How to Play MKV on Android Phone or Tablet?

Method 1: Install MKV player on Android; Method 2 Convert MKV to Android Video Format

Many users have failed to play the MKV file on their Android tablets or phones. Now the following article just explains why users faild to play the MKV on Android phones or tablets and also provides two popular methods to help users to play the MKV file on Android tablets or phones.

Why Users Failed to Play MKV on Android Tablets or Phones?

Android has launched many tablets or phones, and among which only Android with Andrid 4.0 or above system support to play MKV with VP8 or VP9 codec. However, MKV is a container format and is highly possible to be encoded with codecs other than VP8 or VP9. So if your Android is a litter old or your MKV is not encoded with VP8 or VP9, you will have failure when playing MKV on your Android phones or tablets.

The following two methods can easily help users to play any MKV on any Android phone or tablet.

Method One: Install another MKV player to Android

We can install a third MKV player to our Android phone or tablet and use the installed MKV player to play MKV files. The widely used MKV player for Andriod include Mobo Player, MX Video Player and Rock Player. But we can not 100% promise that your installed MKV player will play your MKV file on Android device, as some MKV players, including the widely used ones, do not support to play MKV with higher resolution, like 4K, 1080P, etc. So if you want to 100% possibly play the MKV on Android phones or tablets, learn the Method Two.

Method Two: Convert MKV to Android more supported video formats

In this method, users will need a professional MKV to Android converter to convert the unsupported MKV to Android device more supported video formats and then play the converted video formats on Android devices and the problem is solved.

Avdshare Video Converter is just one of the best MKV to Android converters with which any unsupported MKV will be easily converted to Android phone or tablet more supported MP4 H.264. Of course, this MKV to Android converter is developed as a multifunctional video converter which has the ability to do any video conversion work, like converting other unsupported FLV, WMV, MOV, WTV, AVI, AVCHD, etc to Android tablet or phone supported video formats, converting MKV or other unsupported video formats to iPhone, iPad, iPod, Zune, Xbox, Samsung TV, Toshiba TV, Panasonic TV supported video formats, converting MKV or any other unsupported video format to FCP, Sony Vegas, EDIUS, Windows Movie Maker, Premiere supported video formats. Except for its powerful conversion function, Avdshare Video Converter also has video edition or playback function which supports to edit any video format or play any video format.

Guide on Converting MKV to Android

Any unsupported MKV can be easily converted to any Android tablet or phone more supported video formats.

Make Preparation: Free download MKV to Android Converter

Free download the professional MKV to Android Converter - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 Upload MKV file

Click the "Add file" button to easily import the unsupported MKV to this MKV to Android converter.

Step 2 Targeted output format setting

Choose Android MP4 H.264 as your output format by clicking "Profile" button > "Android" category.

Step 3 Convert MKV to Android

Click the "Convert" button to easily start and finish the unsupported MKV to Android phone or tablet supported format conversion.