10 Best VLC replacements for Android Phones

Get the best available VLC alternatives for Android apps to watch your favorite videos & listen to music on smartphone and tablet

VLC app is a popular video and audio media player software that open source and free to use. The best thing is available for almost every kind of platforms such as Windows, Linux, macOS, Tizen, Windows 10 Mobile, Android, and iOS.

Furthermore, Windows users can use the VLC portable app to play videos and audios without installing it. The VLC app is available to download from its own website which is VLCplayer.org. Besides the official website, the users can also install the VLC app from their respective stores such as Apple’s App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft Store.

However, today here we will talk only about the VLC alternatives for Android. Yes, although it is one of the best apps,  that doesn’t mean there is no best alternative audio & video player app available for Android smartphones. There are a lot of but we have picked up a few best video players for Android apart from VLC for you, have a look…

Best VLC Alternatives for Android

KMP Player

One of the oldest media player and an alternative to the VLC media player for the Android platform is KMP player. It supports a wide range of media formats for both Audio and Video. It has also been an editor’s choice video player for all HD video formats and codecs. It is a free Android app.

It features high-quality playback, network, or LAN video streaming just like VLC, URL playback for online videos; can play videos from Google cloud, rotate videos at 180 degrees, night theme, and much more.  The video formats KM player supports are FLV, 3GP, M4V, MKV, TS, MPG, FLV, AVI, MOV, MP4…

Price: Free
Download from Play Store- KMP Player

MX Player

MX Player is the easy to use and powerful audio/video player that supports hardware acceleration. It means for video playback it can use the hardware decoder too. The interface of the MX player is clean and clutter-free, comes with swipe gesture support for forwarding or backward the videos, to increase volume & brightness plus pinch to zoom in & out.

Though it is one of the best VLC alternatives for Android, the only issue with the MX player Android app is it doesn’t support the DTS and AC3 audio; which pushes it a bit dow side as compared to VLC and KMPlayer.

The subtitle formats it supports are DVD, DVB, SSA/ASS subtitle tracks; SubStation Alpha(.ssa/.ass); – SAMI(.smi) with Ruby tag support;  SubRip(.srt), MicroDVD(.sub), TMPlayer(.txt) and more…

Price: Free
Download from Play Store- MXPlayer

Video Player All Format – XPlayer

The next alternative to VLC for Android is “Video player ALL Format“. It is also known as Xplayer with UltraHD and 4K video playback capabilities. Like the MXplayer, it also supports both hardware and software decoding.  Furthermore, gesture controls and Chromecast support is also there.

The unique thing one can hide their personal videos or media files using its videos safe private folder feature.  Furthermore subtitle downloader, split-screen, night mode, share videos, auto-rotation, aspect-ratio, screen-lock; all video format support for the Android devices including MKV, MP4, M4V, AVI, MOV, 3GP, FLV, WMV, RMVB, TS, etc.

Price: Free
Download from Play Store- Xplayer


BSPlayer hardware accelerated video player for Android smartphones and tablet PCs. It features multi-core HW decoding, background playback in a popup window, multiple audio streams and subtitles; external and embedded subtitles support ssa/ass, srt, sub. txt etc; Playback media files such as videos and mp3 directly from uncompressed RAR files and much more…

Price: Free
Download from Play Store- BSplayer

GOM Player

The GOM media player for Android, apart from normal video playback, it also supports 360-degree videos. The UI of the app is simple and easy to use. It comes with sleep timer in case you fell asleep it will automatically close itself. Just like the above-mentioned players it also supports a variety of audio and video file formats.

Furthermore, this VLC alternative for Android has the ability to connect directly to Dropbox, GoogleDrive, OneDrive, WebDAV, and FTP for video or audio playback. One shortcoming of this VLC Android alternative is it supports EAC3 and DTS codecs but only after paying for them.

Price: Free
Download from Play Store- GOM Player


When we talk about network video playing capabilities then how can we forget the KODI. It is open-source awarded media center and its media player app is available on the Google Play store.

With this, the user can access and stream media files both video and audio from local storage, network storage, and the Internet.

Price: Free
Download from Play Store-  Kodi Player app

So, these are the few best available Media player apps alternatives for the VLC Android app. If you know any other best VLC alternatives for Android, let us know, the comment section is all yours!!

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