Outplayer 4+

Fast, modern video player

Stephen Salerno

    • 4.5 • 166 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Outplayer is a fast, modern video player created specifically with iOS in mind. Designed with an elegant interface, and built for performance, it's the best media player experience on iOS. It supports all the major video, audio, and subtitle formats, and is powered by the media player mpv.

For free users, Outplayer has no playback restrictions, and no ads. A one-time purchase, Outplayer Advanced, is also available for a range of additional configuration options.

• Fast seeking, smooth playback, and energy efficient.
• High quality video rendering, full support for styled subtitles.
• Full Picture in Picture and multitasking support.
• Integration with Files app, with support for SMB and external hard drives.
• Supports all major video and audio formats (MKV, MP4, and more).

What’s New

Version 2022.5

This update includes redesigned playback controls.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
166 Ratings

166 Ratings

Home on the Farm ,

Extremely high quality video player

It’s rare to find such a treasure of an app, but Outplayer is handily one of the best video players available for iOS. The gesture controls are intuitive, the interface is clean, and the local web server is straightforward to use for transferring content. Attention to detail is given in small but delightful ways, such as the swipe seek pausing on +-0, useful for when you try to peek ahead bur returning to the current playback position. And the privacy policy is perfect. It states plainly: no user data is transmitted or collected. This app simply is an excellent port of MPV to mobile.

My only wish is for smb support with file browsing, since I try to keep my data consolidated on my NAS. So while I fulfill that need with another app for now, that doesn’t stop me from giving this app 5/5 stars and a full recommendation if you can deal with transferring media you plan to watch ahead of time.

nooneinpar7 ,

Flawless hardware decoding, but HDR?

Compared to VLC, this app hardware decodes more often than not with supported codecs (VLC sometimes inexplicably doesn’t with 10bit HEVC files [device heats up] that this app can decode with hardware). It’s simplistic design is wonderful and I don’t feel compelled to dive into the settings and micromanage everything. What would make it even more of an essential video player is if true HDR output could be added, or at least it doesn’t work properly on the SE3. There’s an argument to be made that the benefits of HDR are limited on a simple LCD display, but when playing back HDR-encoded content like Sony’s Swordsmith demo in the system Files app, it will display in HDR mode as denoted by an HDR icon on the top left and the peak brightness and color gamut seem just a bit better compared to how it looks in this app and VLC (which also messes up the color, presumably from not getting the color gamut right).

Ignore what I said about casting, I forgot you had to mirror screen using AirPlay for that to work.

xray98 ,

Super Impressive

I rarely write reviews, but had to for this. I wanted a video player that would play my x265 HDR 4K video files. VLC could play the video smoothly, but didn’t show HDR. PlayerXTreme showed HDR, but the video had dropped frames/was laggy. It also had ads that had no way to close without force closing the app. Infuse wouldn’t let me play 4K without subscription.

Then, I discovered Outplayer. A nimble app that easily and quickly played my videos with no stuttering, with full 4K, had no stuttering, and it was completely free. Unbelievable. This is one of the best apps I’ve discovered and I’m so thankful to the developers for making it. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for the absolute best video player app on iOS/iPadOS.

App Privacy

The developer, Stephen Salerno, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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