Best Video Player Apps for Kindle Fire/Kindle Fire HD/Kindle Fire HDX

Diana Joan

Aug 03, 2016 08:33 am / Posted by Diana Joan

The Kindle Fire is a tablet computer developed by Amazon, it has three models: the Kindle Fire, Fire HD and the Fire HDX. You can stream movies or TV shows on your Kindle Fire HD from Amazon Video, you can also play local video ripped from disc or downloaded from online video sites with the built-in video player app offered by Kindle Fire tablet. However, as the file formats supported by Kindle Fire video player app are very limited, therefore, it is very essential to find alternative video player apps for kindle Fire/Fire HD/Fire HDX. Below article has listed top 10 for you, you can have a reference at them.

1. Avia Media Player - Free

aVia is a comprehensive media player to play video/audio files or view photos (from local folders or FaceBook, G+, dropbox). The built-in UPnP / DLNA controller provides a seamless way to stream content between NAS, PC, Google TV and or other Android devices (with aVia installed). Video scaling/subtitles, extra audio/video codecs (free Vitamio plug-in required) and another 5 languages including French, German, Danish, Spanish, and Japanese are also supported. For Google TV users, this app may be a great option.

2. VLC Direct Pro - Free

This is an easy and powerful stream client and server application. It can stream from Android to your computer, and vise versa. You don't have to transfer your videos, songs and photos anymore. This app also works as a VLC Media Player remote control: play, stop, pause, volume, full screen toggle and more

NOTE: VLC with web interface enabled is required in your computer. This is the free version of this app. Streaming from PC to Android is limited to a few minutes per media file with subtitles disabled. If you want unlimited playback on Android, no ads, and subtitles support, you can try VLC Direct PRO.

3. MX Player - Free

MX Player is the best reviewed video player app for Android (on Google PLay), easy to use and functions perfectly. Hardware acceleration (H/W decoder) and multi-core decoding are provided for more fluent playing. Other features include pinch-to-zoom, kids lock and subtitle scroll. Subtitle support is another advantage of MX Player. Supported subtitle formats include DVD, DVB, SSA/ASS, SubStation Alpha, SAMI, SubRip, MicroDVD, SubViewer2.0, MPL2, PowerDivX, TMPlayer, etc. If you fail to play MP4 or other videos on your Kindle Fire HDX, you can download and install free MX Player Codec(ARMv7) APK (

4. BSPlayer - Free

BSPlayer is media player for Android devices: smartphones and tablet PC's, supporting hardware accelerated video decoding, automatic subtitle search and buffered network playback from SMB shares.

Main features:
- ONLY in full version: experimental support for Chromecast (most mp4's are supported)
- Android 6.0 compatibility
- hardware accelerated video playback - significantly increases playback speed and reduces battery consumption, supporting multi-core (dual and quad-core) hardware decoding
- audio pre-amplification ("volume boost" - user definable up to 500%)
- playback in popup window (audio and video)
- aspect-ratio adjustments and zoom
- multiple audio streams and subtitles
- supports customizable gestures for Seek, Jump, Brightness and Volume control, exit to popup video
- playlist support and various playback modes.
- support for audio headsets and external Bluetooth keyboards
- customizable audio offset, playback speed, gestures and keys
- external and embedded subtitles ssa/ass, srt, sub, txt...
- Automatic subtitle search (mobile or Wi-Fi connection must be enabled to work)
- playback media files such as videos and mp3's directly via Wi-Fi from your network shared drives/folders (such as external USB drives, SMB shares, PC shared folders, NAS servers (Synology and others)) - no need to convert video files and copy media files to SD card
- Playback files directly from uncompressed RAR files
- Lock screen to prevent accidental change of videos (child lock)
- support for USB OTG (On-The-Go) and much more!

5. MoboPlayer - Free

A comprehensive list of supported codecs makes MoboPlayer a good choice, although being entirely software based means you'll need something with some serious processor power to watch anything approaching HD resolution.

Still, for getting subtitled MKVs and more exotic movie file types running on Android models that don't officially support them, it's a decent, simple and free choice.

6. VPlayer Video Player

VPlayer Video Player is a rarely versatile video player app supporting HW/SW codecs, subtitles in multi formats (similar to), various transports and many old AVI playback. Users can definitely use this app to playback 1080p videos on the Kindle Fire HDX (7" and 8.9") or Nexus 7 2013. Kindle Fire HD owners are able to play 720p videos on their tablets. After the 7-day free try, you may have to purchase an unlocker app to unlock the app, however.

Supported formats: AVI, MOV, MKV, FLV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, MP4, M4V, TP, TS ,MTP, M2T, etc.

7. SuperPlayer 2 Video Player - Free

SuperPlayer is the best and simplest video player to enjoy your movies on Android platform. It can play almost every kinds of video format, including avi, flv, 3gp, mp4, rm, rmvb, mpg, mov, asf, mkv, webm ...SuperPlayer supports multi-language subtitles, supports srt, ass, sub, smi format and video's embed subtitles. SuperPlayer is very easy to use: copy videos to sdcard, launch SuperPlayer, scan the videos and watch it. You don't need any setting at all.

(The first time you scan videos, it may take some time if there are many files on your SDCard).

8. Plex for Android

Plex in a nutshell is a media platform that runs on Macs, PCs and Linux that is capable of organizing your media so that it can be viewed by any Plex Client in a beautiful to see and easily navigable form. In addition to allowing you to view all of your music, photos and videos it allows you to get to online content from many of your favorite online providers from the comfort of your couch using just a remote control - no need to type all that "www" mumbo-jumbo... no need to sit through an entire newscast for the weather. This is the best of both worlds.
Plex currently supports over 200 Channels including CNET, YouTube, Vimeo, Revision3 and many other popular online sources. With Plex Media Server for Mac you can stream additional content from Aperture, iPhoto, and iTunes.

Plex for Android of course works WITH your Plex Media Server to offer up your music, video and photos on your mobile device! Plex Players are available for Windows, Mac, Samsung TVs, Roku, Android and more...

9. Meridian Player Transcend

Meridian Player is an all-in-one video player as well as a music player, supporting gesture control feature and external SRT subtitle. Music related features include folder management, music tag editing (MP3, FLAC, OGG, MP4 audio, etc.), SD card scanning, tab customization, and so forth.

10. iTunes Remote: Android

Remote for iTunes: Android is an iTunes remote control application for the PC and Mac. Using your home WiFi, connect to iTunes exactly the same way you would with an iPhone. Control volume, change tracks, browse libraries, and search iTunes all from your Android device. Remote for iTunes: Android also connects to any compatible DACP media software.
This app is compatible with iTunes 10 and Android 2.2+.

Notes: If above video players for Kindle Fire fail to load certain media types such as Blu-ray/DVD disc, BDMV folder, Video_TS folder, IFO/ISO image file or uncommon digital file formats such as H.265/HEVC, XAVC/XAVC S, Prores, MXF, AVCHD, etc. You can download a powerful media converion tool - Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows/Mac (best video converter review) to assist you to convert any incompatible file format listed above to the correct format for transferring to Kindle Fire tablet.

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