VLC hits iOS, Android — Windows Phone in open beta

Nate Swanner - Feb 27, 2015, 9:45 am CDT
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VLC hits iOS, Android — Windows Phone in open beta

VLC, the media player that doesn’t discriminate, is back in a big way. While we expected it to come back for iOS (it was in a kind of regional beta rollout), we weren’t sure when it might return in an official capacity. It’s now out and ready for download, streaming fans. The app, which plays locally stored content, is back on the App Store. Though the rumored Chromecast feature is missing, you can now use VLC on just about any platform you have.


In addition to the long awaited iOS app, VLC for Android has come out of beta as well. That app will support Android TV, while a Windows Phone version is also being released. If you’re using a Windows mobile device, VLC is currently in open beta.

VideoLAN, the company behind VLC, couldn’t be happier about the releases. Jean-Baptiste Kempf, President and lead Developer at VideoLAN, said “I’m very happy about those releases. Moving VLC to the mobile world was difficult, but the difficult is done. VLC runs everywhere, plays everything. We’re working on many new features for VLC 3.0.0 to finish what we’ve started here.”

If you’re interested in VLC for Windows Phone, head over to their website to get involved in the beta. The Android app is available via Google Play, free of charge (as usual). Those on iOS might have to sit tight for a bit. It seems VLC is not quite available for all regions just yet.

Via: CNET, Thomas Nigro


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