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VLC is getting a new UI this year and possibly a new web version

Since being introduced 20 years ago, the free and open-source cross-platform media player VLC has been downloaded more than 3.5 billion times. To celebrate the incredible achievement, VLC developer and VideoLAN foundation President Jean-Baptiste Kempf revealed the popular media player is gearing up to release a major update in 2021 with a new UI. In an...

VLC for Android 3.3 comes with bottom navigation bar, black theme, redesigned video player, and more

Earlier this year in March, the developers behind the popular VLC media player released VLC 3.3.0 beta for Android. The beta update introduced a completely redesigned UI with a bottom navigation bar, better support for Android's gesture navigation, and several new UI tricks and animations to make the app feel more native. Now, the developers...

VLC 3.3.0 beta for Android adds a new UI with a bottom navigation bar

VLC Media Player is a free and open source media player from VideoLAN. The popular media player is available on numerous platforms, including for Android, Android TV, and Chrome OS. Version 3.3.0 beta has now been released for Android devices, and it brings a redesigned UI with bottom navigation. Jean-Baptiste Kempf, president of VideoLAN and one...

VLC for Android 3.2.3 brings changes to audio & video UI, Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts, more

When it comes to media players, VLC is one of the most popular options out there. The player is available on almost all platforms and it includes support for a vast majority of media formats. But the best part about the player is that it's completely free to use. The media player has evolved quite...

VLC 3.2 beta redesigns the player UI on Android

VLC is one of the most popular media players that has been available since the inception of the internet, thanks in part to its cross-platform capabilities, its familiarity, its open source nature, and its sheer age. The media player has matured across several operating systems and is widely appreciated for its ability to play practically...

[Update: Available again] Huawei devices can no longer download VLC from Play Store because of EMUI’s aggressive background restrictions

Huawei's reputation with developers is going from bad to worse thanks to VLC player. Because of EMUI's aggressive background restrictions, VLC would randomly stop playing audio when in the background. As a result, the developers have blacklisted numerous Huawei devices from installing it from the Google Play Store. This is thanks to the application receiving many...

VLC 3.1 brings back Android Auto support, adds OTG device support, app shortcuts, and more

VLC has been one of my favorite media players for years. It's great on every platform: computers, phones... and not just because of its ability of "playing whatever you throw at it," but also because it's straightforward to use and it includes no fluff or unnecessary stuff on it. The Android version lives up to...

VLC for Android will soon support casting to Apple TVs via Airplay

VLC Media player has been with us for nearly two decades and it has gone through a lot since its inception. It was (and still is for some people) the go-to media player for desktop operating systems, but it took them a while until they were released on Android. Since its launch on the platform...

MX Player gets UI revamp, prepares to take on Netflix, Hotstar, and Amazon in India

MX Player's acquisition by Indian media giant Times Internet Limited (the online arm of the Times Group) took a lot of people in the Android community by surprise. Times Internet paid around $140 Million for a majority stake in one of India's most popular video players, one that boasts of 500 Million downloads on the...

VLC 3.0 Adds Support for Chromecast, Samsung DeX, Android Auto, and more

VLC may have been late to the party when it comes to being a competitive media player for Android, but the work they've been doing lately has resulted in them catching up very quickly. A couple of months ago VLC for Android was updated to version 2.5 and it added a new dynamic user interface,...

VLC Beta for Android Adds Experimental Chromecast Support

The developers behind popular media player VLC recently pushed out an update to the app's Play Store beta channel, and it's a doozy. The newest Android beta (version 2.9.0) comes with a lot of features and changes, the most significant of which is experimental support for Chromecast. Google struck gold with Chromecast, an HDMI streaming dongle that lets...

VLC v2.5 Update Brings a New Dynamic UI, PiP Mode, and More

It has been well over a year since jack-of-all-trades media player VLC last received an update. This week, though, the developers announced a new version -- version 2.5 -- with user interface (UI) tweaks and new features. The core of the updates changes are user-facing. The application's gained picture-in-picture mode support on Android Oreo devices, which activates automatically when...