The File Extensions Database

.WVM File Extension

  • Developer by: Google
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .WVM file?

.WVM is Google Play Video File

A WVM file is a video file used by Google Play Movies & TV, an Android app used to watch purchased or rented movies and TV shows. It contains video downloaded from Google Play that is saved in a proprietary format similar to MPEG-4. WVM files are encrypted with Widevine, a DRM platform for protecting copyrighted content.

You probably will never see the actual WVM file on your Android device. You will most likely only see the movie or TV show in the WVM file within the Google Play Movies & TV app. However, if you have a file manager installed you can navigate to the WVM file located in the following directory:

WVM files appear to be saved in the same format as .WMV files but are not interchangeable. Do not attempt to change the ".wvm" extension to ".wmv". If you come across a WVM file you will not be able to play it on your computer because of the DRM encryption. The WVM file is created and encrypted in order to be played only in Google Play Movies & TV.

NOTE: You can convert a WVM file to another file, such as .MP4 or .MKV, which is supported by other desktop and mobile video players. Handbrake and Brorsoft Video Converter allow you to convert WVM files to other video formats.

Programs that open Google Play Video File
Brorsoft Video Converter
Google Play Movies & TV

How to solve problems with WVM files

  • Associate the WVM file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any WVM file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.WVM files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the WVM file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .WVM is Google Play Video File. Because only the current version supports the latest WVM file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Google manufacturer website after an available .WVM is Google Play Video File update.
  • To make sure that your WVM file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.