VLC will get Chromecast streaming in future update


VLC just lost its beta tag on Android, almost three years after making its Google Play debut, and it’s about to get a whole lot more useful. With an upcoming release, the popular media player will get the ability to stream all of your videos straight to your TV via a Chromecast.

VLC is one of the best video players on Android. Not only is it lightweight and easy to use, but it supports almost every file format you’ll ever need on a smartphone or tablet. It’s also totally free, and it’ll never be littered with ads.

The team behind the VLC app actually confirmed plans to support Chromecast last June, and 7 months on, users are still waiting for it. But Android France has found a changelog for the app’s version 3.0.0. release on GitHub, and it promises to finally deliver.

Because VLC is an open-source project, it’s easy to find change logs like these and see what’s happening with the app’s development. For a while, they haven’t been all that exciting because the app hasn’t changed a great deal, but new features have been added here and there.

Chromecast streaming will be the next big one, then, but it’s unclear for now when that version 3.0.0 update will be arriving. Keep an eye on Google Play.