VLC Video Player for Android Gets First Update In More Than a Year

November 1, 2017 •


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VLC is known for being the premiere app to turn to when you cannot play videos using the default player on your smartphone running the Android operating system. Fans of the VLC app will be glad to learn that its developers have just released the first update in more than a year, with new capabilities that should encourage you to make the upgrade today.

Details on the New VLC App Upgrade

The last version of VLC for Android was 2.0 and the newest stable release after more than a year is version 2.5, according to Android Community. This is an update that you’ll want to take advantage of as soon as possible.

For example, if you enjoy using the picture-in-picture (PIP) feature on your home television, you can now take advantage of this convenience with VLC on your Android device running the Oreo operating system.

If one video is low on content for awhile, you can switch your attention to the other video by making it the main image and the previous video will shrink and move to the corner of your device’s screen with PIP accordingly.

This update also includes new 360 video support. In addition, you will now have the ability to make customized equalizer pre-sets. This means you can watch music videos using one pre-set more appropriate for your favorite songs, and use another equalizer setting when viewing a documentary or an action film.

If you are impatient with a video, the new VLC upgrade lets you double-tap on the edge of the screen to seek forward by 10 seconds at a time.

Formats Supported in VLC for Android

VLC for Android supports a wide range of audio and video codecs to ensure it will play virtually all of your media files, including:

  • MKV
  • MP4
  • AVI
  • MOV
  • Ogg
  • FLAC
  • TS
  • M2TS
  • Wv
  • AAC

VLC is a free app and the latest version is now available to download from the Google Play Store.

When watching TV shows, movies and other videos on your Android device, you’ll have a better viewing experience when you fit it into a handy tabletop mount. This frees up your hands and ensures the view will be perfect no matter how you are positioned.