If a changelog on Github can be believed (and they typically can), VLC is about to get Chromecast support. That means the app will soon be able to stream your locally stored content to your HDMI port on your TV via Chromecast. While you can already fling locally stored content to Chromecast via apps like Plex, VLC takes it a step further by offering up nearly unlimited support for file types. The streaming app may also be returning to iOS, where the Chromecast functionality should also pop up.
According to Pocket Lint, VideoLAN — the team behind VLC — is readying Chromecast support across their lineup, and was looking to bring Chromecast support to iOS first. Subsequent to the iOS update, VLC for Android, PC, and OS X would receive the Chromecast goodness.
The changelog could indicate that the iOS version is incoming, after being taken down after iOS 8 rolled out. VideoLAN says the current VLC for iOS was a limited release for their users who had the app previously.
VideoLAN didn’t note why VLC was yanked from the App Store around the time iOS 8 was launched, but fans will be happy to see it return. Chromecast support should only serve to make them even happier. If you want to give VLC a shot, the best method for downloading the app is via their website, though the iOS version is still underground.