VLC Media Player Alternatives for Android

    There are many alternatives to VLC Media Player for Android if you are looking for a replacement. The best Android alternative is MPV, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to VLC Media Player and loads of them are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to VLC Media Player are MX Player (Freemium), Kodi (Free, Open Source), KMPlayer (Free) and GOM Media Player (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 4, 2021

    Platforms

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    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Xfce
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • mpv
    • MPlayer
    • Windows Mobile
    • Online
    • Windows S
    • Apple TV
    • Kindle Fire
    • Haiku
    • GNOME
    • PortableApps.com

    Features

    • Support for subtitles
    • Music Library
    • Lightweight
    • Portable
    • Integrated codecs
    • Internet Radio
    • Equalizer
    • Integrated Last.fm scrobbler
    • Create PlayList
    • Multiple languages
    • Chromecast Support
    • Mp3 Tag Editor
    • Radio Player
    • Matroska
    • Customizable
    • Support AirPlay
    • Artwork
    • CD Ripper
    • Built-in Equalizer
    • Gapless Playback

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • MPV is an MPlayer-based video player that is available on all major desktop operating systems. Linux users in particular cite MPV as one of the best alternatives to VLC. Its interface is extremely minimal, though with that comes extraordinary stability. View 76 alternatives to MPV
      Almost everyone thinks MPV is a great alternative to VLC Media Player.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • BSD
      • Xfce
      MPV vs VLC Media Player
      pros, cons and recent comments
       all • positive • negative      relevance • date
      Development is active and can be found on many of the same platforms as VLC.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      10
      vektorweg I had some rare cases were VLC and MPlayer couldn't play a video correctly. MPV did it for me on Linux and Windows. Also like the GUI (or the lack of it) a lot more.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      9
      Shuunen finally seeking in a video is smooth <3
      Positive comment 19 days ago

      0
      vanzkiiee Best player for entertainment language learning as it can display 2 subs at a time and can be synched with Anki, the best tool for learning. ?
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

      0
      collorfrisie it integrates with syncplay
      Positive comment 3 months ago

      0
      xvhpqg Changing playback speed doesn't cause audio dropouts.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      0
      RemovedUser Clean and simple, easy to manage configuration.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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    • Though MX Player only supports Android devices, it is often cited as one of the platform's best video players. Featuring extensive customization options, an Android-optimized design, and plenty of supported video formats, MX Player is worth checking out on your Android phone or tablet if you're looking for a simple, optimized video player. View 135 alternatives to MX Player
      Most users think MX Player is a great alternative to VLC Media Player.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      MX Player vs VLC Media Player
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Powerful, Support lots of formats. Easy to use
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

      6
      HurDugggio Really does a good job of playing a video with maximized settings. Looks gorgeous.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      4
      aalooksth Fully customisable, very easy to use interface, modern design, very powerful
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      1


    • Though Kodi can function as an alternative to VLC, its strengths lie in its robust cataloging of media and robust sorting and organization options for TV shows, movies, and music. Its media server capabilities are front and center, its playback functionality is nothing to sneeze at, and it can be used for that exact purpose. View 65 alternatives to Kodi
      Some users think Kodi is a great alternative to VLC Media Player, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • BSD
      • iPad
      • Raspberry Pi
      • Fire TV
      Kodi vs VLC Media Player
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Kody is more oriented to being a fullscreen video/music cataloguing application, but it has an internal video/audio/iptv playing system with very good decoding capabilities like VLC and can be windowed as well
      Top positive comment  almost 6 years ago

      4
      Can also play many formats, and can organize video libraries, playing over UPnP, FTP, and many other protocols
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      -3
      Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a software media center.
      Top negative comment  almost 6 years ago

      16
      LesterCovax Kodi is a media server first and foremost. It's like comparing Google Docs to Microsoft Office.
      Negative comment 4 months ago

      0
      Kodi is a fullscreen media library manager, a whole home theater frontend. Slower for the purpose, with more complex navigation.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      4
    • KMPlayer is often praised for its interface, which has been described as more functional and user-friendly than VLC or Media Player Classic Home Cinema. Its playlist manager is more akin to WinAmp's than it is to VLC or other video players, which makes it desirable for those with vast multimedia catalogs. It also includes very granular customization options. View 140 alternatives to KMPlayer
      Most users think KMPlayer is a great alternative to VLC Media Player.

      Bundleware

      Be careful during installation. Forum

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
    • GOM Media Player is a free media player with built-in audio and video codecs. View 121 alternatives to GOM Media Player
      Most users think GOM Media Player is a great alternative to VLC Media Player.

      Bundleware

      The installer contains additional bloatware that can hijack your browser's settings. Be careful during the installation: Forum

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      GOM Media Player vs VLC Media Player
      pros, cons and recent comments
      VLC Player looks like it belongs on a Windows 95 computer. GOM Player has a much more professional interface with lots of options.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

      -3
      clydelyman Its effects are easier to use and it has an extensive Preferences selection; BE AWARE, they have a separate music player. I have both. the Reverb is solid. you can avoid the crapware by doing the first download from Ninite and just updating or do a custom install. To my knowledge GOM does not recored.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      2
      Support almost all types of video formats.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      -1


    • Poweramp v3 is a major update focused on the new Audio engine, UI, and navigation. View 97 alternatives to Poweramp
      Most users think Poweramp is a great alternative to VLC Media Player.
    • BSPlayer is the first software movie player ever to enable its users to focus on watching the movie instead of dealing with poor computer capabilities or running around looking... View 101 alternatives to BSPlayer
      Almost everyone thinks BSPlayer is a great alternative to VLC Media Player.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      • Kindle Fire
    • Vanilla Music is designed to be simple, clean and minimal. Supports browsing by folder, queueing, shake-to-skip and more. View 59 alternatives to Vanilla Music
      Some users think Vanilla Music is a great alternative to VLC Media Player, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Vanilla Music vs VLC Media Player
      pros, cons and recent comments
      tvgoing1 Music only, it is not multimedia
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      1
    • A fork of Phonograph Music Player that "makes all Pro features free, as they used to be". It has a material design that's easy on the eyes, and it's easy to use, customizable (multiple themes), has folder browsing, a sleep timer and tag editor. View 47 alternatives to Vinyl Music Player
    • Look up online radio streams at RadioBrowser and listen to them. RadioBrowser is a wiki like aproach to collect as much online radio stations as possible. Every one can help by not only adding new stations but also tagging existing ones. View 8 alternatives to RadioDroid
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
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