VLC Hits three Billion Downloads, Will Quickly Add AirPlay Help For Android

13 January, 2019, 20:59 | Author: Sammy Rose
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The new feature will be available in the forthcoming VLC 4.0, according to a Techcrunch report, making it one of the biggest new features since the addition of support for Google's Chromecast devices a year ago.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf, one of the app's lead developers, told Variety that roughly a quarter of downloads are now happening on mobile devices.

VLC video player has a regular, slightly dull-looking graphical interface, which may make users wonder if it will be sufficient for the requirements of watching movies, listening to music, or streaming videos from other outlets.

VLC, the hugely popular media playing service, is filling one of its gaps with the addition of AirPlay support as it has just crossed an incredible three billion users. According to Variety, it is expected that VLC will surpass its downloads goal at some point in the day on Friday.

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The VLC media player has racked up three billion downloads and is adding new features at a rapid pace. The roadmap revealed that VLC Media Player is about to provide support for Airplay on mobile devices.

Mr. Kempf has been quoted saying that this feature could end up rolling out to Android devices using VLC in about a month. Had the team relied on the SDKs of headset makers, the implementation would have added hundreds of megabytes of code to the app. With this, users can watch traditional 2D movies in a virtual theater using VR headsets such as the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift.

You can download VLC 3.0.6 for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows right now through our free software portal or directly from the official website if you want to contribute to future download milestones. Let us know in the comments!

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