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How to Play WMV Videos on iPhone (iPhone 6S/6/6/Plus)

WMV (Windows Media Video) is a very common video format which can be played by players like Windows Media Player. One of the major setbacks of Apple products is the inability to watch multiple video formats, specifically WMV videos. iPhone and other similar Apple products are restricted to format that special designed for these devices, such as MP4, MOV and M4V. Natively, iPhone (iPhone 6S/6/6/Plus) doesn’t support WMV format and if you want to play WMV on iPhone, you need to download a media player app for your iPhone.

Solution 1: Play WMV on iPhone with WMV player for iPhone

Though there are not as many as for Android, some brilliant iPhone WMV players can still be used to watch WMV video files with ease. Below are two outstanding applications to be recommended. Both can play WMV files and various other video formats like MPG, FLV, AVI and more as well.

WMV Player

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WMV Player that developed by Macca Studios Ltd is designed for both iPhone and iPad. This app is able to play WMV videos attached in your email and also download multiple videos from internet. You can sync and play all WMV files stored on your computer. All videos will be added to Library to instantly play again and you can create your playlist according to your preference. The only downside is that this app doesn’t support WMV files that are DRM protected and it can’t play files in a live streaming format from the web.

VLC media player for iOS

VLC media player is a free video player for iOS (iOS 9) that can handle various file types. You can watch a wide range of video on your iPhone (iPhone 6S/6/6/Plus). You don't have to convert any video formats to MP4. Just add the video files natively through iTunes into VLC Player and you'll be able to watch those movies. Please note that VLC media player is no longer available from the App Store.

There are still some other media players to view WMV videos on iPhone. Here just mention a few.

Solution 2: Play WMV on iPhone by converting WMV video format

For the earlier iPhones, they don’t have the hardware capable of playing HD WMV videos. Some players don’t support the latest iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. Some can do nothing with the DRM protected WMV files. Some may contain bugs in the new iOS6. In these cases, converting WMV to iPhone (iPhone 5) supported format would be a good solution. Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is an excellent choice to achieve this. You don’t need to think about what format is compatible with your iPhone. This WMV converter for iPhone can convert WMV video files to optimized preset format for all iPhone models (including iPhone 6S/6/6/Plus, iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and more).

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After converting WMV video format, you can play WMV on iPhone without any hassle. This WMV converter is easy to handle and only with 3 simple steps you can finish the WMV conversion for iPhone: Load your WMV files, choose an output format for the corresponding model of your iPhone and click the Convert button to begin the conversion from WMV to iPhone.

Note: Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate runs on Windows (Windows 8). If you are Mac users who want to convert WMV files on Mac OS X (El Capitan), simple turn to Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac.

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