VLC Expected to Break 3B Downloads at CES, Will Add Airplay Soon
13 January, 2019, 21:00
So what's next? In an interview with Variety, Jean-Baptiste Kempf, one of the app's lead developers, he shared some of the company's future plans for VLC, which includes adding support for AirPlay. This will let Android users beam video files from their Android phones to the Apple TV.
VideoLAN, the non-profit organisation behind the VLC media player, set up a dedicated booth at CES 2019 where a counter created using multiple smartphones and tablets kept a tab on VLC's download figures across all platforms.
It crossed its billion downloads milestone in May 2012, and today it rolled out a minor update - v3.0.6 - that adds support for HDR videos in AV1, an emerging video format.
Thoughts about VLC finally hitting 3 billion downloads?
Apart from AirPlay, VLC is also getting more robust support for virtual reality, said Kempf.
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It's part of the reason why the media player developed by VideoLAN has proved so popular, and recently passed a rather significant milestone. The roadmap revealed that VLC Media Player is about to provide support for Airplay on mobile devices. The feature is to be available publicly within the next month.
The announcement comes after VLC introduced support for Chromecast back in Febraury 2018, while also working to introduce a VR mode for watching 2D videos on headsets, as well as an improved media library.
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"We are never going to compete with Plex or Kodi", he told Variety. What you probably didn't know, is that VLC reached has been downloaded more than 3 billion times on the official website.
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