About Jim Styn

Jim Styn works on marketing at DivX. He can usually be found working hard at his desk, giving gum away to fellow employees, or quoting ‘The Big Lebowski’.

Should I Download DivX Mobile? (Yes, and here’s why…)

If you haven’t downloaded DivX Mobile, you should really go ahead and do so now. It’s free, it’s available for iPhone and Android, it’s got some great features and it’s free. Did I mention that it’s free? (And if you’ve already got the app on your phone – thank you!)

So why should you trust me and rush off to download DivX Mobile? Great question – and thanks for the convenient prompt.

First off, what is this app? In the simplest terms, DivX Mobile lets you cast video (in up to 4K resolution) to your TV and play video (including DivX files) on your phone.

Let’s look at that more closely…

VIDEO CASTING
What this means: You can cast video from your phone directly to supported smart TVs OR you can use a variety of media devices such as Roku, Apple TV, Xbox, Chromecast, etc. to watch your videos. The app can even handle casting 4K video.

Why this is cool: This means that you can watch video from your phone on your TV regardless of brand or device types. Now you can cast from an Android phone to an Apple TV, or to your connected Samsung TV from your iPhone.

For example: No need to huddle around your phone – share the great (and not-so-great) videos and photos you’ve captured on your phone with your family and friends on the big screen.

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VIDEO PLAYBACK
What this means: Enjoy popular video files, including DivX video, on your phone. Some files may require DivX Mobile Pro ($3.99 USD) to enable Dolby and DTS audio or to play MPEG-4 AVI files.

Why this is cool: You can now enjoy videos on your phone that your native video player can’t play. Just get the videos from your computer, DivX Media Server, Dropbox or Google Drive, and it’s like having DivX Player in your pocket. If you have a video that won’t play, you can also use DivX Converter (in free DivX Software) to convert your video so it will play in the DivX Mobile player. (See the FAQ for the full list of what files are supported.)

For example: You have movies/shows you’ve saved on your computer that won’t currently play on your phone. Download your files to your phone and take them to go.

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There are more features to talk about (e.g. easily upload and download media to/from Dropbox and Google Drive, use the free DivX Media Server to browse videos on your computer and download or stream them to your phone), but we’ll save that for another day.

Just a reminder, DivX Mobile is free (I know I already said that several times) and available in the  iTunes App Store or from the Google Play store

Learn more about DivX Mobile

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Take 40 seconds to see what the DivX Mobile app is all about…

DivX Mobile lets you cast video (in up to 4K resolution) to your TV and play video (including DivX files) on your phone. 

Download it for FREE today:
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