Android phones come with a regular video player app of its own but the app is very basic in nature and doesn't allow you much room for improving your visual experience. With mobile phones now the go-to device to watch videos and stream films etc., it is obvious that you need a video player which can help you have a great experience. While a normal app would be able to play the video, it won't offer you options of adding subtitles, playing video in the background and child lock etc. If you want to have a great experience of watching videos on your Android then downloading a quality video player app is a must. Talking about apps that can play videos, BSPlayer FREE deserves a mention. With a range of features to offer, the app has the capability to enhance your visual experience on your Android.
The app has a very nice design and has a no-nonsense approach to playing videos. As soon as you would launch the app, you would find a list of folders on your phone where a video/audio file is present. You can simply start watching your desired video with your first touch. You can search for the file in the library, in all your mobile's folders and even on your network. You can also open any video from a URL provided that the URL supports playing video directly on the phone. The app's home also allows you to set your preference for playback and display mode thereby, letting you choose every single detail about the app.
The app's video player itself has a wide array of options for the user. As soon as you start a video, the app would inform you of how to increase or decrease volume, brightness and playback speed. Even if you miss it, the controls are all available on the right side of the screen. You can also start and stop the video from the options at the bottom. There is also a 'downward' arrow at the top right of the screen which lets you choose additional options like screen rotation, HW or SW video encoding, to put the video on repeat and uploading of subtitles file. Moreover, there is also a 'More' option at the top right of the screen. From here, you can choose the subtitle track, the audio track, aspect ratio, sleep timer for the phone and the option to run the video as a pop-up even after the app is closed. The pop-up video option is great if you want to read a message and don't want to interrupt the video either. The app also keeps you updated with the time and battery health which is a great added feature.
To learn about how you can make use of all these features from the screen alone, you can go to 'Preferences' and then 'Show Instructions'. The app allows control over the user interface too and you can choose the theme and skin as well. The app also allows you to add additional controls with a 'Gestures' option whereby you can decide what the app should do on single or double tap etc. You can also set instructions for the video quality when streaming a video from YouTube or any other website. You can also clear the app's database, history, and cache so as to ensure that the app doesn't take up too much storage space.
- Very easy to use
- Capable of playing all video and audio formats
- Popup window video option
- Supports all subtitle formats
- Capable of playing files directly from networks and from online websites
- Capable of playing files from uncompressed zipped files
- Great child lock option to not stop the video once the lock is activated
If you are bored with your phone's current video player and want a new player which would significantly improve your phone's ability to play and stream videos, BSPlayer FREE is a great app to have.