Free 8K Video Player for macOS

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Elmedia 4.9 Rank based on 378+ users, Reviews(367)

Why are we so drawn to 8K videos? Quality is the reason! The majority of people will of course prefer the high-quality videos, if they can ensure the reliable playback of 8K on Mac. The quality of 8K video playback depends on the display of device you are going to play 8K on. For the 8K videos playback with real 7680×4320 quality you'll need the Retina display, iMac 5K or iMac 8K.

Elmedia Player - best 8K player for macOS

Once you have figured out the best hardware for the task, you are ready to find the most suitable 8K video player for Mac. Not every media player will make a good 8K media player for Mac though.

Elmedia Player
Category: Video
Requirements: OS X 10.9+, 65.23MB free space. Version 7.2.1(1778). (23rd Mar, 2019). 4.9 Rank based on 378+ users, Reviews(367)

According to research and testing such players as VLC media player, KMplayer, GOMplayer, 5KPlayer, and Elmedia Player make the cut as the best choices for a Mac 8K player. We'll take a look at Elmedia Player PRO in this article.


To play 8K video files on Mac you just need to do this:


  1. Download and install Elmedia Player on your Mac from here.
  2. Add 8K movie to Elmedia and enjoy it to the fullest!

You can add a file to player in three different ways:

  1. Open the player and go to "File" menu. There use one of the "Open" options.
  2. Open the player and drop the file to the open window or without even opening the player - onto the icon in the Dock.
  3. In Finder use a context menu to choose “Open with” option, then select Elmedia Player.

Elmedia Player has its native web browser for an enjoyable experience with online 8K videos. Without leaving the app you can browse for 8K movies and watch them right there. And if you decide to invest in Elmedia Player PRO, you'll be able to download online movies straight to your computer, Elmedia supports pretty much any type of online video downloading.

Elmedia Player PRO also offers streaming of 4K and 8K videos to AirPlay devices, even though Apple TV doesn't play 4K and 8K videos natively.

Elmedia Player
Requirements: OS X 10.9+ , 65.23MB free space
Version 7.2.1(1778) (23rd Mar, 2019) Release notes
Category: MultimediaApplication