As a new and efficient video compressing standard, HEVC can bring a huge improvement to our video watching experience by reducing the file size and reserve the high video quality at the same time. It’s the HEVC standard that made 4K video streaming possible and easily available for all of us. However, some of you might be having some problems playing HEVC movies on TV. So in this article, we will discuss various solutions to let you successfully play HEVC movies on TV.

Part 1: 5 Best TVs with HEVC Support

To directly play HEVC movies on TV, the most direct way is to get a TV with HEVC support. There are many models of TV which have the HEVC support, and here are some of the best choices you can get.

LG C9 OLED Series

As one of the smartest OLED TV series out there, this LG TV series cover from 55-inch to 77-inch in size. The series has Dolby Vision and Atoms support, a gorgeous design and is based on an AI-enhanced smart platform. Although it lacks brightness comparing to LCD TVs, but as a smart TV with HEVC support, LG C9 OLED Series is overall great.

Samsung Q80 QLED TV

Equipped with a dazzlingly bright display, a direct full array backlight, and Samsung's new Ultra Viewing Angle technology, Samsung Q80 QLED TV is one of the best Samsung 4K TV with HEVC you can get in the year of 2019. The TV has an excellent image processor making the image on the TV sharp and vivid. However, the TV doesn’t have Freeview Play and Dolby Vision support. So if you value these features, then Samsung Q80 QLED TV might not be able to satisfy you.

Philips 803 OLED

If you are looking for the best 4K TV with HEVC support in terms of value, then Philips 803 OLED might be a great choice for you. Having a superb image performance and a Three-sided Ambilight support, This Philips TV can give you the best TV watching experience you can buy with the same budget.

Panasonic GZ1500 OLED TV

Panasonic GZ1500 OLED TV has front-firing speakers, and it also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+. With great designs and features like these, Panasonic GZ1500 OLED TV can definitely provide you excellent HEVC video watching experience if you have the needs for the HEVC video playback in your daily lives.

Sony Bravia A9G OLED TV

With top-class upscaling and Acoustic Surface+ audio, Sony Bravia A9G OLED TV can give you an excellent visual and sound enjoyment no matter what you are watching. with Sony’s premium Acoustic Surface+ Audio technology emitting audio out of the panel itself, the sound of Sony Bravia A9G OLED TV is especially unique and worth spending money on.

Part 2: 5 Best DVD & Blu-ray Players with HEVC Support

Panasonic DMP-UB700

As an excellent choice for UHD Blu-ray players, Panasonic DMP-UB700 has Hi-Res Audio file playback, 4K Netflix and Amazon onboard and can easily play HEVC contents. Although it doesn’t have Dolby Vision support, it still is a nice Blu-ray player for all of your HEVC videos.

Sony UBP-X800

Sony UBP-X800 is Sony’s first Ultra HD Blu-ray Player machine. It has superb picture quality, supports SACD, DVD-A and Hi-Res audio, and also supports 4K Netflix and Amazon apps, which makes it even easier for you to watch high quality HEVC videos you like.

Panasonic DMP-UB300

If you are looking for a budget choice for the Blu-ray Player with HEVC support, then Panasonic DMP-UB300 will certainly not let you down. The machine provides top notch video playback and has good compatibility modes, making it easy for you to play HEVC videos without spending a lot of money.

Samsung UBD-M9500

Samsung UBD-M9500 provides fast, quiet operation, extensive feature list and dazzling 4K HDR pictures. With an excellent HEVC video processing ability, Samsung UBD-M9500 can make you enjoy your HEVC videos smoothly and without any playback problem.

Panasonic DP-UB9000

Although the machine doesn’t have SACD or DVD-audio playback, it’s still recommendable because of its excellent features like Powerful HDR display optimizer, 4 types of HDR support and the fantastic image quality. With Panasonic DP-UB9000, you can certainly watch your HEVC videos effortlessly and have a great watching experience.

Part 3: Can't Play HEVC files on Samsung Smart TV? Solved

Most Samsung 4K TVs are capable of playing HEVC files on themselves. However, recently I’ve received some complains about the HEVC playback performance on Samsung TVs. Some claims that they have playback problems with HEVC videos on their Samsung TV, others even start to doubt whether Samsung TVs can play HEVC videos or not. Well, in fact, the Samsung TV HEVC video playback problem is quite common, and it’ actually not hard to solve it.

Although there are many reasons that could cause the HEVC playback failure on Samsung TV, some of them are actually more common than others. To solve the HEVC playback failure problem, firstly you should check the video source. Although most Samsung TVs have the ability to decode HEVC files, if the media player is connected to the TV with HDMI or AV port, then you are not using the TV to decode the file, thus cannot play the HEVC videos. So use the USB port instead of HDMI or AV.

If that doesn’t work, then your best shot is to convert the video file from an HEVC format to another format that is compatible with your TV set. Doing the video format conversion is easy. All you need to do is installing a good video converting application on your computer, do the conversion and then transfer the video back to your TV. If you don’t already have a video converting application for the job, then I’d like to recommend Leawo Video Converter for you to try.


Leawo Video Converter is an all-inclusive, professional video converting application. It can not only convert video and audio files between 180+ formats, but also convert them in a 6X higher speed, boosting the converting efficiency and saving a lot of your time. While converting, Leawo Video Converter can keep a 1: 1 quality so that the output video file can have a good performance just as the original one. With Leawo Video Converter, you can also edit your video before converting and trim, crop the video, as well as add watermark to video, alter video parameters, convert 2D video to 3D and remove background noise in video. The following guide shows you how to convert your HEVC video using Leawo Video Converter so that it can be successfully played on your Samsung TV.

Step 1: Install and run Leawo Video Converter, then drag the file and drop it into the program to import it. You can also click the “Add Video” button to import your HEVC video. If you have multiple video imported, you can also click the blue “Merge” button to merge them into one.

Step 2: Then you need to set the output video format. To do that, click the “MP4 Video” area and then choose “Change”. If you want to use the video editor mentioned above to edit your video, you can click the “edit” icon to go to the video editor window.

Step 3: Finally, click the green “Convert” button to reveal an output settings panel, where you can set an output folder, and then click the big “Convert” icon to start the HEVC converting task.

Part 4: Play HEVC Movies on PC for Free

Because HEVC is a new compressing standard mainly developed for high quality video files, the technology is not yet widely applied in the TV industry. Most of the non-4K TV sets don’t support HEVC videos, and even for some of those that do, there are all kinds of restrictions on how you play your HEVC videos. So at least for now, the best way to watch HEVC videos is still using a free HEVC video player application on a PC. If you don’t have a decent HEVC video player application installed on your computer, then for the best playback experience, I suggest you try Leawo Blu-ray Player.

Leawo Blu-ray Player is a multifunctional media player application with the capability to handle all kinds of HEVC videos without any problem. The player has an advanced video playback technology, allowing it to play videos in 180+ formats, as well as playing Blu-ray across region and dealing with all kinds of DVD materials. Besides a powerful playback function, Leawo Video Player also features the Blu-ray to MKV converter module in the premium version, so that you can convert your Blu-ray disc to a digital video and give it a better protection and portability.

Part 5: Conclusion

Although the HEVC compressing standard has not yet widely applied in the TV industry, playing HEVC videos on your TV set is actually not a hard thing to do. In order to play HEVC videos on your TV, you can either choose a TV set that supports HEVC videos, or buy a DVD or Blu-ray player with the same function. If neither of your TV set nor DVD player supports HEVC, you can still use Leawo Video Converter to convert the HEVC video to another format for the playback. However, if you want to go with the traditional way and play your HEVC videos on PC, you should give the powerful free media player, Leawo Blu-ray Player, a try, and I’m sure you it can deliver the best HEVC video playback performance possible.