Not long ago we reviewed PV Star. A free application for Android which does get some stars based on its functionality and usability. A key feature kept in mind while development is to allow users to have a continuous background playback from YouTube. The application was received well in the market and it made its place.
PV Star allows its users to create YouTube playlists, loop, shuffle, and run playlists/content in the background while performing tasks on other Android applications. After a lot of thorough research within Google Play Market, and Android and YouTube users, NextVid deserved a review. It’s an app developed by NextVid.com. (Of course, that is not famous among video playback users yet). But it’s completely powered by YouTube. Why we selected it for review? Because its gaining market in Google Play Store with more than 500,000 downloads.
Moving on It’s another free application similar to PV Star and allows its user to create and play playlists in the background while performing other tasks such as running applications, viewing emails, browsing the web or simply the device is off. Yet the playback can be heard just like any music player. Once the app is installed, users can go on with a quick search. Get access to playlists, recent clips played and music. The music category is defined based on artist playlists.
Users can open an existing playlist i.e. Top Gear Challenges. Afterwards, play clips on their own or as a playlist. The ability to save and share is similar to other available applications is also there. Tap the description icon next to clip information to get complete stats of the clips. Finding related clips is also made possible by the video descriptions.
Player quality can be set to Auto Detect, HTML5 Quality or low Quality. This can be achieved by accessing Application settings from the home screen. From the same settings, users can clear the video cache and reset the application to default settings.
After playing a video, it can be added to the playlist. Not the best feature but it’s there. By default, a user would expect to long hold on clip description and simply an option to add it to the playlist. MyPlayer is a default player within the application which plays the video. A bit negative again, because if the device repository is brought in, the performance would be better.
We pass the app. Yes, we do! The user interface is friendly and accessible. Though, some updates would definitely make it better i.e. better playback, easy to create playlists, and the ability to support all Android versions. Do download it, since it’s less than an MB. And don’t forget to share your thoughts and your favourite YouTube player for Android. We might consider it for a review.
The application has been removed from Google App Store.