Although your iPhone and iPad have a default built-in video player, it can only do so much. For instance, it cannot play a wide variety of formats or support features such as optimized subtitles. So, just like with camera apps or wallpaper apps, there are tons of third-party options that offer extra functionality and flexibility. Moreover, most are free to use too. Take your pick from these best video player apps for your iPhone and iPad.
- OPlayer Lite
- VLC for Mobile
- MX Video Player
- nPlayer Lite
- KM Player
- iVideo Player HD
- 8player Pro
True to its name, this app offers extreme support for all your video playing needs. It supports almost all file types, including mkv, m4a, div, avi, flv, mpg, and many more. It also includes industry-standard support for HD Audio.
You can also add subtitle files in multiple languages or download them in real-time. Further, you can cast your videos and movies on bigger screens using Apple AirPlay, Roku, or Chromecast.
Price: Free (PlayerXtreme Pro – $2.99)
Infuse bridges the gap between iTunes and your other content. The user interface of the app is more eye-catching compared to other video players. As expected, it supports almost all kinds of video formats.
Further, you can browse and play videos stored on your PC or Mac, on apps like Plex, Emby, and Jellyfin, or on cloud services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. No syncing process is required!
Price: Free (Infuse Pro Monthly – $0.99)
3. OPlayer Lite
Looking for a reliable movie player app for iPad or iPhone? OPlayer has been around for nine years and improved continuously with various feature enhancements. It can handle almost any video or audio format you throw at it for a seamless experience.
Further, you can adjust playback speed from 0.1x ~ 4.0x. Further, it supports landscape play even when the portrait orientation lock is turned on in your device. Also, when the app goes into the background, your video can continue to play without interruption.
Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $0.99)
4. VLC for Mobile
VLC is one of the widely used media players on Mac, PC, mobiles, and tablets. It is available for free on your iPhone and iPad as well. The best part about it is its user-friendly interface. You’ll not need more than 5 minutes to know your way around this media player.
The VLC player supports almost all video formats. Moreover, it supports advanced subtitles and is fully compatible with SSA. Other notable features include multi-track audio and playback speed control.
5. MX Video Player
Here is an excellent video player app for iPhone and iPad that lets you quickly cut the most interesting or favorite parts of videos and save them in your gallery. That’s super handy if you want to share a specific part of a movie with a friend.
Of course, it supports all of the popular video formats so you can watch movies without any hassle of converting the files. You can also control various aspects, such as playback speed and brightness.
Price: Free (Remove Ads – $0.99)
6. nPlayer Lite
This video player allows you to customize a lot of factors such as screen size, subtitle position, subtitle font size, brightness, and more. OF course, all popular file formats are supported, so you’re never inconvenienced.
Moreover, you can save space on your device as this app has powerful and various network technologies that can help you stream media from remote devices. So there’s no need to store things locally on your iPhone or iPad.
7. KM Player
KMPlayer has been downloaded by more than 300 million people worldwide. It’s a free encoding player that plays almost all kinds of video files. The app also supports touch gestures to skip, fast forward, or rewind your video file.
Further, it boasts varied features such as a quick button, video zoom and move, playlist settings, subtitle settings, and more. You can even change the brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, and gamma information of your media.
sPlayer stands out with its clean and minimalist interface. It might look simple, but it oozes sophistication and functionality. It can handle all video formats and boasts powerful networking technologies that allow you to directly play media from your PC or NAS.
Furthermore, it supports a variety of gestures, so you can just move your fingers to adjust the playback position, subtitle font size, volume, and brightness. Most importantly, it features folder encryption, which helps keep your media private.
Price: Free (Remove Ads – $2.99)
9. iVideo Player HD
iVideo Player HD lets you play videos online with around 16 popular video sites. You can organize media into playlists for personalization. With the support of several video formats, including AVI, MP3, WAV, AAC, MOV, MP4, WMV, and more, it ensures you don’t face any compatibility issues.
Additionally, it also doubles up as a video editing app with the ability to trim clips and save them in your device. Of course, you can manage and delete videos whenever you like. Also, share your favorites with friends through Facebook or email.
Price: Free (Remove Ads – $1.99)
10. 8player Pro
This multimedia player for iPhone and iPad has been around for eight years, so is an established name, It plays both locally stored media files as well as those from DLNA / UPnP, SMB, FTP, Google Drive, and Dropbox servers.
Furthermore, you can curate and edit music playlists within the app which makes it multifunctional. It supports almost any media file format you can think of so is an all-in-one solution for any user.
So, have you tried any of these video player apps yet? Let us know in the comments below which one you prefer to use and why.
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