VLC for iOS Adds Support for Chromecast, 360° Videos

July 19, 2018
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The VLC app for iOS has finally provided a highly requested feature. The famous open-source video player can now stream audios, videos, and pictures to Chromecast devices.

This long-awaited support for Chromecast is a part of newly released version 3.1. With this update, users can now play media files inside their iOS devices on their televisions through Chromecast, a WiFi-connected streaming dongle by Google.

The new update also fixed login issues faced by some Google Drive users. However, the biggest news is the ability of VLC to handle 360-degree videos.

The open-source media player shows every aspect of a 360-degree video when an iPhone or iPad is moved around.

According to the release notes, the new VLC for Mobile also fixed the following issues:

  • We fixed a bug where files on your phone were not displayed in VLC
  • Stability and performance improvements when decoding H.264/H.265 in hardware
  • Improved audio playback quality
  • Fixed a regression preventing the download of certain media files via http
  • Fixed a regression where downloaded files might disappear

The app is now available for free on the App Store.

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