While the iTunes movie player which comes native to iOS devices allows you to play videos from your iTunes movie collection, it can only play videos in “.m4v” or “.mp4” format. After running the highly successful Infuse app, developer FireCore have released the updated Infuse 2. After testing this app is a contender for the best free video player app for iPhone and iPad. It enables you to play videos up to 14 different formats and is additionally optimised for the iOS 7 system and the retina display. The updated version of Infuse 2 includes Airplay and subtitle support and has integration for Trakt built-in.
The newly-designed interface is modelled on the style of iOS 7 with a “content-first” approach that improves your enjoyment of movies and TV shows on your iPhone or iPad. The app also enables a new feature to stream from other devices.
The major point of the app is that it allows you to play standard MP4, M4V and MOV formats. In addtion the free video player can also play MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, OGM, OGV, ASF, 3GP, DVR-MS, WebM, and WTV. The app includes full support for Dolby® Digital Plus (AC3 and E-AC3) audio. There is no syncing with iTunes requires and you can transfer videos directly from a web browser. If you are watching a movie in a different language then you can add subtitles in a matter of seconds, using the one-tap download service from Opensubtitles.org. The app is also localised in 31 different languages with native support for multiple audio tracks and subtitles. There is also a cool sharing feature enabling you to post what you are watching on Trakt Facebook and Twitter.
If these features alone are not enough for you then there is the premium option of Infuse Pro, an app upgrade available as an in-app purchase or from the iTunes store. Infuse Pro allows the playing of additional video formats and the ability to stream videos fro other devices such as a PC, plus send more video types over AirPlay. The premium Infuse Pro is available from the app store for $4.99.
The free Infuse 2 requires iOS 7 or later to run.
- Beautiful simple-to-use interface
- Play multiple file formats
- Stream from other devices
- Easy subtitle integration and multiple language support
- Trakt integration
- We can’t find much wrong with this app
If you are constantly annoyed by the lack of ability of native iOS apps to play movies of other formats then this is the best free video player app for iPhone and iPad to download. The app is a swiss-army-knife solution and includes cool features as well as an easy-use interface. A must-download for users who like to use their iOS device for watching movies.