TV brands usually include a default player for audio and video. However, depending on which one, it may fall short, especially if we are experts in using them. If this is your case, take a look at the alternatives to the TV player that I leave you here so that when you watch TV it is a simpler and more pleasant experience.
Top alternatives to the TV player
Beware of compatibility, yes, with the operating systems of each television; not all of them allow you to install all the players (these are not in the store and even if you install them through apk they work badly).
- VLC Player. Of course, the best known and recommended option up to now ( we did it here years ago and we still think the same) can only go first. In an open source, without ads, that works like a charm on the many devices on which it is compatible. It has almost all audio and video formats and allows streaming playback. It is in the Android store and its installation with apk on other systems is legal.
- Kodi . It is more than just a player because it is a true multimedia center that you can turn into a local server from your computer, including your own content and having a number of add-ons for all kinds of apps ( here, for example, you can watch Netflix inside of Kodi ), official and unofficial, to see everything from the same Kodi, without having to change the application.
- Plex. It is a great option whether you have Android TV or not because it is also compatible with other OS such as webOS, VIDAA or Tizen. Check this list because it shows you all the models that this player is currently compatible with. Similar to Kodi, what you do is create a local server, and it is from here that you play the content. The downside of Plex is that you can’t just use the player on televisions, what you see will be exclusively through the created server, so it requires some computer knowledge to achieve it. Even so, it is more than recommendable for how complete and useful it is at a general level.