Best Free Video Player Apps for Kindle Fire HDX Review & Download
Kindle Fire HDX has an excellent display and supports 1080p (HD) videos. Here is a list of best & free video player apps for Kindle Fire HDX.
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Kindle Fire HD 2013 series (Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HD the second generation) comes with awesome displays, whether the 7 inch model (with a resolution of 1920*1200) or the 8.9 inch model (with a resolution of 2560*1600). Therefore they are doomed to be excellent video players in addition to regular Kindle eReaders. Since built-in video player on Kindle Fire HDX supports fairly restricted video formats, users can't play personal videos in YouTube FLV, MOV, AVI, H264, etc. freely. This guide lists a collection of the best and free video player apps for Kindle Fire HDX, which enables you to watch videos on Kindle Fire HDX at will. If you want to play DVD videos on Kindl Fire (HDX), this guide will be of help.
Video formats supported by Kindle Fire HDX:
Note: VP8 typically relates to webpage video playback, which works together with HTML5.
Best free video player apps for Kindle Fire HDX roundup & download
Here are 8 best video players for Kindle Fire HDX, which can be installed on Kindle Fire (the first and second generation) and Kindle Fire HD as well. Most of these movie playing apps can be free download from Amazon appstore. For those unavailable on Amazon, the app APK download links and how-to-install tutorial are given as well.
Supported formats: 3GP, AVI, DIVX, F4V, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG, MOV, VOB, WMV, WEBM, XVID, etc.
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 (22.214.171.124).
Supported formats: AVI, DIVX, FLV, MKV, MOV, MPG, MTS, MP4, M4V, RMVB, WMV, 3GP, MP3, FLAC, etc. as well as streaming content include RTMP, RTSP, MMS (TCP, HTTP) and HTTP LIVE STREAM.
Similar to MX Player, BSPlayer also supports hardware acceleration. Apart from that, this app makes it possible to playback videos in pop-up window (background), play external & embedded subtitles, fetch subtitles auto, lock screen (kid lock).
Supported formats: All common video formats ("Software decoding" mode has to be manually chosen in many cases)
MoboPlayer is functional with most video and subtitle format supported. The playing experience is on the whole not bad. However, the lock icon and ads coming along are a little bit annoying.
Supported formats: AVI, FLV, MP4, MP3, MKV, WMV, JPG, MPEG, MPG, RMVB, M4V, MOV, 3GP, TS, VOB, etc.
Together with the well-known VLC Player desktop, VLC Direct Pro Free is also a powerful video player supporting remote control, Android to computer streaming (video, music and photos), subtitle playing, etc.
Free download VLC Direct Pro Free from Amazon (Known as VLC Direct)
Supported formats: common formats
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.
Free download Meridian Player Transcend from Amazon (Known as Meridian Player)
Supported formats: AVI, MOV, MKV, FLV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, ASF, WMV, MP4, M4V, TP, TS ,MTP, M2T, etc.
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: common video formats.
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.
Free download aVia Media Player from Amazon (Known as aVia Media Player)
Supported formats: AVI, FLV, 3GP, MP4, RM, RMVB, MPG, MOV, ASF, MKV, WEBM, etc.
SuperPlayer supports floating (pop-up) window playing. Embedded and external subtitles (SRT, ASS, SUB, SMI) in multi languages are supported as well. Though it appears powerful on the whole, it does not play and even lag at times.
Free download SuperPlayer Video Player from Amazon (Known as SuperPlayer 2 Video Player)
What's more, you can also install free Vitamio Plugin ARMv6 on your Kindle Fire HDX to help decode audio/video codes(vid) and play embedded/external subtitles. For those who are used to Real Player, there is also a release for Kindle Fire HDX tablet. To play movies in full screen, you can check out Android Media Player, which is not provided by Amazon store, but you can google for it within Kindle's browser and download the APK installation file.
If you want to play YouTube videos on Kindle Fire HDX, you can consider installing free YouTube viewer or Freedi free video (YouTube) downloader app. Or try this standalone YouTube downloader to download YouTube videos to your Mac or PC, then transfer to Kindle Fire HDX and play.
Since apps that are unavailable on Amazon appstore can't be directly installed from Google Play to Kindle Fire HDX, you can follow steps below to install MX Player, BSPlayer or VPlayer Video Player on your Kindle Fire HDX/Kindle Fire HD/Kindle Fire.
Step 1: Click to download the APK files to your computer.
Step 2: Transfer the downloaded apk file to Kindle Fire HDX via the USB cable.
Step 3: Switch to Kindle Fire HDX, go to "Settings" (under "More..."), then "Device", turn "Allow Installation of Applications" to "ON".
Step 4: Use ES File Manager (free purchase from Amazon) to locate the video app and install.
Note: If you can't download ES File Manager from Amazon, search for "ES File Manager APK free download" with the built-in browser on the Kindle Fire HDX, download and install.
People who are living outside of US and have no access to Amazon appstore, can also use the APK search method to download and install video apps on Kindle Fire tablets. If you know any other free & easy-to-use Kindle Fire HDX video player app, please feel free to share your experience with us by dropping a comment below.
Download free movies for Kindle Fire HDX
Here is a list of sites to download free movies for iPad (Air) and Mini (including 1080p), which works on Kindle Fire HDX as well. Head to the sites, first download the movies to your PC or Mac, then copy the movies to your Kindle Fire HDX via the USB cable. Make sure the transferred movie format & codec is supported by the video player you installed. Use this one-stop Video Converter Ultimate to convert video formats if necessary.