If you want to be able to stream VLC from your phone or computer onto your TV, there are several ways you can go about doing that. However the good news for Android users is that according to a report from Variety, VLC for Android is expected to get an update in the future that will bring about support for Apple’s AirPlay protocol.
This was confirmed by Jean-Baptiste Kempf, one of VLC’s lead developers who stated that the update would be coming in a future update. What this means is that if you own an Android device with VLC, you will be able to stream content on it onto an AirPlay compatible device such as an Apple TV, or one of the many AirPlay-compatible TVs that was announced at CES earlier this week.
There is no mention of when this feature will be going live (they are aiming to release it in a month), but it is something to look out for if you own an Apple TV and want an easier way of sharing VLC content from your phone to it. VLC for iOS devices already supports AirPlay (naturally) so this update is pretty much focused on Android.
The report also reveals that the app itself is on track to break the 3 billion download mark which is very impressive indeed. Kempf also talked about how the team was looking to expand on VLC’s capabilities, like making it a more complete media library, but noted that “We are never going to compete with Plex or Kodi.”
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