VLC 3.0 exits beta, adds Chromecast support, faster seeking, and more

VLC 3.0 exits beta, adds Chromecast support, faster seeking, and more

One thing that was seriously lacking in an uber-popular media player app like VLC on Android was Chromecast support, just because it is so logical to make that step and stream whatever media you are playing on your Android device to a Chromecast-powered bigger screen.

VLC media player has gotten a noteworthy update in years.

The latest version of VLC contains a lot of great additions, as well as a tweaked UI. Now the developers obviously feel that the feature is ready for primetime on the VLC Android app. VLC Player, with the re-coded Google SDK, can play any format VLC can decode on Chromecast, too.

VLC on Windows handles Chromecast a little differently than most other apps.

VLC 3.0 fully supports streaming through Google's Chromecast. Now the feature has reached the stable branch, with the release of VLC 3.0. The icons at the bottom of the window are cleaner, and the small icons used within menu items are also new.


VideoLAN released a standalone 360-degree video player as a technical preview previous year, and has now incorporated it into VLC 3.0.

VLC 3.0.0 now offers hardware acceleration for 4K and 8K playback. The most recent 3.0 version "Vetinari" is will be available for different platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, Linux, Android TV, Apple TV, and ChromeOS.

Other features in this release include direct HDR support on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and up, passthrough for HD audio codecs, and local network drive browsing.

For a full list of all the changes to VLC with version 3.0 visit the changelog.

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