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Play MKV on Android Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, HTC, Droid, LG, Sony Xperia

Install Android MKV Player or Convert MKV to Android Supported Video Format


This article will introduce two methods to successfully play MKV on Android phone or tablets including Samsung Galaxy S5/4/3/2/1, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab, Sony Xperia, Google Nexus, Motorola Droid, HTC, LG, EVGA Tegra Note, Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, Kindle Fire HDX etc.

Method 1: Convert MKV to Android supported video or audio format

  • This method can not only convert MKV to Android supported video format to play MKV movie on Android, but also can convert MKV to Android supported audio format to only play MKV audio on Android.
  • This method also helps to convert FLV, AVI, WMV, DivX, Xvid, VOB, OGV, MXF, AVCHD, MOD, TOD, WTV, DVR, ASF, SWF, M4V, MP4, MOV, and etc to Android video format.
  • This method even can convert Android unsupported APE, DTS, MKA, Apple Lossless, AU, RA, MPC, MP2, CAF, M4A and more audio format to Android compatible audio format.
  • More exciting, this powerful MKV to Android Converter also helps to edit MKV files for play customized MKV on Android like trim, crop, rotate, change video aspect ratio, compress, watermark, effect, add or remove subtitle, adjust audio volume and etc.

Make Preparation: Free download MKV to Android Converter

Free download the professional MKV to Android Converter - iDealshare VideoGo ( for Windows, for Mac ), install and launch it, the following interface will pop up.

MKV to Android Converter - iDealshare VideoGo

Step 1 Add MKV files which you want to play on Android

Click the "Add File" button to add the MKV files which you like to play on Android phone or tablets like Samsung Galaxy S5.

Step 2 Set Android supported format

Click the "Profile" drop-down button to select Android supported video format from the from "Android" or "Android Pad" Category.

Convert MKV to Android to Play MKV on Samsung Galaxy etc

Step 3 Edit MKV for Android

Click the "Effect" button to effect MKV video like set which MKV segment you like to convert, crop MKV black bars, adjust image brightness, add text or image watermark to MKV files, add artistic effect, rotate MKV and etc.

Click the "Setting..." button to adjust the MKV parameter like video codec, bitrate, sample rate, aspect ratio, size, audio channel, volume and etc.

Step 4 Convert MKV to Android

Click the "Convert" button to start and finish converting MKV to Android supported video format to play MKV on Android phone or tables like Samsung Galaxy etc.

Method 2 Install Android MKV Player

Option 1: MoboPlayer

MoboPlayer for Android supports:

  • All video formats (need to choose "software decoding" mode in most cases);
  • Popular subtitle formats such as SRT, ASS, and SAA;
  • Subtitles built in MKV, MPV, MOV, and others;
  • Multi-audio streams and multi-subtitles;
  • Playlists and continuous play on same type files;
  • Videos streamed through HTTP, RTSP protocols;
  • Media libraries and sort videos by type;
  • Thumbnail displays of videos.

Option 2: MX Player

MX Player taking almost any file format like MKV in its stride (and offering plugins for the rest), this is the perfect player for movie libraries amassed from a range of sources. It is also a great one to leave with the kids, as its child-lock keeps them out of your inbox and current account.

Claims to "play everything" on its Google Play artwork, it's the most popular option out there. MX Player's big selling point is hardware support that's augmented by multi-core decoding, so if you're running a modern dual-core processor, you ought to see a significant performance boost.

Option 3: VPlayer

VPlayer promises to get the best out of your handset with a choice of hardware or software decoding. Smooth HD MKV playback on Android phone or tablet proves no problem on a dual core device, and it boasts less battery drain than its rivals to boot.