The iPhone 7/7Plus come with totally new stereo speaker system and the brightest, most colorful display – retina HD display (1334×750 and 1920×1080 pixels respectively for 4.7 and 5.5 models). Watching videos or movies with iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus would definitely be a wonderful experience. However, there are limitations in using Apple’s default video player to watch video and movies on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The built-in iPhone 7 video player only supports M4V, MP4, MOV formats and can’t offer the flexibility to play videos movies in MKV, VOB, AVI, etc. Then the problem comes out: how to play video on iPhone 7 in different formats, and what is the best video player for iPhone 7?

Here we’ve collected 5 best video players for iPhone 7 and other iPhone models to let you easily watch videos and movies on iPhone. These iPhone video player apps are all available in iTunes Store for free downloading. Some of these best iPhone video players are even free to use.

Part 1: Top 5 Best Video Players for iPhone 7/7 Plus

The below 5 best iPhone video players could be used on iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6 Plus, and other iPhone models.

1. VLC for iOS

VLC is a free and open-source media player developed by VideoLAN. It has been famous especially among Americans for many years. It can play many codecs without the need of codec packs. It has multiple versions, including iOS, Android, Microsoft, Mac and Linux.

VLC for iOS is as excellent as that we have been using for years on PCs. You don’t need any converter as this iPhone 7 video player can play any file format including MP4, MOV, M4V, MKV, FLV, etc you throw at it and supports multiple audio tracks including 5.1 and subtitles tracks including SSA. You can use VLC for iOS to adjust video speed, brightness, volume, etc and forward or backward as you like. Better still, VLC iOS video player for iPhone 7 supports AirPlay that you can enable VLC AirPlay to enjoy media files on multi-screen display without cost a dime.

VLC for iOS

2. Player Xtreme HD

This player supports a lot of different video formats and also supports streaming over Wi-Fi and even UPNP and SMB. You can control the way your subtitles look and also protect your library with a password. It works on both iPhone and iPad.

This iPhone video player could be a free iPhone 7 video player to help you play videos in most video formats on your iPhone 7 and other iPhone models. But to enjoy the full features, you need to pay for $2.99 to get the Pro version.


3. KMPlayer for iPhone

KMPlayer, originally designed for PC users and now has Mac version, has become one of the most popular multimedia players in the world with over 300,000,000 users in more than 230 countries and is supported in 36 languages. KMPlayer video player for iPhone 7 contains all the codec you need like 4K video codec, H.265, VP9, etc and supports for high movies including 3D, 4K UHD, 1080p, etc. This iPhone 7 video player app also offers the posibility for you to control the volume, the navigation, and turn on/off subtitles.


4. 8Player

8player is a multifunctional application for Video, Music & Image playback capable of working as a DLNA / UPnP, SMB, FTP player and controller. It doesn’t support almost all video formats but you can play even your 1080p videos too. The app offers some of the best customization features which lets you use the app the way you feel best. It also offers 3G playback too.

8player provides for a wide range of possibilities, including:

  1. Media streaming from any compatible DLNA / UPnP, SMB, FTP server;
  2. Playback of local files stored in 8player library on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch which you can either add via iTunes on your Mac/PC or download from a DLNA / UPnP, SMB, FTP server;
  3. Remote control of your DLNA / UPnP compatible renderers;
  4. Creating and managing custom music playlists inside 8player;
  5. Remote access to your DLNA / UPnP server over 3G/4G or access from any other external network.

5. OPlayer Lite

Oplayer Lite is currently one of the best video players for iPhone 7/7 Plus and has great popularity on iTunes Store. Without any conversion, you can play various kinds of videos movies and audios directly (SD/HD videos like MKV, MP4, H265, FLV etc and auidos like MP3, AC3, FLAC etc). It also comes with subtitle (SRT, ASS, SUB etc) support as well. Besides an iPhone 7 video player, OPlayer Lite also gives you the flexibility to be able to download your files to your device, stream video/audio over the Internet and browse a SAMBA/FTP/UPnP/DLNA share over the network.

Supported file format: Nearly all file formats like avi, wmv, mkv, flv, mpg, mp4, webm, vob, mp3, wma, wav, ogg, flac, etc

OPlayer Lite

Part 2: All-inclusive iPhone 7 Video Player Solution – Convert Video to iPhone 7/7Plus

If you don’t want to install 3rd-party iPhone video player app, you could try iPhone video converter. An iPhone video converter could help you convert video to iPhone supported formats like M4V, MOV and MP4 from various formats like AVI, MKV, RMVB, MTS, MPG, FLV, etc.

Leawo iPhone Video Converter is a professional iPhone video converter software app that could help you easily convert videos to iPhone supported formats in simple clicks. You could use this iPhone video converter to convert video to any iPhone model including iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, etc.


Video Converter 

☉ Convert video and audio between 180+ formats.

☉ Convert HD video up to 4K without quality loss.

☉ Trim, Crop, Effect, Watermark to edit video.

☉ Support 2D to 3D conversion in 6 3D effects.

☉ Add external subtitle and select audio channel.

How to Convert Video to iPhone 7 and Other iPhone Models:

The below step-by-step guide would show you how to convert video to iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus so as to let you freely play video on iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus without the need to install 3rd-party iPhone video player apps. If you’re using Mac computer, you could turn to use the Mac computer.

Step 1: Add source videos

After you launch Leawo Video Converter, click "Video Converter" module option. You’ll be guided to the "Convert" tab, on which you click the "Add Video" button to browse and add source video(s). You could also directly drag and drop source videos into the "Convert" module.

Add Blu-ray disc

Step 2: Set output format

Click the drop-down box next to the "Add Photo" button and then select "Change" option to set output format. Open the "Format" tab and then select a video format according to your media player. You need to select an iPhone friendly video format like MOV, MP4, or M4V as output. Or you could directly choose an iPhone profile under the "Device" group.

Set output format

Step 3: Set output directory

After setting output format, click the big green "Convert" button to set output directory in the "Save to" box.

Set output directory

Step 4: Convert video to iPhone 7

Finally, click the bottom "Convert" button on the sidebar. Leawo Video Converter would start to decode and convert video to iPhone 7 immediately.

Convert Blu-ray

Once the conversion is finished, you could make use of your iTunes or an iOS data transfer app to transfer converted video to iPhone 7/7 Plus for on-the-go enjoyment.

Leawo iPhone Video Converter Demo Video: