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How to Play MKV Files on Android Phones/Tablets

As far as we know, neither Android phones nor tablets can play MKV files. However, there are many occasions when you want to play MKV on Android tablets or phones, right? Then what's the best way to play MKV video files on an Android device smoothly? Here you'll find it out! Just follow this article to watch and view MKV movies on any popular Android phones and tablets effectively.

Method 1: Play MKV files on Android by converting MKV to Android formats

The best way to play MKV movies on Android is to change MKV to Android compatible formats like MP4. To achieve it, you can use Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate to convert MKV format to Android friendly MP4 and then transfer then converted MP4 files to your Android device. If you're using a Mac, Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac will help you convert and transfer MKV video clips to Android phones/tablets on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion). Just download it and follow the tips to put MKV videos on Android-OS devices.

Download MKV to Android Converter:

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Install and launch the program after downloading it. The software interface is as below. Generally, the conversion process can be completed in 3 simple steps. 1> Add videos in the following 2 ways: a> Click Add Files and select videos from your hard drive to load. b> Locate your video files and directly drag them into the main interface for conversion. 2> Click Output Format on the right and choose MP4, Android or your Android device model as the output video format. 3> Click Convert to start converting your MKV videos for playback on any Android device.

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Tips: Apart from MKV, this video conversion program can also convert videos in other popular formats like WMV, FLV, AVI, VOB, MTS, MPEG, RMVB, TS, MPG, M4V, MP4 and more to Android supported video formats quickly while retaining the original video quality.

Bingo! Now just wait for the conversion to be done. Then click Open Folder to get the converted Android playable videos and transfer them to your device for play smoothly. Ready to download the program and have a try?

Below is the video tutorial on how to convert MKV to Android supported format:

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Method 2: Play MKV on Android by installing an Android MKV player

play mkv files on androidThough Android devices don't support MKV playback natively, you can still play MKV on Android without converting the MKV files. There are many free MKV players for Android in the market and most of them are free. Popular Android MKV players include BSPlayer FREE, Dice Player and MX Video Player. With a smart player installed on your Android device, you can play MKV movies without conversion on your Android device.

Note that though there are so many MKV players for Android, many of them can't play HD 720p or 1080P MKV videos in high quality on your device. What's more, some apps will slow download your device. So it's still recommended that you convert the videos on your computer and then transfer the converted videos to Android devices for playback on the go.

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