Cross-platform, open source media player VLC just became even more cross-platformy.

Developers released updated versions of VLC for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android as well as for new versions of the app for platforms including Android TV, Windows Phone, and Windows RT. VLC has also returned to iOS.

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This marks the first time the VLC team has released simultaneous updates for all platforms, but not all features are available in each version of the media player app.

Desktop Windows, Mac, and Linux users, for instance, will now find a sort of app store bundled with the app. This lets them find and install extensions without leaving the app, including an extension that will help you find subtitles for videos.

The Android app, meanwhile, has been updated to use Android 5.0 APIs, feature elements of Material Design, and support for navigating with a gamepad.

The iOS version of the app adds native support for Plex media servers, support for streaming content from Google Drive, and other improvements. But the biggest change to the iOS app is that it’s available from the App Store once again.

via VentureBeat, PC World, and CNET


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4 replies on “VLC updates media player apps for Android, Windows, iOS, and more”

  1. Thanks for the great news which is very important for the VLC users including me. It is my default media player for most common media formats because it supports almost all of them except for the commercial Blu-ray discs. I’ve tried but it sometimes doesn’t work. It does some weird stuff like it will start a movie such as Total Recall in the directors cut, then bounce back and forth to the movie with no sound. Now when I play it on my PC through Macgo Blu-ray Player, it works just fine. If you need, the Blu-ray burner coming with it also works great

  2. Well, it is not available for iOS – shows up as an update which is “not available at this time”… oops

  3. What about Chromecast support? Wasn’t the next update suppose to add Chromecast support?

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