With tons of movies and television series dumped in your hard drive, it is always a chore to properly organize them and watch what you want. There are plenty of Android apps out there and you may know some of them.
Instead of trying to suggest new apps that may or may not work, we are going to tell you the best way to watch your entire video collection and to overcome the shortcomings. With these apps and the codec links, you should be able to watch them without audio/video issues and also have a beautiful segregation of your content in amazing UI.
Play Locally Stored Content – MX Player
An obvious suggestion! The MX player is simply the best to play content that you have transferred on your phone’s memory card. Be it movies or TV series, you can enjoy them all in a simple user interface. Just make sure to download the right codec from this link. It’s essential to play AC3 and DTS files as MX Player doesn’t support them officially.
For Chromecast Users – Videostream
So, now you have comfortably slouched on your couch and want something fun to watch. You have a library of content on your PC’s hard drive or a NAS. Just download videostream as an app on your Google Chrome browser and on your Android phone. It instantly connects and lets your browse movies to play them on your Chromecast. It’s easy, free and actually works without a fuss.
Free Streaming on your Phone – VLC Media Player
Both VLC media player and MX player could play local content. You probably don’t need two different video players on the same device. But, if streaming movies from your computer to your phone without paying a penny is your goal, get this one! There’s a LAN option to browse those movies and television series to watch them directly, instantly.
Beautiful UI, Paid and You Should Totally Get it – Plex
If you are willing to pay $4.99 per month, Plex is the best thing that a movie addict and television series binge watcher should get. The app is simply too beautiful to resist and it has a cool UI that sorts all your movies with posters, IMDB ratings and synopsis. The Plex app works on literally every streaming device on Earth and also on PCs, Macbooks and Chromecast. You can cast it on Chromecast without paying a penny but Android viewing needs you to be subscribed to their services.
Designed for Tablets – Kodi Media Player & Remote
Kodi previously known as XMBC uses the same desktop interface on Android devices as well. While it works fine on smartphones, the large posters and UI is a best fit for 7-inch or larger tablets. It’s free, has multiple plugins to download and lets you browse your movie collection with a cool interface just like Netflix. There’s a Kodi remote which you can use on phones. You have to mirror your PC’s screen using Chrome screencast and there may be occasional lag unlike paid Plex services which is more preferable in this case.