VLC Media Player upcoming update v3.0 for Android will support Chromecast


One of the most popular media players appears to have the Google Chromecast support in its upcoming update VLC 3.0. This is scheduled for the v3.0 release of the popular desktop client, but it is unclear in which version to expect it to appear on Android – the beta in the Play Store is at 1.0.


While there are many¬†changes expected in the project’s jump from 2.2 (which itself is not yet released) to 3.0, of most interest to Android users and Google fans is the Chromecast capability.

This at least shows that the development at hand is about more than just their trio of desktop clients. 3.0 is apparently going to bring big changes to the backend of Android video output, though most users may not notice with the exception of working auto-rotation. Of course, as we have seen before, it isn’t always clear what VLC is doing with their Android app.

Still, whether just on desktop or the Android version too, more Chromecast support is always a welcome addition


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