How to Solve Android TV Won't Play AVI files

How to Convert AVI to Android TV for Playback

Watch AVI movies on Android TV

Facing problems when you try to stream and play AVI movies on Android TV via USB flash drive? Luckily, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Let's find it out.

Android TV added support for some new formats in recent years, but still not including AVI. Even the latest models like Hisense Android TV doesn't support 1080P AVI format. However, many Android TV users are trying to figure out a way to watch AVI files on their TVs. But why does AVI playback on Android TV means a lot? Firstly, let's learn about what the AVI format is.

AVI, also known as Audio Video Interleave format, is one of the most famous containers to store video, audio and subtitle tracks in DivX codecs. For many movie lovers, AVI format is definitely the good option to store movie files, as it not only stores movies in high quality but preserves complete contents. AVI files can not be supported by Android TV by default. AVI is a multimedia container format which can’t by played by Android TV including Sony Android TV, TCL Android TV, Hisense Android TV, Samsung Android TV, Panasonic Android TV and Phillips Android TV. So how to play AVI in the media player of your Android TV?

Today, we will provide a full guide on how to convert AVI to an Android TV-supported format. Before start, let's know more about the Android TV compatible formats, so we will know what we should convert AVI to.


1. Know about Android TV Supported Video Formats

2. How to choose the best AVI to Android TV converter?

3. How to Convert and Transfer AVI to Android TV

4. FAQs About AVI Playback on Android TV

Know about Android TV Supported Video Formats

Android TV supports several kinds of container formats and more than a dozen video/audio codecs. The three most common patterns is MP4 container with H.264 video codec + AAC or AC3 audio codec.

MP4 is the most widely used container format, which is compatible with almost all devices. So, you need to convert your AVI videos to H.264 MP4 via a third-party software. However, it is important to note that a video conversion between different formats is actually the process of decoding and re-encoding the video. If you randomly find a video converter in the market to convert AVI to Android TV, you would probably get a converted video with lossy quality.

To keep the original quality of an AVI video, we should take at least the below factors into consideration during conversion: video codec, frame rate, resolution, and bitrates. The higher the compression ratio, the more quality degradation.

Now, let's learn about how to use the best video converter, equipped with customizable conversion parameters, to convert AVI to Android TV USB format for high-quality and hassle-free playback.

How to choose the best AVI to Android TV converter?

If you only need to convert small size video, using online converter is a convenient way to convert AVI to Android TV supported video format - MP4, such as HandBrake. But if you need to convert large file size video, you may need to wait for hours. If you pay great attention to the output quality and the effectiveness, then Acrok Video Converter Ultimate can be the most effective and best method to convert AVI to H.264 MP4 for playing on Android TV. It can convert lager AVI file to any format you want at 40X faster speed without losing video quality. The output quality of Acrok supports HD, 4K, 5K, and even up to 8K Ultra HD.

How to Convert and Transfer AVI to Android TV

Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is an excellent AVI to Android TV converter with Windows and Mac versions. It provides an ultimate solution to achieve lossless or lossy compression via customizable video codec, audio codec, resolution, frame rate, and bitrate for your own conversion needs.

It also offers multiple preset options for popular devices and video streaming platforms for hassle-free conversion for every novice. What's more, it supports over 200 video/audio formats, which could totally cover all your conversion needs in daily life.

Main Features of Acrok Video Converter Ultimate

200+ video/audio format support
Both lossless and lossy compression support
Batch conversion at a 40X faster speed
Rip convert Blu-ray/DVD to Android TV supported format
Powerful toolbox to crop, trim, add subtitles, watermark, filters, etc.
Easy-to-go with concise UI

Now let's see how to convert AVI to Android TV with Acrok AVI Video Converter.


Add video

Click the "Add file" icon to add AVI video or drag the video to the interface. As batch conversion is supported, you can add a whole folder or multiple AVI videos for conversion.

Acrok Video Converter Ultimate - Convert AVI to Android TV supported video format


Select the Output Format

Click the top right corner to select the output format. You can pick H.264 MP4 when converting AVI to Android TV compatible formats.

Android TV supported video format

Tip: You can go to the "HDTV" category and select preset profiles for your TV if you cannot decide which format to choose.


Start Video Conversion

Click the "Convert" button directly to change the format of the original AVI video. When it is over, you can find the video that optimized for your Android TV model by clicking "Open" button.


Transfer Video to Your Android TV

Now it's time to transfer the converted video to your UAB flash drive. Insert your USB stick into tthe interface or your Android TV. Now you can play the converted AVI videos on your Android TV freely.

FAQs About AVI Playback on Android TV

1. How to Play AVI Files on Android TV Directly?

If you want to play watch files on Android TV without converting, you should prepare a powerful AVI player. And VLC Media Player should be the best option, which is available not only Android, iOS but also PCs. Most importantly, this totally-free media player supports multiple media formats including AVI.

USB flash drive: Connect a correctly formatted USB with your movie on it to the Android TV's USB port.
Plex app: Store and stream your personal movies with Netflix style navigation by using the Plex app on your Android TV.
HDMI: Use an HDMI cord to mirror a display on your computer to your Android TV.
Cast using Miracast or Chromecast: Use your computer, mobile phone or tablet to cast or mirror your display to your Android Tv.
Cast using Airplay: Use your MacBook, iPhone or iPad to cast or mirror your display to your Android Tv.

2. Can I Also Convert AVI to Other Formats for Playback on Android TV?

Absolutely Yes. Although AVI has many advantages like better video quality, and more support for video/audio codecs, it may not work on some devices. To enjoy a better viewing experience not only on iPhone but also on your other portable devices, you can convert AVI to other formats like 3GP, MPG, WMV by using a free video converter.


AVI as a premium video format is so useful for storing high-quality movies. If there is no AVI to Android TV converter, you can't enjoy your fantastic AVI collections on your Android TV. Thanks to Acrok Video Converter Ultimate AVI playback on Android TV comes true. More importantly, with support of more than 200 formats, it's a one-stop media converter that meets almost all your needs for video conversion aspects in your daily life.

That's it. With the method introduced above, you can convert AVI , MKV, MTS, MOV to Android TV easily. What's more, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate can edit your video before conversion, and enhance video quality. With more than 300 kinds of formats supporting, it's more than just an AVI to Android TV converter. It's a one-stop media converter that meets almost all your needs for video conversion aspects in your daily life.


Load your MKV movies

Install and run the best MKV to Android TV Converter. Click "Add File" icon to import MKV source media.

Acrok Video Converter Ultimate - Convert video to Hisense Android TV supported video format


Select MP4 as output format

From "Format" list, choose "H.264 Video (.mp4)" as target format from "Common Video" column.

Hisense Android TV video format

Tip 1: Set advanced settings
If necessary, you can click "Settings" button and go to "Profiles Settings" panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels.

Tip 2: Edit MKV Video

Select the video you plan to edit then click "Edit" icon to ectivate editing function. You can trim, crop the MKV video, and you can add 3D effects onto the loaded MKV files.


Start covnerting MKV for Hisense Android TV playback

When ready, click "Convert" button to start conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MP4 files easily. Transfer the converted videos to your flash drive, your Hisense Android TV can ead and play the movies smoontly now.

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