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RealPlayer launches on Android, wants to be your one-stop media hub

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RealPlayer launches on Android, wants to be your one-stop media hub
PC users are probably familiar with RealPlayer, the all-media hub from RealNetworks. Android users have taken a shining to the mobile version as well, as more than 11,000,000 users have downloaded the beta version of the app. Today RealPlayer is exiting beta and launching a stable 1.0 version, with the goal of providing a one-stop media management app for all of your videos, music, and photos. The app itself is free, although an in-app purchase of $4.99 will unlock several premium features, including an equalizer, widgets, and of course the absence of any advertising.

RealPlayer is being positioned as a true media hub replacement, so if you hate the proprietary media apps that your OEM has installed, this would be on the short list of apps to consider replacing them with. In particular PC users of RealPlayer can benefit from integration, as RealPlayer on a PC will act as an iTunes replacement, organizing and transferring your media either to or from a phone that is connected via USB.

We think it’s too bad that there isn’t a wireless sync option, but a lot of people still use iTunes with a cord as well, so we imagine it just depends on your preference (and perhaps your existing habits). The Android RealPlayer launch also came with a video showing off the app’s functionality, so if you’re interested check it out below:



Play Store link, source: RealNetwork via 9to5Google

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posted on 14 Aug 2012, 16:05 4

1. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Nowadays I use KMPlayer

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 19:08 2

5. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


yeah.. its way better!

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 01:24

10. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Yeah, it plays almost everything, with some rare crashes, but great for a Free Software :)

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 10:48

11. dil2abu (Posts: 201; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


KMPlayer in PC or Android Phone??

Coz I use KMP in my PC and I don't fine it in Google Play..

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 21:40 1

12. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


on PC dude..

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 16:23 3

2. OSFantasma (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


I use double twist and mx player pro.. oh and google music for music... so i don't see myself getting this but a least there are options for the consumers as far as apps...

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 16:26

3. jjjsong (Posts: 64; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


Last time I tried to use it to play .rmvb, it failed to play it..... despite it's the official "real player" app. But that was a while ago.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 16:45 7

4. Planterz (Posts: 1115; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


RealPlayer for your Android phone...for those of you who are nostalgic of RP screwing up your PC, now you can screw up your phone too!

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 23:00

7. quakan (Posts: 1223; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


It never screwed up my PC, it was always very reliable on my 2001 Sony Vaio.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 23:02

8. Hammerfest (Posts: 370; Member since: 12 May 2012)


POPULAR MY ARSE...

If "popular" means it was installed on many systems because it was included in the installer of who knows how many OTHER programs... then YES.. it was "popular"...

Hell there are 3 programs I use normally these days even that try to install RealTrashBloatwarePlayer!

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 20:00

6. BattleBrat (Posts: 1175; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


LOL@ Planterz
I use Poweramp (so pretty) I use Double twist for my itunes music (I keep itunes music separate from my regular music, which I encode from CD's I buy)

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 00:36

9. vivzek (Posts: 26; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


11,000,000 ! Is this figure real? I don't understand why! Real player is a total crap on my PC so will not try on my mobile either.

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