A media player with a lot of limitations
- Plays music and video
- Nice online video search
- Limited video playback
- Manual media refresh required
- Archaic user interface
RealPlayer is a media player that can play your music, videos, and show your pictures on Android.
Hard to use
The goal of the app is to be your all-in-one media app, centralizing all your files to one place. The unfortunate problem with RealPlayer is that the design of the app is not well thought out, and the usability is sorely lacking.
The user interface is clean and has no significant problems, but the app lacks an auto-refresh function after you add new media. Without knowing this you can load RealPlayer and not be able to find any files to listen to or watch. After adding music, you have to manually refresh and search your files to force your music to appear.
Video playback also falls short due to RealPlayer's limited video format support. It does not recognize WMV or MOV file types. It also has issues with HD files and is unable to load them. On the plus side, the online video search is a handy addition.
The picture viewer is equally strange, as it shows a grid of your images and offers the ability to play music while viewing them as a slideshow. However, the sad fact is, Android’s default picture gallery performs better than RealPlayer’s.
As a music player, RealPlayer is a decent addition, but the need to purchase the Pro Version to unlock many of its more useful features (such as a graphic equalizer, music database, and broader video playback options) proves distracting.
Real basic player
RealPlayer is a decent basic media app, but presents itself too late to compete against the better, more established apps already available.