After seeing a complete overhaul just last month to version 1.7.21, the MX Player has seen another update as we head into the new year to the new version, namely 1.7.22.

There’s still lots of people who have yet to try this one out, and it has continuously been at the top of the best media players for Android list four consecutive years, so if it is the Android platform which you are in, you should give this one a try.

In terms of features, there are a few reasons why you would want this version over any of the older ones. For starters, there’s the full screen mode that now comes with buttons after you move the cursor. Traditionally, up until now this was just the screen by itself, and you would have to click out and make the windows smaller before it gave these kind of options to do things. That is now deemed as unnecessary.

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Users can now pause video playback when another pop up window has gotten in the way. In other words, it will be more responsive when you have other applications happening at the same time. This is more of an issue than many would believe because since 4.3 Jelly Bean, some handsets can use multiple windows at the same time. That would come into the conversation here.

Even though it’s up there with the best of them, it still suffers from bugs just like any other. There were subtitle errors, brightness and color out of whack, as well as a few others like iptv/mts audio playing up

Many people who have upgraded their devices to the 4.4. KitKat saw these issues, and that’s primarily what this update is for. As far as we can tell, though, it’s not necessarily restricted to them only, with some reports of others on the Jelly Bean still experiencing the same kind of symptoms.

The official version of MX Player 1.7.22 is available from the Google Play store and the download is available from this link.

If you would like to check out some of the other good quality video players that are available to use, there is the Mobo Pro version, BS Player, QQ Player, Dice Player and the rather appropriately named V Player.

Mobo would be its closest rival. Neither of them is perfect, but they both do certain things exceptionally well. If it were possible to create the ideal player, one would have to think about combining these two together. If that were done, they would compliment each other and it would be almost unbeatable. For that same reason there is a constant back and forth about the best one. Some prefer one while others would prefer the other. It just comes down to what you value most.

The BS option comes into its own when talking about streaming. It has arguably the best streams out of the bunch. It also has a really nice variety of file options that it can play, even handling the MKV at 1080p. That is one that I want to own because many of the United States files tend to be MKV compatible which none of my electronic devices like DVD players ever are.