Best Android Apps For Audio and Video Play

How would you like to know some of the best of the best Android video and audio player apps out there?

Best Android Apps For Audio and Video Play

If you’d like to upgrade your mobile music and video experience, keep reading to find out my top 5 best video and audio player app for your Android devices.

Do you know that listening to good music or watching good movies using your mobile device can become a big relaxing technique? Yes, for those of us using this means as a way to relax our brain would testify 😉

But using a video/audio player that doesn’t give you the freedom you really need can become a bit troublesome, right?

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Like I love tweaking the equalizer of my Android player before listening to my favorite songs. That way, I can set the bass the way I truly want.

Heck, I even love setting up the picture quality before watching any of my videos, for a better viewing experience…

Hey, I know that the Android device comes with a default player. But to me, I feel the player doesn’t come with those extra functions that’ll make your viewing or listening experience worthwhile.

Yes, it does not give me 100% freedom over the functions I need to tweak. So why settling for less?

Best Android Apps For Audio and Video Play

Why this post? So you can listen to your favorite songs the way you want it or watch your favorite video with good color/visual quality and without interruption or problem 😉

So, if you want to improve the sound quality of your audio file with the help of extra functions or you want to improve the visual quality of videos you watch on your Android devices, this post is for you.

Top 5 Android video and audio player

Okay, below are my best Android Video and Audio player you should try…

Mx player pro:

MX Player

Mx player pro is by far one of the best Android Video player app I have used. It comes with so many features that you’ll have no choice but to love it.

According to its developer;

MX Player is a powerful video player with advanced hardware acceleration and subtitle support.

Some of the features include;

Hardware Acceleration: Hardware acceleration can be applied to more videos with the help of new HW+ decoder.

Multi-Core Decoding: MX Player is the first Android video player which supports multi-core decoding. Test result proved that dual-core device’s performance is up to 70% better than single-core devices.

Pinch To Zoom, Zoom And Pan: Easily zoom in and out by pinching and swiping across the screen. Zoom and Pan are also available by option.

Subtitle Gestures: Scroll forward/backward to move to next/previous text, Up/down to move text up and down, Zoom in/out to change text size.

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Kids Lock: Keep your kids entertained without having to worry that they can make calls or touch other apps.

They have the pro version and the free version of MX Player. Both of the apps works the same and would give you the same result.

Boomplay Music:

boomplay music

I love this app because aside from the extra tweaking, it gives you the option to download the lyrics to the song you’re playing. How cool can that be?

According to its developer;

Boom play allows you to get access to millions of African and international music and videos.

Some of its features include;

File Transfer: It allows you to transfer songs and videos with other registered Boomplay users without using data.

Followed Playlists: Browse through and enjoy unlimited playlists created by our experienced music editors or simply follow a user to see his/her playlist.

Lyrics: Sing along to your favorite songs with lyrics synchronized to every track.

Equalizer: Adjust audio quality with our preset African genres.

Trending: Get to know what everyone is listening to and downloading.

Albums: Play and download your favorite albums anytime, anywhere.

Moods: Enjoy music suited to your current mood and state of mind.

Lark player

lark player

I love this app because it allows me to download video or audio files while I stream. It’s easy to use and its 100% free as the above ones.

According to its developer;

Lark Player is a Top Music & Video Player with the lightest size. It allows you to enjoy music and videos on your phone or from our YouTube music video collection with the most powerful screen controls and player functions.

Some of its features you might love;

Powerful Equalizer with 10+ Preset Mode: Normal, Classical, Dance, Flat, Folk, Heavy Metal, Hip-hop, Jazz, Pop, Rock and many more

Daily Popular YouTube Music: Vast collection of Popular YouTube music video: USA, Brazil, Worldwide, Billboard Hot 100, Top Charts songs, K-pop, J-pop, etc.

Smooth Audio & Video Experience: Scan all video & audio files on your device and SD Card automatically

Browse and play your music by albums, artists, songs, genre, playlists, folders

Easy gesture: Helps control of brightness and volume, playback, resize, speed etc

Sleep Timer: Set a timer to turn off anything you’re watching or listening on Lark Player and fall asleep with your favorite music.

Watch movies with subtitle: Load a subtitle file and watch your favorite movies on your phone with subtitle. You can even adjust the subtitle timing!

Floating Music & Video Player: Customize the position and the size of the floating player to your needs. Do other things while playing music or video at the same time!

Share Music to Friends: Share your online music / local music files to your friends by Bluetooth and social networks.

VLC player

vlc player for android

If you are using VLC for PC already, then you’ll know that this one here, is a killing 😉

According to its developer;

VLC for Android can play any video and audio files, as well as network streams, network shares and drives, and DVD ISOs, like the desktop version of VLC.

VLC for Android is a full audio player, with a complete database, an equalize, and filters, playing all weird audio formats.

Some of its features are as follows;

VLC for Android plays most local video and audio files, as well as network streams (including adaptive streaming), DVD ISOs, like the desktop version of VLC. It also supports disk shares.

Media Library: VLC for Android has a media library for audio and video files, and allows to browse folders directly.

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Multi-track audio and subtitles: VLC has support for multi-track audio and subtitles. It supports auto-rotation, aspect-ratio adjustments, and gestures to control volume, brightness and seeking.

Audio Control: It also includes a widget for audio control, supports audio headsets control, cover art and a complete audio media library.


With all these features mentioned here wouldn’t you agree with me that these Audio and Video players are the best?

You can find all the above-mentioned app at Google Play Store and they are 100% free for download.

Back to you

What video or audio player you’re using and we didn’t mention here today? Is it an awesome app? Please do let us know using the comment box below.

Remember that your comments questions and thoughts are highly welcomed and most appreciated.

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24 thoughts on “Best Android Apps For Audio and Video Play”

  1. Hi
    Awesome list of best Audio/Video player apps for Android . Yes, Android device comes with a default player but it doesn’t provide extra functions to watch videos and listen music the way we want.

    I have used “Mx Player” and “VLC Player”, both are best Audio/Video player apps for Android. I have heard about “Lark player” for the first time and I will give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing this post with us.

    Have a good day.
    Praveen Verma

    • Hello Praveen,

      Good to know that you’ve tried out mx player and vlc player and see them as awesome player 😉

      I am sure you’ll also find the other player interesting if you choose to try them out.

      Thanks for the comment friend, hope you’re having a good week!

  2. Thank You babanature for sharing a wonderful article here. I am really happy to visit here and make a review here. The author baba clearly told each and everything related on topic that best android video and audio app. I He could write with pretty good words. Everyone can easily understand this. Once again I like to say Thank you for this post.

  3. Hey, Babanature. The timer setting feature of Lark Player and lyrics downloading feature of Boomplay impressed me most. Right now I am using MX player and long time ago I used VLC player. I will try the mentioned features of new audio and video player discussed above soon. Thanks a lot for understanding our needs and publishing it. Thank you so much.

    • Hello Avinash,

      MX Player is awesome and has unbelievable features. Trying others, you’ll sure like them 😉

      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment on best android players around. Have a good one mate…

  4. This post is brilliantly written. Our eyes are trained to start from the left. Short sentence strategy and enough white space helped me a lot to enjoy your writing. I’m struggling to adopt such a style.

  5. Hello Babanature,

    The article is very informative and drafted in the synchronized way. Nobody is unaware of the mobile application and its use. But most of people don’t know that which application is the best. Your article is giving same knowledge and reduce the unawareness. You have listed the best application which can make the work easy on the mobile.

    Right now, VLC media player. but I will try rest of the app to make the best use of mobile phones. The content is superb and have the power to convince the audience.

    Thanks for writing such an amazing website and make us aware about the new applications. We will wait for more informative articles like this.

  6. I was looking for an audio player for my smartphone since it’s default app sucks. Luckily you have done the search for us thanks !

  7. Hello Babanature! It’s a great article you have here and trust me your article has helped me a lot that i have to come back to leave a comment today. , thanks for taking your time to put this out. now i have a better choice of android audio player

  8. Hello Babanature,

    Ever since the digital revolution, the traditional platforms for viewing media such as movies and pictures have become obsolete. With the emergence of better formats and storage solution for videos and audios, lead to revolution in world of android.

    Now people want to enjoy a high-definition movie experience with increased screen sizes, it often becomes a problem for some Android devices to properly play high-quality videos.

    Fortunately, there are a large number of video player applications available for popular platforms for Android – really overwhelming while selecting perfect one for your phone.

    You have targeted good apps and I’m familiar with these such as MX player pro and VLC media player – they are well featured. Eventually, thanks for sharing your creative experience with us.

    With best wishes,

    Amar Kumar

  9. Hi,
    Thanks for the post. music app lets you create stations to listen to your favorite music and artist. Stations help you find more of what you like without the hassle of searching or typing.

  10. Mx player is undoubtfully the best and most used video player in android market!

    Following are few reasons :

    Very clean and neat interface
    You can apply different themes
    SW, HW and HW+ decoders are available which boost volume to 200%
    Nearly all types of files can be played


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