View Videos on Samsung Galaxy S4

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Samsung Galaxy S4 has a big screen that is suitable for viewing videos on your phone. This VisiHow article will discuss on how to view videos on your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the default video player.

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View videos on Samsung Galaxy S4

Following the instructions below will allow you to view videos on S4:

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    Go to Samsung Galaxy S4's home menu.
    You can do this by pressing on the "Home" button once, or tapping on the back button a few times.
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    Tap on the "Apps" icon
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    to see the list of currently installed applications on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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    From the list of applications on your Samsung Galaxy S4, look for the Gallery app and tap on it to open your phone's gallery.
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    You will then be taken to the list of files on your Gallery.
    Tap on a folder that contains the video that you want to open.
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    A list of all videos in the folder will show.
    The list will be shown by thumbnail. Tap on a thumbnail to view a large version of the thumbnail.
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    Tap on "Play" to start playing the preferred video on you Samsung Galaxy S4.
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    The video will now start playing.
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    You can also browse through the video files by swiping to the left of the bigger thumbnail.
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    You can also swipe to the left and right on the smaller thumbnails to navigate through the other videos.
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    You have successfully learned how to view videos on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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How to view videos while doing other stuff with your Galaxy S4

You can also view videos on your Samsung Galaxy S4 while doing other stuffs with your phone. You can enjoy the same multi-tasking and video minimizing features as that of a computer on your device. Follow the procedures below to learn it.

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  1. 1
    Go to your Home screen by tapping on the Back key for a few times or pressing the Home button once.
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  2. 2
    From your Galaxy S4's Home screen, tap on the Apps icon on the lower-right part of it.
    This will take you to the application menu.
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  3. 3
    From the Application Menu, find "Gallery" and tap on it to open.
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  4. 4
    Locate the video that you want to open.
    Tap on the video to start playing it. If you will be asked for the application that will play the video, always choose "Video Player" (Samsung's native video player application).
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    While the video is playing, tap on the minimize video icon.
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    This will minimize your video and allows you to use your phone normally.
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    Tap and hold on a video, then drag it to the location where you want should you opt to move it.
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    You can try composing and sending a short message to see that the feature works.
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    You have successfully learned how to view videos while doing stuff on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
    We also have a full article about Do Other Tasks on Samsung Galaxy S4 While Playing Videos (Video Multitasking) should you want a more detailed instructions.
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