NOVA Video Player

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About this app

Nova is an opeN sOurce Video plAyer designed for tablets, phones and AndroidTV devices.available at

Universal player:
- Play videos from your computer, server (FTP, SFTP, WebDAV), NAS (SMB, UPnP)
- Play videos from external USB storage
- Videos from all sources integrated in a unified multimedia collection
- Automatic online retrieval of movie and TV show descriptions with posters and backdrops
- Integrated subtitle download

Best player:
- Hardware accelerated video decoding for most devices and video formats
- Multi-audio tracks and mutli-subtitles support
- Supported file formats: MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc.
- Supported subtitle file types: SRT, SUB, ASS, SMI, etc.

TV friendly:
- Dedicated “leanback” user interface for Android TV
- AC3/DTS passthrough (HDMI or S/PDIF) on supported hardware: Nexus Player, NVidia SHIELD TV, Rockchip and AmLogic based TV-boxes
- 3D support with side-by-side and top-bottom formats playback for 3D TVs
- Audio Boost mode to increase the volume level
- Night Mode to dynamically adjust the volume level

Browse the way you want:
- Instant access to recently added and recently played videos
- Browse movies by name, genre, year, duration, rating
- Browse TV shows by seasons
- Folder browsing supported

And even more:
- Multi-device network video resume
- NFO metadata processing for descriptions and posters
- Scheduled rescan of your network content (Leanback UI only)
- Private mode: temporarily disable playback history recording
- Manually adjust subtitles synchronization
- Manually adjust audio/video synchronization
- Track what your collection and what you have watched via Trakt

In case you have an issue or a request about this app, please check our Reddit support community at this address:

If you experience any issue with video hardware decoding you can force software decoding in the application preferences.

You are welcome to contribute to the translation of the application at

NOVA stands for opeN sOurce Video plAyer.
Updated on
May 5, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

5.55K reviews
DJWildBill Corson
May 14, 2024
Bada$$ app love this app ^5 to the developers. I have had plex for years but the audio in playback is awful voices are so low explosions are to loud. I wanted a app to stream my library to my firesticks. This app works great even has meta data just index and it loads the cover art. I have used this on my tablet firesticks and phones. Be nice if I could share my library outside my network like plex but still this app is great 👍 and no Ads even better! Oh and it has audio boost too.
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Dave M
May 9, 2024
Unable to see or play audio files. As a full featured media player it should be able to play mp3 and audio files too, But, it insists on searching for videos instead. It takes a long time to do anything even when I direct it to a specific small folder with only two or three files in it and then says nothing found.
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Kris Frausto
July 30, 2023
Easy to setup interface. For me the video player is unusable as it keeps randomly stopping video playback and goes back to the menu. Thankfully it's easy to replace the video player choice, but it would be great if the built in player worked better. The built in player is so far the only player I found that will auto play the next video in a directory.
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What's new

- Fix hide subtitles by default not working regression
- Fix subs not passed to external video player
- Fix posters not downloading on old Android version
- Android TV icon update for Google Play compliance
- Add Android 12 frame rate matching feature support
- Add missing season actors to tv show episode cast
- Scrape shows and movies without air date reported by TMDB
- Fix preferred audio language not applied
- Fix cannot download subs when logged in on