AVPlayer for iPad is an iPad app by Sergej Kachalo that allows users to play pretty much any video on their iPad. The app includes plenty of features that make it a very viable media player.
With apps and services like YouTube, many users might wonder why an app like AVPlayer for iPad would come in handy. I can say from personal experience that the iPad isn’t always the most media friendly device, especially when it comes to watching imported videos.
One of the first things I noticed about AVPlayer for iPad is that the interface is very clean. It’s not bogged down with complicated menus, but instead features a simple toolbar at the bottom of the screen that allows you to access pretty much everything the app offers.
AVPlayer for iPad could definitely use a tutorial for new users, though, because I found myself confused with what I needed to do in order to use the app. A brief overview of all of the features would be great for first-time users who are unfamiliar with how to use a media player app.
As you can probably imagine, AVPlayer for iPad includes tons of features for users to enjoy. For example, you can opt to import videos from popular online storage services such as iCloud, Dropbox, and Google Drive.
You can also import media from network services like WebDAV, FTP, and more. There’s even an option to access the built-in Wi-Fi server via your computer browser, where you can drag and drop videos to upload.
The great features don’t stop there, though I was surprised to see that includes features such as Picture in Picture, gesture support, subtitle customization, and the option to add a security passcode to AVPlayer for iPad.
Another cool feature you almost never see in media player apps is the ability to adjust playback speed, as well as visual features such as brightness, contrast, and saturation. AVPlayer for iPad truly goes above and beyond when it comes to thinking of the “little things”.
When it comes to price, $0.99 is a small price to pay for a decent iPad media player app. You don’t have to worry about additional in-app purchases for things like upgrades, so what you see is what you get.
Overall, AVPlayer for iPad is a feature-rich iPad app that should be able to play most media files you throw at it. I like the fact that it supports a wide variety of ways to import videos, but I do think the lack of a tutorial or guided intro might throw new users off.
AVPlayer for iPad requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with iPad.
A small administrative fee was paid by the developer for publication of this review, which did not influence the reviewer’s opinion