Play any media file
Similar to VLC for Android, KMPlayer - All Video Player—or KMPlayer—is a multimedia player that supports AVI, FLAC, MP3, WAV, and other media files. This freemium app works with various subtitle formats too, including SSA/ASS Subtitle Track, SubRip(.srt), TMPlayer(.txt), and the like. Some of its standout features are subtitle and play speed settings, a bookmark option, and cloud support.
Other features, like audio and video cropping, are locked behind KMPlayer’s three subscription packages. It offers a three-day free trial, but you need to select your preferred plan first. Once expired, you will be charged for your selected package.
A suite of features at your fingertips
Whether you own a device with an Android version newer or older than Android 13, the required and optional permissions for KMPlayer - All Video Player are the same. There is only one required permission, and that is to let the media app access your device’s storage. The optional ones, on the other hand, include permissions for notifications, pop-up play, and user authentication.
What’s more, this multimedia player is integrated with YouTube, allowing you to search and watch videos to your heart’s content without opening said video-sharing app. It’s important to remember that the videos will not include their respective upload dates and comments. Not to mention, some descriptions—particularly longer ones—are cut off. Since the app is missing a “More” button, you can’t read them in full.
There’s also the option to watch videos using a URL—just copy the link and it will be automatically pasted on the search bar. One caveat of this feature, though, is that some links will trigger a “Media can not be played” notification. That aside, the app also boasts a subtitle customization option and a button for watching content in locked landscape or portrait orientation.
A must-try despite the drawbacks
Overall, KMPlayer - All Video Player is a one-of-a-kind app that not only plays a wide variety of media file formats, it also comes packed with practical features—such as subtitle customization, YouTube integration, bookmarking, and the like. While a great alternative to VLC and other players, it’s not perfect. For example, some links will cause an error or you can’t read longer descriptions on YouTube videos.