What are the best Android media players?

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    #1KMPlayer

    KMPlayer
    KMPlayer is a free media player that works for all kind of video files. It supports HD videos and 30 languages. It offers subtitle control, multitasking, playback supports and more basic and advanced features.
    Apps

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Abel Aranda
    Written on September 30, 2017
    "Like many open source projects, KMPlayer suffers from being an absolute piece of trash. I use it when I want to experience frustration that has been missing from my life. Though, like vlc, it's really just a front end for mplayer2, it manages to bung the simple task of playing most media files, as well as crash, regardless of the OS. This program isn't worth the bytes it's made of."
  2. 14

    #2ES File Explorer

    ES File Explorer

    ES File Explorer (File Manager) is an all-in-one free app for Android devices. It is capable of managing all files both online and offline and transferring to other devices via WiFi. The app also has a built-in app manager and note editor.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Annie Zhang
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "While I feel like this is an ok solution that will do some media playing, that isn't exactly what this is. This is a program that does way more than just that, the media player is kinda after the fact. So this solution is ok."
  3. 11

    #3BSPlayer

    BSPlayer

    BSPlayer is a multimedia player for Android devices and Windows. Other than for music and videos, its subtitle search will find the subtitle for that film. Users can also open .SRT files for subtitles. 

    Apps

    Android, Other Platform

    $5.99

    Kathryn Allen
    Written on October 5, 2017
    "I was hesitant about going from a free player to a paid version media player. Am I glad I did! First the price point is great at less than $6.00. I spend a lot of time in the car, and was concerned about the bluetooth capabilities. Again, I wasn't disappointed. Also, I love the fact that it doesn't destroy my battery life. If your looking to go beyond what free media players offer and want high functionality at a great price, go for the BSPlayer, I've got friends who have paid three times what this unit costs and it doesn't have the ease of use or the functions this multimedia device."
  1. 9

    #4Kodi

    Kodi
    Kodi is a free and open-source media player that allows users to easily access digital media all through a user-friendly package. This is an open source and free-to-use player that is customizable and it runs on a wide variety of devices.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux

    Free

    Sandra Baker
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "KODI s a free and open source media player application. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet."
  2. 7

    #5MX Player

    MX Player
    MX Player is a free video player for Android devices that offers hardware acceleration and subtitle support. Some features are Multicore decoding, Pinch to zoom and Kids lock, and more.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Philip Jenkins
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I've used this on a couple of my android devices, and overall I have to say it's a great solution! The features included are more than substantial, and the app as a whole packs a large punch! The new hardware acceleration feature is phenomenal!"
  3. 4

    #6Best Media Player

    Best Media Player
    Best Media Player is an app for Android that allows you to play videos, music and photos. It can be opened by just shaking your device, and it has been conceived as an all-in-one media solution. 
    Apps

    Android

    $1.99

    William Hughes
    Written on October 12, 2017
    "I always make sure I have the best player on Android. I have been through so many that it's crazy. Lately though, I have been using Best Media Player. It plays anything you can throw at it from videos to pictures to music. There are a ton of good features too like shaking your device to open. Super cool. "
  4. 4

    #7PlayerPro Music Player

    PlayerPro Music Player

    PlayerPro Music Player is a music and video player for Android devices. It offers useful audio configuration options and users can pick several free plugins.

    Apps

    Android

    $3.99

    Aarav Jindal
    Written on October 6, 2017
    "It is not a bad little music player although I have used much better. I think the price is a little high for it and I like many people now, I do not upload enough to use it. It works well but I think that I prefer many of the other players out there some for free."
  5. 2

    #8Music Player

    Music Player
    Music Player with powerful equalizer, Quick search all music files, custom background skin, free to get this perfect audio player and media player.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jerry Black
    Written on October 7, 2017
    "I needed a different music player than Google Play Music that is more interested in selling me music than letting me listen to my own music and I cannot believe an app as lazily named as Music Player can be this good. It works, it does what it says it does, it looks good, and it is free and not trying to sell me things."
  6. 0

    #9VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays a wide range of media formats such as mkv, mp4, and flv among others. It supports the playback of discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. 

    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Helen Lawrence
    Written on September 19, 2018
    "i've been using vlc on my pc and was very pleased with it. the andriod version had some minor bugs but those have since been fixed. vlc is one of, if not the best video player for andriods."
  7. 0

    #10XXX Video Player

    XXX Video Player

    XXX Video Player is a software app media player for Android which supports various audio and video formats such as MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, and so on. Also supporting Chromecast, this player can play videos in the background.

    Apps

    Android (APK)

    Free

    Zhou Zhu
    Written on November 15, 2018
    "Because of the explicit name, I got second thoughts about installing this app even after reading reviews online that this could be better than VLC. So I gave this a try and I must say this is a pretty decent video player for me. No explicit ads or anything. Just a simple media player."

Summary

Best What are the best Android media players
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1KMPlayerApps 16 Free
2ES File ExplorerApps 14 Free
3BSPlayerApps 11 Paid
4KodiSoftware 9 Free
5MX PlayerApps 7 Free
6Best Media PlayerApps 4 Paid
7PlayerPro Music PlayerApps 4 Paid
8Music PlayerApps 2 Free
9VLC Media PlayerSoftware 0 Free
10XXX Video PlayerApps 0 Free
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