MX Player is legit for Windows and Windows Phone, but still early 'prototype'

Yesterday we reported on MX Player arriving for Windows and Windows Phone. Considering that the player is massively popular on Android (partially due to poor native playback on that platform), MX Player arriving on Windows and Windows Phone could be perceived as nothing but good news.

However, at the time we expressed uncertainty as to its legitimacy for various reasons, including the developer not mentioning its existence. Because of this, we would held off on celebrating until we could confirm whether it was real or not (our emails to the developer went unanswered). Today, we can finally say that yes, it is real but we are looking at some very early stages of development.

Two pieces of evidence confirm that the app is authentic. For one, the developer himself left a concise endorsement buried in the XDA forums:

"This is NOT fake but a early prototype version. We just begun to develop Windows 8 version."

Additionally, on their website if you follow their links deep enough, you can see a mention of the Windows Store privacy policy.

Unfortunately, that is it right now for any official endorsement of the app, as their website front page still does not mention their involvement with the Windows and Windows Phone ports.

For now, the MX Player app is nothing more than a rudimentary media player. Some early reports suggest that it does not yet handle MKV files, just MP4, reducing its usefulness to those on Windows Phone. Still, we are certainly glad to see the app on the Store and look forward to future updates. For now, you can try either app as both are free and no risk at this time.

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.