Download Media Players - Best Software & Apps

  • iTunes

    iTunes12.9.2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    16091 votes
    • PROS: Simplified interface, Apple Music streaming service, Improved playlist creation, Curated and automatic radio stations
    • CONS: Limited file formats supported, Amost overwhelming number of features!
  • MX Player

    MX Player1.10.47

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    One of the best free media players for Android

    8
    7967 votes
    • PROS: Plays almost any format, Multi-core decoding, Excellent subtitle support, All features unlocked in free version, Free
    • CONS: Some trial and error required
  • Kodi

    Kodi18.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Multimedia Hub On A Single Platform

    7
    989 votes
    • PROS: Open source with customization options, JSON-RPC remote interface, Supports streaming services, Compatible with several remotes
    • CONS: Cannot provide multimedia contents by itself, Requires third party multimedia accounts, Streaming copyright contents is illegal, Customization can take time
  • ACG Player

    ACG Playervaries-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Universal media player for Windows 10

    8
    50 votes
    • PROS: One of the most streamlined and intuitive media players for Windows 10., There are many customizable features that the user can access.
    • CONS: Windows 10 is the only operating system that will support ACG Player., No codec add-ons are available for this media player.
  • SRS Audio Essentials

    SRS Audio Essentials1.0.45.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Enhancing audio to astounding heights

    7
    355 votes
    • PROS: Incredible sound quality , Difference configurations, Advanced controls are excellent, Supports most media players
    • CONS: Music-based video content can produce audio cracking, Some media players have to be configured
  • Football Manager 2011

    Football Manager 2011Strawberry Demo

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Lead your team to soccer glory

    7
    348 votes
    • PROS: Huge database of real players and teams, Impressive 3D game graphics, Interact with players, staff and media, Well designed transfer market search, In-depth training and tactical options
    • CONS: Overwhelming for newcomers
  • Win7codecs

    Win7codecs3.9.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Win7codecs - Play any video on your PC with these free codecs

    7
    76 votes
    • PROS: Quick and easy installation process, Supports playback of a wide variety of files, Doesn't require many resources to run, Integrates with all installed media players
    • CONS: Doesn't support all media file types, Codecs are not always recognized by media players, Installation wizard is not multilingual, Codecs have not been updated for new formats in a while
  • QuickTime Alternative

    QuickTime Alternative3.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Watch QuickTime videos

    7
    188 votes
    • PROS: Watch QuickTime videos with any player, Easy to install, Comes with browser extensions, Comes with Media Player Classic
    • CONS: Changes not immediately noticeable after installation, Forgettable, Media Player Classic is old-school
  • WhiteCap

    WhiteCap5.3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Morphing wire-frame visualizer for media players

    7
    102 votes
    • PROS: Wide choice of effects, background, waves, Customizability
    • CONS: Free version is limited
  • Zoom Player

    Zoom Player9.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Professional media player that plays, manages and protects

    8
    486 votes
    • PROS: Two players in one, Easy to switch to advanced mode, Codec detector useful, Easy to change skins
    • CONS: Advanced options are not particularly well organised and take some getting used to
  • HD Video Player

    HD Video Player1.9.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Universal High-Definition Video Player

    8
    19 votes
    • PROS: A very streamlined and straightforward method to play high-definition videos., A relatively small file size when compared to other media players.
    • CONS: It is not possible to minimize the size of the screen., Users cannot share files with friends or family members.
  • Ax-Lite Video Player

    Ax-Lite Video PlayerVaries with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Lightweight and Basic Digital Media Player

    10
    4 votes
    • PROS: Requires less operating power than some other players, Basic editing options are available, Sound effects can be added, A straightforward user interface
    • CONS: Does not support all media codecs, May encounter issues with smartphone playback, Error messages are not specific, Some users state that it is difficult to delete the app if needed
  • Random MixTape Maker

    Random MixTape Maker1.8.28.77

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create new playlists in moments

    5
    11 votes
    • PROS: Lots of options, Very fast, Compatible with most media players
    • CONS: Doesn't find your music folders automatically
  • Nero Streaming Player

    Nero Streaming Player1.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    With Nero Streaming Player you can play photos, videos, and music from your Android smartphone or tablet on any UPnP/DLNA compatible Smart TV, or other Wi-Fi® Media Players.

    9
    5 votes
    • G-Force

      G-Force(Winamp) 5.1.2

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Visualizer plug-in for media players

      6
      59 votes
      • PROS: Impressive visual effects, Lots of configuration options
      • CONS: Requires annual subscription
    • Phoenix - Facebook & Messenger

      Phoenix - Facebook & Messenger2.4.1014

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Bringing the best out of Facebook

      10
      1 vote
      • PROS: Lovely interface, Consumes little resource, Supports chat heads, Custom media players
      • CONS: Crashes a lot, No dark mode, Logging out is difficult, Prone to lagging
    • Zoom Player

      Zoom Playerv12.5 FREE

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Advanced media player packed with features

      7
      27 votes
      • PROS: Two players in one, Easy to switch to advanced mode, Codec detector useful, Easy to change skins
      • CONS: Advanced options are not particularly well organised and take some getting used to, Some features only available in pro
    • GogoL!

      GogoL!1.50

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Audio enhancement plugin for the most popular media players...

      9
      9 votes
      • PlexAmp

        PlexAmp2017

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free and Open-Source Music Player for Personal Use

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Unlike many other media players, PlexAmp is free to install., It can work together with iOS and Windows operating systems.
        • CONS: There is no dedicated support team in the event of a problem., The free RAM required is deceptively high; close to one gigabyte.
      • Open TV

        Open TV1.08

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free Software Application to Access Free Internet Television Channels

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Hundreds of channels can be accessed in seconds, Channels can be organized into categories, No antenna is required, Standard media players are supported
        • CONS: Some channels may become interactive, Strong Internet connections are required, Buffering issues could occur on occasion, Premium film channels are not available
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
      #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
      1Zoom Player9.54868Windows
      2MX Player1.10.4779677.9Android,iPhone
      3Kodi18.29897.2Windows,Android,Mac
      4iTunes12.9.2.6160916.9Windows,Mac
      5SRS Audio Essentials1.0.45.03556.5Windows
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