Got Windows 8? Check out the top 4 alternatives to Windows Media Player
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you read or hear about Windows 8? Most probably enhanced user experience! There is no doubt in the fact that this latest operating system comes equipped with several major enhancements like state-of-the-art Internet Explorer, revamped Windows Store, advanced security, etc. However, this OS has some shortcomings too. And one of the major drawbacks in this OS is Windows Media Player- it is outdated and only available on the desktop. But what if you have a Windows 8 tablet and you want to play a video on it? You needn’t worry or explore your options. From Windows Store we have picked the top four alternatives that you can use instead of Windows Media Player.
4 Windows Media Player alternatives for Windows 8
This is a one-of-a-kind video app that enables you to play vocal files on your Windows 8 tablet. It is not just limited to playing movies, but also it is a storefront for Microsoft’s collection of TV shows and movies. It is much more convenient to use and is perfect to watch video on a tablet. The best part it is incorporated by default on every Windows 8 device. The only hitch in this app is that it focuses more on selling videos from its library. And also it doesn’t support MKV file format.
Our second choice is PressPlay Video. It is a free video player app that comes equipped with a lot more capabilities than Xbox Video. This app sports a side-by-side interface, which enables you to browse videos while you are watching one. And if you want to watch TV shows or movies, which have been translated from different languages then this app is an ideal choice. PressPlay Video comes with support for subtitle. Its most notable feature is its support for FLV and MKV video files. However, it shows a lot of ads unless you pay $4.99.
This alternative app for Windows Media Player offers a number of features, such as local subtitle files, create playlists, play 3D videos, convert video files to WMV or MP4 format amongst the most common ones. An intriguing aspect about this app is that it can capture videos from within the app. Another fascinating feature is that it offers the ability to browse different apps while listening to any video. There is no need to stop the video and to go to a certain app. Alike Xbox Video, this app also doesn’t support MKV file format, which is quite a drawback for this app.
Metro Media Player
Our fourth choice is Metro Media Player. The best trait about this app is its clean design and uncluttered interface. Various other features of Metro Media Player includes support for SRT subtitles, support for media remotes and keys, and easy to adjust playback speed with a swipe gesture.
So, according to your preferences, pick your choice and enjoy listening to videos on your Windows 8 tablet.