4K video has a higher resolution than 1080p. Nowadays, most video streaming services provide 4K video content. However, Using common media players to play 4K video often result in poor video quality. Thus, you need a 4K video player to get better viewing experience, here offer you 5 best 4K video players for Windows and Mac.

Are you searching for a 4K video player to play your 4K movies on pc? If yes, check out this post and find your favorite 4K player (Try MiniTool MovieMaker to make a montage video).

#1. VLC Media Player

Most people ask the question of “Can VLC play 4K video”, the answer is yes. VLC media player is the best free 4K video player for Windows 10 that can play 4K Ultra HD video as well as 8K video and Blue-Ray movies. The new version not only adds the support of 360 video and 3D audio playback but also supports more formats.

Just add a 4K video file to VLC, then you can watch 4K video on your pc without lag or shutter.

VLC media Player 4K

#2. KMPlayer

Another free 4K video player software is KMPlayer. It supports high definition playback including 4K, 8K, Ultra HD and more. It also supports playing 3D videos. As a powerful media player, KMPlayer has other attractive functions such as video and audio recorder, video speed changer, color correction and music equalizer.

#3. 5K Player

As its name suggests, 5K player is a UHD video player, supporting 5K/4K/1080p/360 video/DVD/IPTV playback. It can be used as a music player that can play music in various audio formats. Moreover, it allows you to download 4K videos from video sharing websites and watch them offline.

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#4. DivX Player

With over 1 billion downloads, DivX player is one of the most popular 4K video player for Windows 10. It can play, convert and stream 4K video with zero quality loss. This 4K player can play 4K video in the following video formats: DivX, MKV, HEVC, AVI, MP4, and so on.

#5. PowerDVD 20

PowerDVD 20 is another versatile multimedia player for Blue-Ray disc, videos, photos and music. It features 4K, 8K, 360, Ultra HD Blue-Ray disc playback. What’s more, you can use it to cast media files to streaming devices like Roku, Chromecast and Apple TV.

Below is a comparison table about the best 5 4K video players. Have a look!



Supported Platform

Support Video Playback

Support Devices

VLC Media Player


Windows, Mac, Ubuntu, Android, iOS

4K, 8K, Blue-Ray, 360 video

Chromecast, Apple TV



Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

4K, 8K, UHD, 3D


5K Player


Windows, Mac

4K, 5K, 8K, VR 360°

Apple TV

DivX Player


Windows, Mac,



PowerDVD 20


Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

4K, 8K, Ultra HD Blue-Ray,  DVD, VR

Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Fire TV


The 5 best free 4K video players have their strengths and drawbacks. Which one do you prefer? Tell us in the comments area!

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