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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 open and play .mov files on Android phone/tablets but worry about the compatibility. If you are one of them, go on reading for the solution to play 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 MP4 or other Android supported formats or use a mov(QuickTime) player for android that can play MOV files. However, currently there is no Quicktime video player for Android. And with limited numbers of MOV files on your Android phone, it is not worth the trouble to specially download a player for the files. So it is better convert the MOV videos to MPEG-4 (MP4), the supported formats of Android phone/tablet In this way, you can open .mov file on any Android device that you want without a QuickTime player on Android.

How to Play MOV (QuickTime) on Android

FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate is a professional Android converter that can quickly convert MOV files to MP4, the Androidphone or tablet compatible video formats. A lot of video presets are provided for all kinds of Android devices, such as Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6, Note 8/5/4, HTC U11, HTC One M9 +, Moto X, Sony Xperia Z5/Z3, Huawei P10, Xiaomi, etc. Moreover, some video editing features like trimming, cropping, adjusting video effects, etc. are provided to customize the .mov 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.


1. Add MOV files

Open the MOV to MP4 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 MP4. When the conversion is over, click "Open Folder" to locate the converted MOV 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, you can also use the converter to convert MP4 to MOV, MOV to AVI, MOV to WMV, etc.


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