WMV on iPhone - How to Play WMV on iPhone 6s/6s Plus/SE/6/6 Plus/5/5S/5C/4/4S?

WMV to iPhone Converter - Convert WMV to iPhone More Compatible Formats for Playback

Sep 25, 2015, Posted by Andrew Smith


The following guide will introduce two methods for you in order to help you successfully play WMV on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, etc.

Note: you may also prefer to this step by step guide on how to play WMV on iPad.

Method 1 Convert WMV to iPhone Compatible Formats

Can iPhone play WMV video? Clearly, the answer is no. That's because iPhone is only compatible with video in .mp4, .m4v, .mov and .avi etc. In this case, the widely used solution is converting WMV to iPhone supported video formats if you want to play WMV on iPhone.

  • With this solution, you can smoothly convert WMV to iPhone more popular formats like WMV to MP4, WMV to MOV, WMV to M4A, etc, so you will never encounter "can't play WMV on iPhone" issue;
  • With this solution, it is easier to convert WMV to iPhone famous audio format to play WMV audio on iPhone;
  • In addition, this method also allows you to convert almost all video files like MKV, FLV, MXF, WebM, MTS/M2TS, AVCHD, MOD, TOD, SWF, RM, RMVB, WTV, SMV, M2V, etc to iPhone compatible video formats for playback;
  • Besides converting videos, this method also helps you convert iPhone incompatible FLAC, M4B, OPUS, Vorbis, DTS, OGG, OGA, MKA, WMA, XWM, 3GA, RA, RAM, CAF, MPC, QCP, VOC, VOX, APE, AU, AUD, GSM and more audio formats to iPhone supported format MP3, AAC, AIFF, etc;

If you decide to implement this method, a useful and practical tool is necessary and Faasoft WMV to iPhone Converter for Mac and Windows is just such one. It does not only support convert WMV and other video and audio files to iPhone compatible formats, but also lets you edit WMV video in many ways before play WMV on iPhone.

Convert WMV to iPhone

First get this WMV to iPhone Converter by clicking "Free Download" button on this page and follow the wizard to install it. And then start to convert WMV to iPhone formats.

Step 1 Add WMV file
Click "File" menu to select "Add File (s)" or "Add Folder" button to open WMV file that you want to convert from your computer. Or just drag and drop WMV video to the program to load it.

Step 2 Set iPhone formats
Click "Profile" drop-down button to choose output from "iPhone" category. Or assign output format as MP4, AVI, MOV, etc from "General Video" category.

Step 3 Finish the conversion
After everything is ok, click "Convert" button on the bottom of the WMV to iPhone Converter and then the rest of the work will be done automatically by this converter.

Method 2 Play WMV on iPhone with Some Players

In this method, you only need to install a player on your iPhone and then you can watch WMV movie on iPhone without any hassle. Here, we recommend three of them for you for reference

Plex Player supports watching MKV, WMV, VOB, and many other types of video files on iOS devices (iPhone included). In fact, it also works as a useful player on computer too.

Cons: Will sometimes stop loading files.

PlayerXtreme HD is a comprehensive audio and video player that helps you watch your movies on the go from anywhere in any format even if they don't normally play or even sync with your iPhone!

Cons: Crashes randomly at times.

VLC for iOS is designed for playing video on iOS freely. With it, you can play a wide range of different movie files on your iPhone.

Cons: The videos are laggy sometimes.


The above two methods are the most common solutions to how to play WMV on iPhone. They also apply to solve "can't play MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, FLV, etc video on iPhone". No matter which method you choose, you will be able to play WMV on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, etc.