5KPlayer for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 6.9
  • 3.3
  • (87)
  • Security Status

Play your videos without difficulty

5KPlayer plays your videos in high definition, can download them from Youtube or Dailymotion, and can even send them to your TV or big screen through AirPlay. Much easier than other media players yet still quick and reliable in everything it does. Perfect for those who just want to play videos without complications.

Play what you want, when you want

Upon opening 5KPlayer you can easily choose which type of content to play. High definition video (including 4k and 5k), MP3 audio, DVD movies, and even streaming online radio are supported. The controls are what you would expect from a typical media player, with the addition of image manipulation controls.

Do you like downloading music videos from Youtube or Dailymotion? 5KPlayer can give you a hand: paste in the video address and the application will download it in high quality and save it to your video library, with the option to convert it to MP3 or AAC so you can listen to just the audio portion.

AirPlay integration is an interesting addition that allows you to send video and audio to any screen or speakers connected to your local network. If you have Apple TV, for example, you can tell 5KPlayer to play any video on the TV and vice versa (5KPlayer can also receive content from AirPlay).

Rounding out the features are the two configuration windows, one for sound and the other for the image, allowing you to change things like brightness and color while videos are playing. On the other hand, subtitle options and play settings are missing.

It handles with ease

5KPlayer guides you from the beginning, suggesting common options and hiding everything that isn't absolutely necessary. This simplicity, more like a phone app than a desktop application, is honestly welcome, especially when compared to the complexity of VLC.

We didn't run into any problems during our testing: playback, downloading, and converting videos went smoothly and without issue. In this sense we could say 5KPlayer performs its primary functions flawlessly.

Easier than VLC, more powerful than QuickTime

If you're tired of VLC's complexity and you're looking for a more powerful alternative to the default Mac OS X media player, 5KPlayer just might be an excellent middle ground.

5KPlayer is the first all-in-one free media player for Mac OS. Play/AirPlay stream/download any video and music.

5KPlayer makes new breakthroughs in media playback for Mac OS as a free HD video player, music player, AirPlay streamer and free online video/music downloader.

Key features:
1. New-style video player

5KPlayer plays all 4K, 5K, 1080p/1080i videos including MKV, M2TS, AVCHD on Mac. It also supports DVD movie, radio, AVI, WMV, MP4, YouTube video and MP3 music.

2. AirPlay receiver/sender.

By supporting Apple’s AirPlay tech, 5KPlayer helps you easily stream video music from iPhone, iPad to Mac, or from Mac to Apple TV.

3. Free online video/music downloader.

5KPlayer is built with an online video downloader and video (YouTube) to MP3 converter. It can download video/music free from YouTube (Vevo), and other 300+ online video sites.


  • Very easy to use
  • Equalizer and tuner
  • Download videos from Youtube
  • MP3 converter
  • AirPlay Compatible


  • Not very configurable
  • No subtitle options

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5KPlayer for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 6.9
  • 3.3
  • (87)
  • Security Status

User reviews about 5KPlayer

  • Nero Nets

    by Nero Nets

    Too hard to remove.
    I dont like this app because it spread in all system, including auto-start without permission. To not talk about the icons, even change the default program, I see ghost icons of this app.
    Cons: need a less intrusive in More


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