- MX Player Beta gets the ability to download video from 3rd-party sites
- Supported sites include Google, Yahoo, Indiatimes, Facebook, Instagram
- The feature will soon be available on the stable version of MX Player.
MX player which recently underwent a metamorphosis after Times group bought it and launched an Ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) streaming service, has now added the ability to download videos from supported third-party sites in its Beta version app. The feature will soon be available on the stable version of the app as well.
The update notes of MX player Beta app version 2.8.0 reads ‘Using 3rd-party apps to download videos for watching in MX Player? We bring you video downloader- Now download and watch together in MX player.’ Currently, users depend on apps like Videoder to download videos from sites like Youtube, Facebook, Voot, Sony Liv, etc.
The download 3rd-party video feature currently supports downloading from Google, Yahoo, Indiatimes, Facebook, and Instagram but a downside to this feature is that unlike Videoder, the videos downloaded through MX Player Are only playable within MX Player and cannot be shared externally over Whatsapp or other messenger apps, something which you can easily do with Videoder.
Earlier MX Player added the ability to share files between smartphones which have the app installed, putting it in competition with the likes of Shareit and Xender. Later it added the feature to stream video over an SMB server on the LAN. Now, this video downloading function will add another feather to its cap.