VLC for iPhone and iPad updated to support 360 video, Chromecast, more

VLC has today updated its app on iOS with a handful of new features. Today’s update brings the app to version 3.1.0 and includes several long-awaited features sure to please users…

The two standout features from today’s update is support for Chromecast, which allows users with the device to stream VLC to their Chromecast-enabled TV, and 360 video. Users are now able to view 360 video by simply tilting/moving their phone.

VLC is also focusing on bug fixes, and resolves issues with downloaded files disappearing, Google Drive logins, and improvements too H.264/H.265 hardware decoding.

The update is now available as a free download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

The full changelog can be found below:

  • We added a feature many of you waited for: Chromecast support
  • We fixed a bug where files on your phone were not displayed in VLC
  • 360 videos can be viewed by moving your phone now
  • Stability and performance improvements when decoding H.264/H.265 in hardware
  • Improved audio playback quality
  • Fixed a regression preventing the download of certain media files via http
  • Fixed a regression where downloaded files might disappear
  • Fixed a regression where users couldn’t log into Google Drive

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