Video player apps for Amazon Kindle Fire HDX for smooth movie playback


Got my new Kindle Fire HDX for one month or more. I like the interface of Fire OS, and the HDX is really brilliant. The only issue I’m facing is what’s the best video player for Fire HDX playing 720p/1080p files? I’ve heard the stock player doesn’t play all file formats. What do you use?

As far as I know, the stock video player on the Kindle Fire HDX supports the MP4, 3GP, VP8 (.webm)video formats. Many file formats are not supported by stock Android player, like playing .mov, .mkv, .mts, .avi(xvid, divx), .wmv files. It seems to be a codec issue. However, third party enhanced video player apps resolve the problem. With a bunch of available options, what is the best video player everyone has found for the Kindle Fire HDX? Below are the apps I’ve found.

Best Video player apps for Kindle Fire HDX

MX Player

MX Player is the best reviewed video player app for Android (on Google PLay), easy to use and functions perfectly. Hardware acceleration (H/W decoder) and multi-core decoding are provided for more fluent playing. Other features include pinch-to-zoom, kids lock and subtitle scroll. Subtitle support is another advantage of MX Player. Supported subtitle formats include DVD, DVB, SSA/ASS, SubStation Alpha, SAMI, SubRip, MicroDVD, SubViewer2.0, MPL2, PowerDivX, TMPlayer, etc.


Similar to MX Player, BSPlayer also supports hardware acceleration. Apart from that, this app makes it possible to playback videos in pop-up window (background), play external & embedded subtitles, fetch subtitles auto, lock screen (kid lock).

VPlayer Video Player

VPlayer Video Player is a rarely versatile video player app supporting HW/SW codecs, subtitles in multi formats (similar to), various transports and many old AVI playback. Users can definitely use this app to playback 1080p videos on the Kindle Fire HDX (7″ and 8.9″) or Nexus 7 2013. Kindle Fire HD owners are able to play 720p videos on their tablets. After the 7-day free try, you may have to purchase an unlocker app to unlock the app, however.

Choose one that you prefer. Nevertheless, if you have installed a video player app, still met the video playback issues on Kindle Fire HDX. You can go through the video playback tips for Fire HDX tablet I share here. If you still can’t play MKV, AVI, MOV, MPG, MTS, TiVo, VOB on Kindle Fire HDX well, you can consider getting a video converter app to reformat your kinds of video files to Kindle Fire HDX most compatible format H.264 MP4. I’ve never faced any playback problem after video conversion. Brorsoft Video Converter is the one app I’m using. You can download the trial version to have a test.

Brief instruction on how to convert AVI/MOV/MPEG/MTS/TiVo/VOB on Kindle Fire HDX:

1. Download and install the best Kindle Fire HDX Video Converter and run it to import your movie files.


2. Click the “Format” drop down list and choose Android >> Amazon Kindle Fire HD H.264(*.mp4) as target format for your Fire HDX 8.9/7.0 tablet with the best video/audio settings.

3. Tap the Convert button to start converting videos to Amazon Kindle Fire HDX(7.0/8.9) best video format MP4.

When the conversion ends, you will be able to import and play videos on Kindle Fire HD with the stock video player instead of the third-party video player apps and don’t worry about video playback issues any longer.