RealPlayer for Android Updated with UI Overhaul


RealPlayer, a company that used to be engrained in the very fabric of the web when it came to playing back audio and video, has fallen a bit off the map lately. Their recently released Android app isn’t necessarily creating and big splashes, but they have taken the critique and criticism to heart and put out a pretty large-scale update to their Android service. The biggest facet of the update is an overhauled user interface “designed to make accessing and enjoying media more seamless.” Other enhancements:

  • A redesigned home screen
  • A widget allowing playback from the home screen
  • Enhanced graphics
  • A feature for videos and song removal
  • An improved way to select directories for music, videos and photos
  • Landscape mode for music playback
  • Music playback by directory folder
  • A quick way to hide video status bar
  • A selection for video aspect ratio
  • Removal of the roulette wheel
  • Support for music playlists playback

You can read even more about it over at the RealNetworks Blog, or dive right in by downloading the updated version of RealPlayer from the Android Market now.

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  1. It’s about time! the old app was ancient!

  2. Is it just me or isn’t this on the Market? is it US only?

  3. It’s good to seBUFFERINGe RealPlayer bacBUFFERINGk in the game.

  4. I have always hated realplayer, and always will, why would anyone use it? It is useless and highly restricted. As part of an IT helpdesk the first thing I do when cleaning a pc is dump realplayer, a memory and autostarting hog on Windows. Please die quickly realplayer.

  5. back when this was a massively used application for all web videos, it sucked. Now that it’s not a widley used application, for quite some time now, it still sucks

  6. @sense – I can’t find it in the market either and I’m in the US. (Nexus S, 2.3)

  7. I downloaded it and tried it out. It’s ok. The interface is clean. It’s not loaded with features at all. Very simple. I wonder if they have their own engine because the m4v play lagged.

  8. Not a patch on Music PlayerPro. Competition between music players is great for the consumer. Unfortunately this is far competition and the levels of Music PlayerPro, PowerAmp and Museek. They should be able to do better … c’mon

  9. Same here NS 2.3 cant find it…

  10. Wow, I didnt even know this was available for Android…

  11. as an IT, all the crap I had to deal with from RealPlayer. NO THANK YOU! RealPlayer should die and be forgotten in history pages and only remembered by developers on how not to write crapware.

  12. Real still exists? Sad.

  13. Why the hell would I ever use the steaming pile of shit that is Real Player?

  14. Iphone ui is smoother

  15. Does it finally support RTSP streams?

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