MX Player is a video streaming app with a staggering collection of movies, TV shows and web series. But its greatest selling point is – It’s ABSOLUTELY FREE. So is there a downside to it? Why would anyone give so much interesting content for free? Well, let’s find out everything about MX Player.
What is MX Player?
MX Player is now an Indian online media streaming service offering online streaming content, with over 350 million subscribers in India. Its key competitors are Zee5, Hotstar, Voot, Netflix, Amazon Prime and similar streaming services. Developed in South Korea, MX Player started out as a mobile video player app with top-notch playback features, hardware acceleration, subtitles and many hardcore tech features.
MX Player was acquired by Times Internet for $200 Million in January 2018. At the time of the acquisition, they had 350 million installs in India and 150 million outside India. It was re-launched in February 2019 as an Over the Top Media Streaming App in India. For the rest of the world, it still works as an Offline Media Player. The acquisition was mainly to acquire the current users, the rating and branding in the market and their kick-ass technology stack.
MX Player offers content in Hindi, English, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Bhojpuri and Gujarati.
What is the price of MX Player Pro?
There is no MX Player Premium subscription. All content is available for free. However, you can purchase MX Player Pro app for INR 370 (for a lifetime !) to remove ads. This is a separate app on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store with the same content but no Ads.
What content does MX Player App Offer?
MX Player offers content in 11 languages and 50,000+ hours of movies, TV shows, web series, news, music and sports. MX Player also has a direct collaboration with Sony LIV, ALT Balaji and many other production houses and much of their online content is available on MX PLayer.
Popular MX Originals
- Love Ok Please
- Hey Prabhu!
- Kiski Sarkar
- TVF Tripling
Popular Web Series on MX Player
- Official CEOgiri
- Reverse Sweep
- Home Sweet Office
- Maid In India
- Haq Se
- The Great Dysfunctional Family
- Dev DD
- Little Things
Popular TV Series on MX Player
- Ithna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar
- Indian Idol
- Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma
Popular Movies on MX Player
- Blood Rayne
- Once Upon a Time in Mumbai
- Tik Tik Tik
- Shootout at Wadala
- Ragini MMS
MX Player also features a ton of content from channels like DiceMedia, Kelly Productions, Arre, Purani Dili Talkies, Jordindian, Wide Angle Pictures, Filtercopy, The Timeliners, The Screen Patti, Calinos, TVF, Girliyapa, Biscoot Tamil Movies.
MX Player App Features?
- MX Player has a gamut of content from
- Other Online Media Services – ALTBalaji, ErosNow, Hungama Play and SonyLIV
- Production houses like Rajshree Telefilms, Pen Films and many more
- YouTube Channels like TVF, Dice Media, Girliyappa, The Screen Patti, The Timeliners, and many more
- TV Channels like All ZEE Channels, Times Channels, Viacom Channels etc.
- Known for its tech prowess, MX Player nails in its UI features, player controls, good streaming speed & streaming quality with low bandwidth usage with its video compression.
- It comes with basic features like rewinding and forwarding 10 seconds, ability to set video quality and the full-screen mode.
- You can select your preferred language out of 11 languages for better personalization.
- Buying the MX Player Pro app will remove advertisements. And it is free for life!
How to Use MX Player on Chromecast?
The MX Player App doesn’t come with built-in integration with Chromecast. However, there is a hack where you can cast your whole phone or tablet on Chromecast and watch the exciting content of MX Player. No worries, follow the below steps to cast MX player on your TV using Chromecast. There are 2 ways to cast your screen
- Switch on your TV and make sure your Chromecast is already setup
- Ensure that you are on the same WiFi as your Chromecast
Through Google Home App
- Open the Google Home App
- In the top left corner, tap Menu > Cast Screen / Audio
- Select the Casting Device from the popup that appears
- Now play the video of your choice in MX Player and press on Full Screen
- Your screen will be mirrored to the TV.
Through the Notification Drawer
- Play the video of your choice on MX player
- Drag down the System Tray Icons from the top
- Scroll to Cast Option
- Select the Casting Device from the popup that appears
- Voila! Your is MX Player is mirrored to the TV
Downloading MX Player App?
To access any content on MX Player, you simply need to download the app
If you want to watch on your Desktop or Mac, alternatively, you can stream the content from MX player website – www.mxplayer.in
To download a video or to add videos to your watchlist, simply register with your Facebook account when prompted to do so. Player control options are only available when you register through your Facebook account.
What are some Alternatives and Competitors to MX Player?
|Subscription Plan Details||MX Player Subscription||Voot Subscription||JioCinema Subscription||Vodafone Play Subscription||Airtel TV Subscription||TubiTV Subscription||Hotstar Subscription||Zee5 Subscription||ErosNow Subscription||SonyLIV Subscription||AltBalaji Subscription||Hungama Play Subscription||PrimeVideo Subscription||Netflix Subscription|
|Free Trial or
|Watch for Free, with Ads||Free||Unlimited Streaming for All Active subscriptions||Unlimited Free for Selected Prepaid and Postpaid Customers||Unlimited Free for Selected Prepaid and Postpaid Customers||Free||7 days||No free trial period, Some Content is Free||14 days free premium trial, Some Content is Free forever||Selected Content is Free||First 3 episodes of every TV Series||You can view a 10-minute preview of every movie and TV series||No||1 month|
|Monthly Plan||Free||Free||–||–||–||Free||INR 199||INR 99 (All Access Pack)
INR 49 (Regional Pack)
|INR 49 (Plus)
INR 99 (Premium)
|INR 99||–||INR 99||INR 129||INR 500 (1 User)
INR 600 (2 Users)
INR 800 (4 Users)
|3-Month Plan||Free||Free||–||–||–||Free||–||–||–||INR 149||INR 100||INR 249||–||–|
|6-Month Plan||Free||Free||–||–||–||Free||–||INR 599 (All Access Pack)||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Yearly Plan||Free||Free||–||–||–||Free||INR 999
INR 299 (All Sports Plan)
|INR 999 (All Access Pack)
INR 499 (Regional Pack)
|INR 470 (Plus)
INR 950 (Premium)
|INR 499||INR 300||INR 799||INR 999||–|
|Simultaneous Streaming||Unlimited Devices||Unlimited||–||–||–||1 User||1 User||5 Devices||1 Device||1 User||5 Devices||1 Device||Unlimited||1 to 4 Users|
|Premium Features||Pro app for INR 370, Lifetime free Ads||NA||NA||Free 1 year Amazon Prime & 2,3,12 months Netflix Subscription||Offline Download, Selected content of Zee5
Free 3 months Netflix & 1 year Amazon Prime Subscription
|Free – Parental Control, HD Playback, and subtitles are available.||Unlimited Access, Live TV & Sports||Unlimited Access, Live TV, Ad Free Streaming,
|Plus – Unlimited access to Movies
Premium – Unlimited Access to Movies, TV Shows & Originals, Offline Download
|Live TV, Ad-free viewing
|Unlimited Access, Offline download||Unlimited Access, Ad-Free Viewing, Offline Download, Originals||Unlimited Access to PrimeVideo, PrimeMusic & Kindle e-Books,
|Unlimited Access, HD & UHD Streaming|
|Offers||–||NA||NA||NA||NA||Free||Some content on Airtel TV & JioCinema; 1 year free on Flipkart First for 50 coins||Selected free content for Airtel TV & JioCinema; 50% Cashback with Paytm||Free for selected users of Airtel, Vodafone & Jio Users||30% cashback through PayTM, 3-month free subscription fro Sony Bravia TV & Mi TV buyers||Free for Selected users of Airtel, Jio & Vodafone||3-month free subscription for Mi TV users & Cloud TV X2 users. 60% off for ACT Fibrenet users.||Free for selected users of BSNL, Airtel & Vodafone||Free subscription for selected Airtel & Vodafone Users|
|Service & Content Type||On Demand Streaming, MX Originals, Movies, TV Shows, Content from All Web Series & few other Streaming Services||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals, Live TV||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Few Originals of Zee5, ErosNow & AltBalaji||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals of ErosNow & AltBalaji||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows
Originals of ErosNow, AltBalaji, Live TV
|Free movies, TV shows, and documentaries||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Live TV, Sports & News , Regional Content||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals, Live TV||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals, Live TV & Sports||Original TV Series, Movies & TV Shows||On-Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Originals||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Kids, Originals||On Demand Streaming, Movies, TV Shows, Kids, Originals|
|Data Usage per Hour||800 MB (HD)||350 MB (SD)||2.4 GB (HD)||2 GB (HD)||2.2 GB (HD)||900 MB (HD)||1.3 GB(HD)||4.3 GB(HD)||400 MB (SD)||1.9 GB (HD)||750 MB (SD)||1.5 GB (HD)||925 MB (SD), 2.2 GB (HD), 6 GB (4K/UHD)||750 MB (HD)|
The Pros and Cons of MX Player
- Tons of content is available for free
- Intuitive UI and app
- Pro version has a very minimal price considering it is for a lifetime of Ad-free experience.
- MX Player has a huge amount of content from many of its competitors and YouTube channels.
- The App It is not compatible with Chromecast or any other smart TVs or TV devices, though it can be streamed by casting the whole mobile screen.
- Very few videos are available to download offline
- You can only sign in using your Facebook account
MX Player Subscription – Is it Worth it?
MX Player has a veritable collection of movies, TV shows, web series and shorts, all for free. So you should get MX Player if:
- You want to watch FREE millennial content of all genres on mobile phones or computers.
- Binge-watching is not high on your list of priorities, but you’d still like to have something to watch at the end of the day
- You enjoy the series on ALTBalaji, SonyLIV and Hungama but cannot afford a subscription for it
- You enjoy web series and shorts from YouTube channels like Arre, FilterCopy, Being Indian, Jordindian, The Screen Patti and more.