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  • Convert MKV to Android, MP4, MOV, and other video and audio formats without losing any quality.
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Play MKV to Android


1. Play MKV on Device+
  1. 1.1 Top MKV Player
  2. 1.2 Play MKV on Mac
  3. 1.3 Play MKV on Apple TV
  4. 1.4 Play MKV on Samsung TV
  5. 1.5 Play MKV on Sony TV
  6. 1.6 Play MKV on LG TV
  7. 1.7 Play MKV on PS3
  8. 1.8 Play MKV on Xbox One
  9. 1.9 Play MKV on Xbox360
  10. 1.10 Play MKV to iPhone
  11. 1.11 Play MKV to iPad
  12. 1.12 Play MKV on iPod
  13. 1.13 Play MKV on Android Phone
  14. 1.14 Play MKV in VLC
  15. 1.15 Play MKV in Windows Media Player
  16. 1.16 MKV Playback Issues in VLC
2. Convert MKV to Other Format+
  1. 2.1 Convert MKV to MP4
  2. 2.2 Convert MKV to MP4 on Mac
  3. 2.3 Convert MKV to MP4 Online
  4. 2.4 Convert MKV to MP3
  5. 2.5 Convert MKV to Audio
  6. 2.6 Convert MKV to WMV
  7. 2.7 Convert MKV to M4V
  8. 2.8 Convert MKV to AVI
  9. 2.9 Convert MKV to AVI Online
  10. 2.10 Convert MKV to FLV
  11. 2.11 Convert MKV to DVD
  12. 2.12 Convert MKV to MOV
  13. 2.13 Convert MKV to iTunes
  14. 2.14 MKV to MOV Converter Online
  15. 2.15 Convert MKV to VOB
  16. 2.16 Convert MKV to DivX
  17. 2.17 Convert MKV to MPEG
  18. 2.18 Convert MKV to MPEG2
  19. 2.19 Convert MKV to MPEG4
  20. 2.20 Convert MKV to XviD
  21. 2.21 Convert MKV to 3GP
  22. 2.22 Convert MKV to M2TS
  23. 2.24 Convert MKV to TS
  24. 2.25 Convert MKV to VCD
  25. 2.26 Convert MKV to AC3
  26. 2.27 Burn MKV to DVD
  27. 2.28 Burn MKV to Blu-ray
  28. 2.29 Convert MKV to SWF
  29. 2.30 Convert MKV to MP4 with Subtitle
  30. 2.31 Convert MKV to WAV
  31. 2.32 Convert MKV to MPG
  32. 2.33 Convert MKV to ISO
  33. 2.33 Convert MKV to WebM
3. Convert Other Format to MKV+
  1. 3.1 Convert MP4 to MKV
  2. 3.2 Convert MP4 to MKV on Mac
  3. 3.3 Convert MP4 to MKV Online
  4. 3.4 Convert M4V to MKV
  5. 3.5 Convert WMV to MKV
  6. 3.6 Convert MOV to MKV
  7. 3.7 Convert DVD to MKV
  8. 3.8 Convert M2TS to MKV
  9. 3.9 Convert AVI to MKV
  10. 3.10 Convert FLV to MKV
  11. 3.11 Convert AVCHD to MKV
  12. 3.12 Convert OGM to MKV
  13. 3.13 Convert MTS to MKV
  14. 3.14 Convert WTV to MKV
  15. 3.15 Convert VOB to MKV
  16. 3.16 Convert RMVB to MKV
  17. 3.18 Convert WebM to MKV
4. Edit MKV & Other Tips+
  1. 4.1 Extract Subtitles from MKV
  2. 4.2 Add Substitles to MKV
  3. 4.3 Add SRT to MKV
  4. 4.4 Compress MKV Video
  5. 4.5 Reduce MKV File Size
  6. 4.6 Cut MKV Files
  7. 4.7 Edit MKV Metadata
  8. 4.8 MKV No Sound
  9. 4.9 MKV Video Player for Android
  10. 4.10 MKV Converter for Mac
  11. 4.11 Free MKV Converter
  12. 4.12 MKV Player Mac
  13. 4.13 2D to 3D MKV Converter
  14. 4.14 Remux MKV
  15. 4.15 MKV Encoder
  16. 4.16 Convert MKV to FCP Mac
  17. 4.17 Stream MKV to TV with Chromecast
  18. 4.18 Import MKV to iMovie
  19. 4.19 Windows DVD Maker MKV
  20. 4.20 Convert MKV to MP4 with HandBrake Alternative
  21. 4.21 What is an MKV File

Top 2 Methods to Play MKV Files on Android Device

by Christine Smith • 2024-01-11 10:25:10 • Proven solutions

MKV is a container file format developed by MATROSKA. Since it is a completely new file format, many Android devices still cannot directly stream this file format, and that is an issue for Android users. Naturally, this issue really gets on the nerves of many people. But with the passing times, quite a few solutions have been introduced to handle this situation. Today we are going to discuss how to play MKV files on Android using various methods available through this article.

Part 1. Convert MKV to Android Supported Format

One of the top two methods to play MKV on Android is to convert the file type MKV into any of the Android supported file formats. But you have to be extremely careful while doing this as you don’t want to destroy the file by messing with its format. The other method is to convert the MKV file into a preset Android device compatible file. Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) with its huge range of features serves as the best way of implementing these 2 methods to play MKV on Android. It can convert MKV into 150+ other formats! The user interface is also so user friendly and intelligently designed to help the new users. So, now let’s learn how to convert MKV to MP4.

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Method 1 – Convert MKV into Android Supported File Format

Step 1 Install and Launch Wondershare UniConverter

The very first step is to download and run the software. Please make sure you're downloading the right version to your PC operating system.

Step 2 Add MKV Files to Convert to Android Supported Formats

Once the software is launched, it’s time to add the MKV files you want to convert using the software. Simply click on the add files icon in Wondershare UniConverter option or drag & drop them onto the software interface.

add MKV files to Android converter

Step 3 Select Android Output Format

On the right side of the software interface, you’ll find all the available formats that you can convert your MKV files into. RMVB, FLV, MP4, MKV, AVI and 3GP are all supported by Android device, just select one you prefer.

play mkv on android - method 1

Step 4 Convert MKV Files to Android Format

Finally, just hit the Start All button to begin the process of converting your MKV file into the format of your choice. It may take a few minutes or more for this process to complete, depending on the size of your MKV file.

Convert MKV to any video format

Congratulations! You are done with the first method. Now, you can simply transfer the converted file to your Android device and play it.

Method 2 – Convert MKV to a Preset Android Device

Wondershare UniConverter is truly a lifesaver for the not-so-tech-savvy among us. It comes with a ton of preset modes optimized for the various devices from Apple, Windows, Android, Zune, and other VR and gaming consoles. You can also use one of these preset modes to quickly and easily convert your MKV file to a file format that is compatible with your particular device. The first 2 steps in this method are similar to the ones we used in Method 1 (given above). Let’s take a look.

Step 1&2 Same as in Method 1 (given above)

Launch the software and load the MKV files you want to convert.

Step 3 Select the Corresponding Android Device

For this step, go to the drop-down list of Output Format: and click the Device. There you'll see a lot Android device name for your choice, just select the corresponding device you want to play the converted MKV file with. See the image attached. Finally, hit the Start All button to Convert MKV Videos to Android.

play mkv on android - method 2

That’s it, once you’ve selected your particular device from the list of options, just hit the Convert button to convert the MKV file. What you’ll get after this process would be a file that will be easily played on your Android device.


With Wondershare UniConverter, you can convert MOV to MP3 easily. Move to How to Convert QuickTime MOV to MP3 Easily on Windows/Mac >> to learn more.

Part 2. Top 4 MKV Players for Android that Play MKV in Android

Before we get into the details of the 2 methods to play MKV on Android, here’s a quick look at four of the most popular and safe apps that can help play MKV on Android phones and tablets. You can choose any one of them for playing MKV in Android.

  1. Wondershare Player for Android
  2. MoboPlayer
  3. MX Player
  4. RockPlayer2

1. Wondershare Player for Android

Wondershare Player for Android is a popular application used to play MKV on Android Phone. The greatest advantage of this application is that it can be directly be downloaded from the Google Play Store. It has a desktop version too which is known as Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate). Of all the 4 MKV Players, Wondershare Player has the simplest and easiest to use interface.

mkv player for android

2. MoboPlayer

MoboPlayer is another one of the best 3rd party video, audio players available for Android devices. It can also be used to stream MKV to Android. Though it has a relatively complex interface, it isn’t as complex as some of the other players out there and is still very much usable. It was once on the top of the Android Players list. Over the years, its popularity has decreased a bit.

mkv player for android

3. MX Player

MX Player has been around for some time and is still one of the most popular players for Android. One of the prime reasons for that is its extremely simple and friendly user interface. Like the Wondershare Player, MX Player too can be directly downloaded from the Google Play Store.

mkv player for android

4. RockPlayer2

A relatively new software, RockPlayer2 is still a bit crude and needs a lot of bug fixes to reach the desired final state of tune. But it has already started winning the hearts of people all over the globe. This is due to its extremely simple to use nature and quick processing power.

mkv player for android

Part 3. 3 Additional Tips on Playing MKV on Android

Here are some additional tips that’ll help in playing the MKV file properly on your Android device.

  1. Always prefer an MKV Player, such as Wondershare Player for Android, to run your MKV files over converting into a different file format.
  2. Be very careful with the process of converting MKV into another file format as sometimes if the converter you’re using is not good enough, the file can get corrupted. Recommendation: use Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) for an error free conversion.
  3. Remember to save the file in both the formats, in case you ever need the original MKV file. This will act as a backup for the future.

So, I hope that you had a great time learning how to play MKV on Android devices.

Christine Smith

Christine Smith

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