Generally, we can watch TV programs, YouTube, Netflix on your Android TV easily. But what if you have a local media file that's in MKV format? Most media payers don't have the codec to support MKV including Android TV. So, how can we play MKV files on Android TV easily?
Actually, solution is never far behind. You can solve it in under 30 seconds and play all your MKV media files on Android TV straight away.
First thing to do, and it's the easiest, is to sign into your Google account and head to the Play store.
Once in the play store search for MX Player or VLC Player. Select either one and install.
Once the app has been installed click on open.
The next time you play an MKV media file you'll be asked which app to open it with. Select the app you downloaded and then select always use this app and you will be able to continue watching all your favourite videos in MKV format on Android TV.
Note: With a third-party video player for Android TV, you can watch MKV movies on Android TV in most cases. But when you play DTS MKV or 4K MKV files on Android TV, you will still encounter problems like no image, no audio, buffering or skipping. So, a better solution is need indeed.
Google Brorsoft Video Converter and download, install it.
This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from MKV, VOB, AVI, FLV, and more to Android TV supported video formats with fast speed and excellent output video quality. Besides that, the program provides optimized preset for almost all popular multimedia devices and game consoles including but not limited to Sony TV, Samsung TV, LG TV, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Android tablet/smartphone, Xbox One, PS4/PS3, etc. In a word, you can convert any MKV video to Android TV friendly format with original quality. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac (High Sierra compatible), which has the same function as the Windows version.
Download MKV to Android TV Converter:
Step 1. Load MKV files to Android TV converter
Launch this program, and click "Add File" button to load the MKV files you want to convert to the software, or drag your MKV files directly into the interface. SD/HD/4K, 2D/3D MKV are all supported.
Step 2. Set output format
Click "Select Format" drop-down list and select an optimized android smart TV for output. There are many options under "TV" menu, like Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony TV, Panasonic TV. Or you can choose MP4 from "Format" to play on Toshiba TV, Philips TV and more.
Tips: If you are the parameter geek, you can click "Setting" to adjust the video bitrate, codec, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc., before you go to start the video conversion for Android TV. What's more, you can trim or crop the unwanted parts and then merge them into the new one by clicking "Edit" button, also set the aspect ratio at 16:9 or 4:3 as per your video needs in the "Adjust" interface to avoid any black bar.
Step 3. Start MKV to Android TV conversion
Hit "Start" button to kick off the MKV to Android TV conversion. After the quick conversion, click "Open" to quickly locate the converted MKV movie.
Now, you can transfer the MKV videos to USB drive then plug the drive in your Android TV for playback. Or you can wirelessly stream MKV files to Android TV with media server for great enjoyment.
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