Files with pls file extension can be typically found as audio playlists for media players that contain either list of songs or radio stations.

There are 6 other file types using
the PLS file extension!

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empty icon.pls - PicoLog settings

PLS file extension - Media playlist

What is pls file? How to open pls files?

File type specification:

Settings, options, themes or skins file type icon Settings, options, themes or skins file type

pls file icon: pls filetype icon

The pls file extension is commonly used for various playlists, used either to story list of songs or radio stations.

It is somewhat of a universal format that is supported in most media players nowadays, but most prominently was used in WinAmp. Also the now defunct audio service Napster, used pls playlists.

Updated: April 21, 2024

The default software associated to open pls file:

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

Very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other operating systems and platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

Playlist Manager picture or screenshot

Playlist Manager  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Sprintbit Corporation

Sprintbit Playlist Manager is advanced playlist creator and manager with a lot of useful features for playlist editing management and playback

Help how to open:

You can open *.pls playlist in most media players and listen to the songs (provided you have them) or radio stations that are listed in them.

How to convert:

Can be converted to other playlist formats, for example .m3u, .wpl and more.

Find conversions from pls file:

pls to b4s

pls to m3u

pls to m3u8

pls to mp3

pls to wav

pls to wpl

Find converter to pls file type:

b4s to pls

m3u to pls

m3u8 to pls

wav to pls

wpl to pls

xspf to pls

List of software applications associated to the .pls file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open pls file, edit pls file, convert pls file, view pls file, play pls file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting pls files.

Software that open pls file - Media playlist

Programs supporting the exension pls on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open pls file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with pls file by default:
Playlist Manager
Other suggested software:
Helium Music Manager small icon Helium Music Manager

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