What's New

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

App Description

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 [email protected] or use the built-in feedback feature and I will get back to you.

iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 11, 2014 Initial release
  • October 17, 2014 New version 1.1
  • September 20, 2015 New version 2.1
  • October 15, 2015 New version 2.1.1
  • December 12, 2015 New version 2.1.2
  • January 09, 2016 New version 2.1.3
  • July 05, 2016 New version 2.1.4
  • July 08, 2016 New version 2.2
  • November 07, 2016 New version 2.2.1
  • June 13, 2019 New version 2.4
  • June 13, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $8.99
  • June 13, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $8.99
  • June 14, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $8.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $8.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $8.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $8.99
  • June 16, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $8.99
  • November 26, 2019 New version 2.4.1
  • October 27, 2020 New version 2.5
  • December 09, 2020 New version 2.6
  • August 06, 2021 New version 2.6.1