Playr - Video playback simplified

Playr was made solely to focus on your video viewing experience. It's not crammed with extra features for organizing files or to make playlists and such. You don't need to install any extras or plug-ins to view your favorite movies, it just works. Playr has been carefully developed using the latest available technologies with a meticulous attention to details. It's user interface is clean, stylish and simple to use. Hope you'll enjoy it!

Main features

- Play almost any video file without the need for extra system extensions or plug-ins.
- Doesn't depend on QuickTime for playback.
- Automatically loads and displays embedded subtitles or subtitles from external files.
- Smart built-in subtitle search engine... find your movie or tv show subtitles in a breeze.
- Supports all the major subtitle formats.
- Supports styling tags in subtitle files like italic, bold and underlined.
- Fully customizable subtitle display (font, size, color, shadows, etc).
- Retina resolution subtitles.
- Convenient metadata inspector that automatically pulls info from the net... with links to IMDb.
- Detailed movie inspector for all those nitty gritty details.
- Color controls.
- Fullscreen player built-in (of course).
- Touch Bar support.
- 64-bit native.

NOTE! Playr can't play movies purchased in the iTunes store due to Apple DRM protection.

Please report any problems/bugs to or use the built-in feedback feature and I will get back to you.

What’s New

Version 2.6.1

- Now runs native on Apple Silicon Macs.
- Other minor fixes and tweaks.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

spheniscidae21 ,

I Love its interface, but it needs some improvements.

The application is really great, especially its simple and beautiful interface. But it uses too much CPU, so my laptop gets very hot and the fans never stop working until I quit this app. Also, it crushes sometimes. I noticed the crush when a video was playing and I wanted to fast-forward it. Hope the developer would solve these problems as soon as possible!

Developer Response ,

Glad to hear that you like Playr! The CPU load should be lower now and the crash which could happen when scrubbing or a fast-forward is fixed. I would love to hear what you think of the latest version.

Fusishy ,

Good Player

Good video player overall, simple UI and functions on just about all video files I’ve played so far (AVI, MP4, MKV) Only issue, I’ve had with some MKV files is that they crash after playing for a few mins, could be corrupt files on my end but I have converted and redownloaded others to have the same issue. Does not happen to all MKV files, but not sure how to fix the issue. Still worth the 4 stars.

TruthPerson ,

terriblle waist of money

didnt work, all i can say

Developer Response ,

Works just fine is all I can say ;-)

App Privacy

The developer, Bitfield AB, 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.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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