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How To Use Google Chrome As a Media Player On Android

Have you ever thought that the Google Chrome application installed on your android phone can also be used as a media player? Yes, the chrome for android can play music files and videos. It can play most popular video formats like the MP4, AVI, MKV, SWF and FLV and MP3 too. The reason behind using chrome as a media player is that to avoid installing heavy media player apps on your android phone that may steal your data or slow down your phone. If you are not using a Nexus device then your phone is already shipping with a pre-installed music and video player app.

While the Nexus devices do have a pre-installed media player, but playing audio and videos with chrome for android make your entertainment more specific and you can enjoy a particular video file at full screen and save yourself from confusing controls found in several third party audio and video player apps. 

However this is only a trick which is extremely useful for Nexus smartphone users if they want a very basic media player. 

Downloads Required

1. ES File Explorer : It is required to get the complete storage path of any audio and video file so that chrome browser can locate and play it. Download Here.

How To Use Google Chrome As a [Offline] Media Player On Android

  • Download and install ES File Explorer.
  • Open it. On the main screen you will see 'Music' and 'Movies' options.
  • I am teaching the procedure for videos which is same for music files.
  • Tap the 'Movies' tab. Here you can see all the videos.
  • Long tap any video then tap 'More' then select 'Properties'.
  • Now tap 'Copy fullpath'. Then tap 'Cancel'.

es file explorer file path

  • Now open Google Chrome android app and long tap the address bar and tap 'Paste'.
  • The address of that file will be automatically pasted in to the address bar, now tap 'Go' button on the phone's keyboard.
  • A player will open. Tap the play button to start playing video. You are also playing offline videos in chrome for android with this trick.

google chrome android video player
  • Tap the full screen icon next to volume button to watch videos in full screen.
  • Make sure that screen rotation is enabled so that you can watch the movies in landscape mode in full screen.

Note : To play a music file offline, repeat the same process above.

You have learnt to use Google Chrome for android as a media player and also learnt to play offline videos on it. See this another hidden Google chrome game on android.

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