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Documents Updates with New Video Actions to Bring the Best Video Player on iOS

TL;DRDocuments now lets you extract audio from videos, brings the Video mini-player, “Always Landscape” mode, and Chromecast support.

Documents by Readdle is a super app where all your files come to life. This is a place for file action, not just simple storage. We’ve built Documents to supercharge your iPhone & iPad, so you can do what you want with your files, from downloading music to PDF editing.

Many of you use Documents to watch videos, so we keep improving the video player in the app to amaze you with its capabilities. You can open videos in all possible file formats, enjoy movies with subtitles, and use gestures to manage videos. With today’s update, you can do even more with your movies and TV shows. All the features below are available for free to all users.

Update Documents now, and let’s dive in!

Extract audio from video files

Extract audio from your video lectures or music videos while your original video remains untouched. Now, you don’t need any suspicious online converters for this task. Documents handles all the magic for you. Here are some examples:

  1. You open a History lecture, but there are no exciting slides on the screen, just your professor speaking. Extract an mp3 with a lecturer’s voice, so you can educate yourself on the go. 
  2. You’ve watched a new music video 10 times in a row, and now it’s stuck in your head. Just extract a song from that video and sing along to it while walking or doing housework.

Here’s how to extract audio from video in Documents: 

  1. Open your video and tap the Video Actions iconat the top right of the screen. 
  2. Select Extract Audio > Extract mp3 file
  3. Tap Show in My Files to access your audio. 

Multitask with Video mini-player

Watch videos while browsing other files with the new Video mini-player. You can now play a video in a small window while doing other things in Documents. Just open the video and swipe down to minimize it.


Watch a lecture while making notes in the margins of your textbook. Enjoy a hands-on review of a new bike while googling where to buy it in your city. There are many ways to use it to boost your productivity.

Note: Besides the new Video mini-player, Documents also supports Picture in Picture on iPhones in iOS 14.

Enjoy movies comfortably with the “Always Landscape” mode

Enable the new “Always Landscape” setting to always watch videos in the most comfortable mode.

For this, just tap the Video Actions iconin the video player and turn on the Always Landscape toggle. No matter how you rotate the screen of your device, Documents will play videos in the landscape orientation. This is perfect for lying in a bed with the latest episode of your favorite show.

Stream videos to your TV with Google Chromecast

Documents adds Chromecast support to let you enjoy your favorite movies on your TV. Many of you have asked for this feature, and we’re delighted to deliver it!

Here’s how to cast from Documents to your TV:

  1. Make sure your Chromecast and iPhone or iPad are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open the video you’d like to cast and tap the Video Actions icon.
  3. Tap Stream to Chromecast.
  4. Pick the device you’d like to cast to.

That’s all! Now, you can use your iPhone with Documents as a remote control while watching a movie on your TV.


With all these new video actions, you won’t need a separate video player app anymore. Documents is now a place where all your videos come to life. Have fun with the movies, educate yourself with video lectures, dance with the music videos. Documents is always there for you. 

Update Documents now and check the new video player in action!

Maria Henyk Maria Henyk



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