How to Play MKV Files on Android Phone and Tablet Easily

By Karen Nelson Last updated : July 14, 2020

"The video files on my computer are HD MKV file format. The problem is how could I play them on Android tablet with ease? Does anyone know one program to solve this trouble? Thanks."


Frankly speaking, the problem on how to play MKV files on Android phone and tablet is very common for Android users since MKV is widely used. When we download a movie on site, its format is probably "MKV". MKV files have their own unique advantage but they are natively unsupported to play on Android devices.


Luckily, this problem can be solved by converting MKV to Android supported format. You will know how to apply the solution once you read the whole text.

General Knowledge of MKV File Format

As one container format, MKV has become increasingly popular, due to its obvious feature of containing numerous high-quality videos, audio, image, and subtitle tracks into one file. Yet popularity does not represent high compatibility. Many mobile devices like Android phone and tablet cannot support MKV video files.


So, what format should we convert MKV to for playing on Android? The safest choice may be MP4, which has much better compatibility than MKV video. You can click the link below to learn more about MP4 and MKV format.

Detailed Comparison between MKV and MP4 Format


Since MKV always encapsulate high-quality video, you must hope to keep the high quality similar to the source MKV movie. Then it is very necessary for you to get one effective solution to convert MKV to Android phone or tablet with high quality. Let's take a close look at it.

Simple Solution to Play MKV on Android Phone and Tablet

VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate must be the best choice to play MKV file on Android. It can convert MKV to many formats that Android supported, including MP4, AVI, and WMV. While selecting the output format, you can choose among dozens of preset Android profiles including Samsung phone, Samsung tablet, LG, etc. More than that, you are able to choose multiple audio tracks and select one of the subtitle tracks to embed into the video, so you can farthest keep the completeness and high quality of the original MKV video.

# Step 1. Download VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate

To start, download Video Converter Ultimate from its product page and run it on your computer.

# Step 2. Add MKV File to the Converter

On its interface, you can see a big "+" icon. Click it to import the MKV files you want to convert. You can also click the "Add Files" button to browse and add the files/folder you want to convert.

Main Interface of VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate

# Step 3. Choose Android Compatible Format

If you want to convert a pile of MKV videos into different Android compatible format, you should tap on the icon on the rightmost of the video information one-by-one to select. Or you can click "Convert All to" on the top right corner to convert them into the same format.

Tip: I recommend MP4 format because it's compatible with most of the Android device.

Choose Video Format

# Step 4. Select an Audio Track and Subtitle Track

For the audio tracks in the MKV video (if it has), you can select all of them to convert. For the subtitle tracks in the MKV video, you can only select one of them to convert. Because Android video format like MP4 does not support Closed Caption (CC). The selected subtitle will embed into the converted video as an open caption.

Select Audio and Subtitle Track

# Step 5. Convert MKV to Play on Android Device

Click the "Convert All" button on the bottom right corner to begin converting your MKV file to the Android format. With hardware acceleration enabled, the whole process can even be as low as a few minutes. After done, you can transfer the video to play on Android phone or tablet through USB, Bluetooth, etc.

Converting

In a nutshell, if you want to play MKV movies on Android easily, the most effective method is to convert them to Android supported file formats like MP4 and then transfer the converted videos to Android device. By using the easy-to-use VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate, you can convert MKV or some other formats to Android with high quality. Just download it to try now.