• Fluent in 4K UHD videos: HEVC, HDR, AV1, up to 2160p 60fps;
• Powered by Intel QSV, DXVA, AMD & NVIDIA CUDA GPU acceleration;
• Play 4K movies, 4K DVDs and 4K recordings on Windows, Mac;
• Also support 4K media AirPlay, DLNA stream and download.
Posted by Kaylee Wood | Last update: Mar. 15, 2021
By playing 4K Ultra HD (UHD) videos via 4K video player, we can see close-ups and minutiae, since the definition of 4K videos is far beyond what a human eye can tell, based on the resolving ability of the human eye (with 20/20 vision). But it is not that easy to free play 4K UHD videos on both Windows and Mac computer, since an ordinary video player has a poor ability to handle such super high definitions, at least for now. Therefore, you need the help of a powerful and professional 4K video player to play 4K UHD videos smoothly on Windows 10 and Mac.
Get Quick Access to Free 4K Video Player
1. 5KPlayer - Popular 4K Video Player for Multiple Formats 4K UHD Media
2. VLC Player - Open-source Media Player with 4K Video Playback Ability
3. PotPlayer - Most Comprehensive 4K Video Player for Advanced Users
Here, we take 5KPlayer as an example. The free 4K video player full version – 5KPlayer is available to free download on the official site and other popular freeware download sites like Softonic, Cnet, Majorgeeks, etc. You can also safe download this robust 4K media player for your Mac and Windows (10) on this page.
Step 1: Free download 5KPlayer on your Mac or Windows 10. Install and open it. Click "5KPlayer" on the top, instead of "Library".
Step 2: Among the listed icons, choose the first one – "Video" and then open your local computer and add the source 4K file from your computer. This 4K video player accepts any video formats, resolution and definition even up to 8K. Then it just plays the video directly.
Step 3: You can pause/play, fast-forward, fast-backward, drag the progress bar, adjust volume and access AirPlay feature. Besides, you are allowed to choose audio track and subtitle track of the video on the top of the UI as you wish.
Step 4: This 4K video player software also enables you to view your Playlists in the "Library", from which you can choose to open directory, convert the 4K video and manage your media.
For example, you can add any songs and music to any categories or remove them from the playlists you want; you can sort out your Favorites or establish/add new (4K videos) playlist(s).
5KPlayer offers DLNA function for you to stream 4K videos from computer to smart 4K TV wirelessly. Simply connect your TV and computer to the same WiFi network, and turn on DLNA function on both 5KPlayer and your TV. Then, you can play 4K videos on your computer, and your TV will instantly receive the sending contents.
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