How to Play MKV Videos on Your iPad


How to play MKV files on iPad? MKV is not in the iPad support list, and here we will show you how to play MKV videos on your iPad.


Oct. 30, 2015


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AnyTrans – Best Tool to Convert MKV Videos for your iPad

AnyTrans – Great iPad Files Manager

Download AnyTrans and let it transfer & manage files on your iPhone iPad easily after reading this guide on how to play MKV on iPad.

The Apple iPad is great for watching videos with its big screen and Retina display, but the iPad doesn’t support most video formats, and MKV is one of them. MKV files, also known as Matroska Video files, which are actually multimedia container formats, incorporating with audio, video, and subtitles into a single file. Because MKV isn’t an industry standard, not all media players support it yet.

It's time-consuming to convert videos for your iPad especially for tech newbies, but the good news is that you don't have to. In this guide, we will show you an intelligent program that allows you to transfer video from computer to iPhone/iPad and it converts the videos to your iDevice friendly format.

Also Read: How to Transfer Videos from iPhone 6/6s to Computer >

The Smart Tool We Need

AnyTrans, a versatile iOS content manager made for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod models is all we need. It automatically converts the incompatible video files to your iPad friendly format during the transferring process, which covers mkv, avchd, m2ts, wmv, avi, flv etc. AnyTrans also breaks through the single-way transferring feature of iTunes by allowing you to copy videos from iDevice to iDevice, to computer, to iTunes, and the opposite way. Furthermore, music, ringtones, voice memos, photos, contacts, apps, and more are all AnyTrans supported files.

How to Play MKV Videos on iPad with AnyTrans

Step 1. Go to download AnyTrans and install it on your computer. Open it, and plug in your iPad. AnyTrans will display the device info and content on your iPad. Click the Setting button, and you can set the video format you need AnyTrans to convert for you.

Play MKV on iPad with AnyTrans

Play MKV on iPad with AnyTrans

Step 2. Click Videos, and AnyTrans classify the video types for you. Choose Home Video.

How to Play MKV on iPad

How to Play MKV on iPad

Step 3. Click the Add button, browse the MKV files on your computer, and click Open to start.

Play MKV Files on iPad

Play MKV Files on iPad

Step 4. After the transferring is done, go to the Videos app on your iPad, and check out if the MKV files have been transferred to your iPad and are playable or not.

The Bottom Line

AnyTrans would be your best data manager for your iPhone, iPad, iPod, and it also manages to transfer songs, ringtones to your iPhone iPad without wiping data. Now download it to have a try.

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