich your experience.

Price: Free
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#13. 8Player Lite

8Player Lite Media Player iPad App Screenshot8Player Lite and the paid version ($5.99) offer a clean and simple way to access video not just on your iPad but any other DLNA-compatible device. The cool thing about 8Player is its interface and it kind of makes up for the lack of a full-fledged video format support. Still, it supports all popular formats although there’s no AC3 support due to the Apple issues.

Price: Free
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Best Paid Video Players for iPad and iPad Mini

#1. AVPlayer/AVPlayer HD

AVPlayer:AVPlayer HD Video Player iPad App ScreenshotAVPlayer HD is specially designed for the iPad. Amongst most iPad video players, AVPlayer HD ranks high. Supports most popular formats including MKV, AVI, XVID and also features subtitle file support. Adding files to the app is as easy as drag-and-drop. Supports AC3 too.

Price: $2.99
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#2. ArkMC

ArkMC Video Player iPad App ScreenshotArkMC actually comes as a complete suite of a powerful video streamer and a player. The key focus is on wireless and seamless UPnP/DNLA sharing but the player, it turns out, is enormously powerful and capable too. The Ark Media Player supports a wide range of file formats so you shouldn’t find it hard to use the streamer as a favorite player too.

Price: $5.99
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#3. MCPlayer HD

MCPlayer HD Video Player iPad App ScreenshotMCPlayer HD is also known as Media Center Video Player which is specially developed to play videos and audio files on iOS devices, especially iPad. The video player has Dolby digital plus surround feature which gives a clear sound with customized outputs.

You can create your Watch later list to listen or play the videos when you want to. The app is available in 13 languages which include English, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, etc.

Price: $4.99
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That’s all, folks!

I guess you have set your sight on some of these top video players. Wonderful! It’s time to bring in some hot and spicy snacks as well as cold drinks and then go on for a marathon video-watching spree! But before rushing to trigger the button, do share your valuable feedback with us.

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