How to Play MOV (QuickTime) on Android Phones & Tablets

By Emily Watson, Friday, May 12, 2017

"Switched from an iPhone to an Android phone (Galaxy S8). I have figured a way to transfer  all of my iPhone data to the new Android. But I have lots of QuickTime MOV videos on my old iPhone. Can Android phone play .mov files? If not, is there a way to play .mov file on Android?"

There must be many other new Android users that have the same problem. They want to save and play .move files on Android phone/tablets but worry about the compatibility. If you are one of them, go on reading for the solution of playing mov (QuickTime movies) on Android.

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Can Android Phones Play MOV files?

A MOV file is a QuickTime media container format developed by Apple and compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms. MOV files are widely used in Apple products like QuickTime, iPhone, iPad, but is incompatible with Android device.

To play MOV on Android successfully, you can either convert MOV to Android supported formats or use Android media player that can play MOV files. However, with limited numbers of MOV files on your Android phone, it is not worth the trouble to specially download a player for the files. Why not convert the MOV videos to the supported formats of Android phone/tablet? In this way, you can play the videos on any Android device that you want!


How to Play MOV (QuickTime) on Android

FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate is a professional Android converter that can fast convert MOV files to Android phone or tablet compatible video formats. A lot of video presets are provided for kinds of Android devices like Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6, Note 5/4, HTC One M9 +, Moto X, Sony Xperia Z5/Z3, etc. Moreover, some video editing features like trimming, cropping, adjusting video effects, etc. are provided to customize your videos.

Free download the trial version of the program and follow the guide below to convert MOV to Android and then play them on Android successfully.

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1. Add MOV files

After installing and ruining the video converter, click the "Add File" button to import the MOV files which you like to play on Android phone or tablet.

Add MOV Videos

2. Set Android media format

Click "Profile" drop-down button to choose output format from "Android" category. You can choose "Android MP4 Video (*.mp4)" or directly choose a suitable video format depending on your certain device.

Set Android Media Format

3. Choose output folder

Click "Browse…" button to specify the output path for the converted MOV or QuickTime movies.


4. Convert MOV to Android

The last step is to click the big "Convert" button to start and finish converting MOV to Android. When the conversion is over, click "Open Folder" to locate the converted video files. After that, you can connect your Android phone to computer via a USB cable and transfer the videos to your Android phones for playing MOV on Android.

Convert MOV QuickTime Videos to Android Device

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Due to FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate is an all-in-one program, which means it is not only an Android video converter, but an iPad video converter, Xbox video converter, PSP video converter, etc, you can also use this program to convert almost any video and audio to the format that your portable device supports. Don't waste the chance!

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