More than 500 million have downloaded the MX Player app—and for good reason. Aside from being absolutely free, the app also has amazing features that you won’t find in other video players, making it one of the best do-it-all movie players in the market today.

But with the popularity of the app comes the question: is it legal to download MX Player? Let’s find out:

It is a video player, not a video downloader

There is a huge debate on the legalities of video downloaders because of copyright, content protection and terms of service. But MX Player is purely a video player and a good one at that. It can play files from almost every format including MP4, MOV, 3GP, AVI and WMV. It also supports HD files and has other cool features like variable playback speeds, multiple decoding modes and audio track switching that makes it a huge hit among users.

Its owner is a legitimate company

MX Player

Originally developed by J2 Interactive, the MX Player app was recently bought by Times Internet, the digital arm of Times Group in India. With the app being a huge hit in India, the company reportedly bought it for around $140 million and plans to add a new content streaming service that will let users enjoy 20 original shows and 50,000 different content across multiple local languages in India. MX Player’s CEO Karan Bedi said that this added feature provides an alternative to television in India.

It offers excellent features to users

There is so much that MX Player has to offer for its users, which is why it comes as no surprise that it is one of the most downloaded apps online. It has an impressive interface that lets you browse files easily and watch videos in crystal clear definition.

Aside from supporting almost every popular codec and video format, MX Player also has excellent support for subtitles, has an impressive audio booster and has a kids lock mode, which comes handy for parents. And while you can stream videos online using the app, you need a direct URL for it to work and it doesn’t support streaming videos from platforms like YouTube and Vimeo. So, are you ready to download MX Player on your phone?

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