Better late than never, right? VLC has announced that they’re finally bringing their fantastic media playing application to Google’s Chrome OS, marking off the last check box on its compatibility list.
VLC is one of the best media players available, whher you’re looking for something on desktop or mobile. The Android version has come a long way since release, offering one of the best ways to view your movies and TV shows on the go. Read more
It’s Sunday, the time of the week when Talk Android brings you a report on some of the very best applications we’ve been using over the course of the past seven days. Today we’re focusing our attention on an ultra-reliable media player, a fantastic food ordering service, a useful movie referencing app and a great tool for anyone who has use of a PlayStation 4.
Taking your movies and music everywhere you go is one of the many benefits of having a smartphone or tablet. You never know when you’ll have some downtime to listen to some music during a break or watch a movie during a long flight. A big problem with the stock Android video player is that, in some cases, it doesn’t have all the necessary codecs you might need and a few helpful features are missing. Google’s in-house media player may be limited for some people, but luckily the Play Store is flooded with alternatives.
VideoLabs is currently rolling out a new update for its official VLC for Android application via the Play Store. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade brings users the video background playback facility, the long-awaited Material Design makeover and much, much more.
Fans of the VLC media player on Android have been waiting for the app to incorporate support for streaming to Chromecast devices for some time now. Interest ratcheted up earlier this month when some changes in the VLC source code for the upcoming version 3.0 release indicated support for Chromecast was present. VideoLabs has released an update for the app, but it is still not the one everyone was hoping for that would include the casting capability. The good news is that it does include support for Android TV. Read more
If you’ve ever dabbled in playing movies and TV shows on your computer, you’ve probably used VLC, or at least heard the name a few times. The program (and Android app!) supports nearly any file format or codec you throw at it, and it’s arguably the most cohesive media player available, even if it lacks some of the extra features other players have.
One thing that VLC has not had, though, was Chromecast support. When Google’s cheap streaming device was announced, VLC said they were planning on supporting it, but as of right now that hasn’t actually panned out. But according to some changes in VLC’s source code, version 3.0 looks like it’ll be bringing full Chromecast support so you can happily sling any media around to your televisions. Read more
VLC has finally released a stable version of its media player app on Android. The app was available in a Beta for quite some time now, so it’s relieving to know that the stable version is out as well. However, VLC has still kept the Beta version of the app intact for those who would like to play around with it. Read more
VLC’s extremely popular video player application is officially coming to Android TV. Video enthusiasts should be pretty happy to hear this, since VLC supports just about any type of format or codec you can throw at it.
They’ve released a preview of the app, which you can find below. If you need help sideloading the application, check out our guide here. Read more
Reneging on the years-long threat of killing our kittens and destroying our houses, Videolabs has finally taken VLC Media Player for Android out of beta.