Convert MKV
1.1 AVI to MKV
1.2 Blu-ray to MKV
1.3 Convert Between VOB and MKV
1.4 Convert ISO to MKV
1.5 Extract Audio From MKV
1.6 MKV to AVI
1.7 MKV to iTunes
1.8 MKV to MOV
1.9 MKV to MPEG
1.10 MKV to XviD and DivX
1.11 Split Screen on TikTok
MKV Issues
2.1 What Is MKV File
2.2 MKV Recorder
Play MKV
3.1 Chromecast MKV
3.2 Play MKV Files
3.3 Play MKV on Apple TV
3.4 Play MKV on iPad
3.5 Play MKV on iPhone
3.6 Play MKV on PS4
3.7 Play MKV on Xbox One/360
3.8 VLC Play MKV
3.9 Plex Plays MKV
Edit MKV
4.1 Compress MKV
4.2 Merge MKV Files
4.3 MKV Cutter
4.4 MKV Editor
4.5 Top MKV Splitter

How to Play MKV Video Files on iPad with or without Converting

How to Play MKV Video Files on iPad with or without Converting

Can iPad play MKV files?

It depends. Apple iPad doesn't support the MKV video playback officially. The default Files app is not capable to play MKV on iPad. You cannot double-click on the MKV files stored within the Files app on iPad directly.

But it is still possible to watch MKV videos and movies on iPad. There are 2 easy ways to bypass the iPad compatible format limit. Let's see what you can do to play MKV video on iPad successfully.

Play MKV on iPad

Part 1: How to Convert MKV to iPad Format

If you want to play MKV files on iPad Files, you need to change the video format from MKV to iPad compatible formats. In another word, you should convert MKV to H.264, MP4, M4V, MOV, MPEG-4 and M-JPEG. It seems a little complicated to figure out iPad formats. During this time, you can use AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate to convert MKV to iPad profile. The iPad profile contains all playable video and audio formats. You can convert MKV to MP4 and other iPad supported formats freely. Moreover, the MKV to iPad converter also provides other advanced features.

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Step 1: Free download AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate on your computer. Launch the iPad MKV converter after the installation. Click Add Files to import your MKV files. Or you can drag and drop MKV files into the main interface directly.

Add File

Step 2: To play MKV files on iPad, unfold the Convert All to list. You can find it on the top right corner. Go to the Device section, choose iPad and select compatible iPad video formats.


Step 3: Change the output path by clicking Save to near the bottom. Select all MKV video files. At last, click Convert All to convert and play .mkv files on iPad.

Convert All

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Part 2: How to Play MKV Files on iPad with VLC

Even though the iPad Files app cannot open MKV video files, you can use VLC for Mobile as an alternative. The iPad MKV player is free to download and use. You can use other iPad MKV players for iPad as well.

Step 1: Download VLC for Mobile from the App Store to your iPad.

Step 2: Open the Files app on iPad. Find which MKV video you want to play on iPad.

Step 3: Tap on it and choose Share. Select the VLC icon to share MKV video to VLC for iOS app.

Step 4: Now your MKV video will appear in the VLC app. You can play a MKV video on iPad within the VLC app directly.

Play MKV With VC iPad

Part 3: FAQs of iPad MKV Playback

How to transfer MKV files from computer to iPad?

After changing the video format from MKV to iPad compatible format, you need to move the converted MKV video to iPad. Of course, you can upload MKV files to iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive and many other cloud storage space. Or you can use iTunes and USB connection for the iPad MKV transferring process.

What iPad MKV player to use?

It is supported to play MKV files on iPad without converting. All you need is a portable video player. If you don't like VLC for iOS app, you can take a look at PlayerXtreme Media Player, AV Player HD, GoodPlayer, OPlayerHD and more.

How to watch MKV movies on iPad stored on NAS?

To play MKV from NAS on iPad, you can tap the More icon on the to Browse sidebar. Choose Connect to Server and then enter the local hostname. Later, you can tap Connect to connect NAS with iPad as a guest or registered user. As a result, you can play and stream from NAS on iPad.


That's all to play MKV files on iPad Pro 4th/Air 4th and other earlier versions. You can use AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate or third-party iPad MKV player apps to get the iPad MKV video playback. If you know other good ways to watch MKV movies on iPad, you can feel free to share in the comments below.

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