Last updated: 16/10/2022

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A Media Player is a device that allows you to play audio and video files. It can be as simple as an MP3 player or something more complex like a DVD player, which plays DVDs (Digital Versatile Discs).

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This mini portable media player is the perfect travel companion.

This mini portable media player is the perfect travel companion for those short on space and sockets. It is also a compact and easy multifunction HD media player for office work and home entertainment. The 1080p high definition supports most video decoding formats, including RM, RMVB, AVI, DIVX, MKV, MOV, HDMOV, MP4, M4V PMP AVC FLV VOB MPG DAT MPEG TS TP M2TS WMV (H.264 H263 WMV9/VC-1 MPEG1/2/4), but does not support VPR files. The HDMI or AV output sends sharp and clear video and audio in pure digital format to HDTVs with composite AV output for use with analog TVs. Analog AV cable included. You can also connect external speakers with an AV output while using the HDMI video output drive external USB 2 0 / 3 0 storage devices such as USB flash drives (up to 128G) and hard drives (partition should be MBR up to 2TB). You can also delete or copy files in the USB drive (FAT or FA32) directly without having to go through a computer first. This handy little device even comes with its own remote

X96Q Android TV Box – Faster & More Efficient

The X96Q Android TV Box comes with the latest Android 10.0 OS and allwinner h313 quad-core chipset, which is faster and more efficient than ever before. With our newest efficiently optimized android system, it provides a extremely high frequency and responsive performance. You can also add an extra TF card to expand storage up to 64GB. Say goodbye to buffering, lagging and freezing, it brings an excellent experience beyond your expectation.

Roku: Stream big Stream free

Most content and apps will work only in the UK with this product. Setup is easy with the included HDMI cable, simple remote, and intuitive home screen. Enjoy live TV, news, sports, movies and TV episodes on thousands of free and paid channels like Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Disney+, ITV Hub, All4, My5, Apple TV+, BT Sport Prime Video Now and many more. Stream big. Stream free. Enjoy the Roku channel with tons of movies and Roku originals fresh original series exclusively available on Roku devices easily search across top channels to see where you can stream shows for free or at the lowest cost use features such as voice search private listening music photos on your TV an additional remote control with the free Roku mobile app (iOS Android).

Sleek 1080p Media Player with USB Host

This sleek and stylish media player is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy their favorite videos in full 1080p HD. The MP001A supports all of the most popular video formats, including H.264, MKV, DivX HD, MPEG 2-TS, RMVB (up to 720p), and WMV9. Plus, it comes with USB host support so you can plug in storage devices like hard drives or flash drives and play them directly through the player. And if that wasn’t enough, it also has a photo/music/video playback mode so you can enjoy your content any way you want.

Media Player: Frequently asked questions

What types of Media Player are there and what determines a good product?

There are two types of Media Players. The first is a player that can play only audio files, and the second type plays both audio and video files.

The ability to play any file format and the quality of output.

Who should use a Media Player?

Anyone who wants to listen to music or watch movies on their computer.

Based on what criteria should you buy a Media Player?

The first thing that you should consider is the storage capacity. This will help you determine how much music, videos and photos can be stored in your device. You also need to check if it has a microSD card slot for additional memory expansion up to 32GB or 64GB depending on the model of Media Player that you choose. Another important factor is its battery life which determines how long it can play without charging again. It’s best to have at least 8 hours of continuous playback time so that even when traveling, there won’t be any problem with power supply since most people charge their phones while they are asleep anyway (unless they use solar chargers). Last but not least, make sure that the player supports all audio formats such as MP3/WMA/OGG/FLAC etc., plus video files like AVI /MP4/.MOV/.MKV etc..

Make sure the Media Player you are planning to buy is compatible with your device. You should also check if it has a good battery life, so that you can use it for long hours without charging again and again.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Media Player?


The Media Player is a great way to get your music and videos onto the go. It also has an FM radio built in, so you can listen to all of your favorite stations while on the road. You can even connect it with Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free calling.


The main disadvantage is that it can only play one file at a time. You cannot have more than one media player playing the same video or audio track simultaneously, unless you use multiple computers with different players on each computer.

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Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:


What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest Media Player in our review costs around 0 pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around 200 pounds for one of the more expensive products.