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How to Play MKV Files on Android Phones

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Generally Speaking, Android phones doesn't support MKV files natively. So in order to enjoy them on Android phones like Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/S5/S4/S3, Galaxy Note, HTC, LG, Sony Xperia, you'll need to use Android media player that enables the playback of .mkv formats, or convert MKV to Android compatible video formats. In this article, you'll learn how to play MKV files on Android phoens using either of these two methods.

Method 1: Play MKV files with Android media player
Method 2: Convert MKV files to Android friendly format

Method 1: Play MKV files with Android media player

The first way that most people first consider is to install a video player for Android that can play AVI, WMV, MPG, MOV, MKV files. If you search online, you will find there are many free MKV players for Android in the market and most of them are free. Popular Android MKV players include Mobo Player, MX Video Player and Rock Player. With a smart player installed on your Android device, you can play MKV movies without conversion on your Android device.

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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. Does this mean that you can't view your MKV videos on your Android devices? Never mind, you have another choice.

Method 2: Convert MKV files to Android friendly format

To easily play MKV file on Android phones, you need to download a professional Android video converter - EaseFab Video Converter. With it, you can do batch conversion from MKV, MOV, VOB, AVI, and more to Android phones in simple clicks of mouse. After that, you can enjoy your videos on Android phone on the go.

Just download, install and launch this great Android video converter and then follow the tutorial to play the MKV file on your Android phones smoothly.

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Step 1. Add MKV files to the converter

Install and run this software. Click the "Add Video" button or directly drag-n-drop MKV file to the program.

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Step 2. Select Android friendly format as output

Select an Android friendly format, e.g. H.264 .mp4 for conversion. Basically the "Android" > "Android Phone" is a universal format for Android smartphones. There are many optimized presets for specified devices, which you can find under "Samsung", "HTC", "LG", etc. category.

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Tip: If you think the video size this not suitable for your Android Tablet or Phone, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss.

Step 3. Start the conversion process

Hit the "Convert" button. Then this video converter will instantly start the conversion process and the progress bar will show you the remaining time. After several seconds, you're done!

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