VLC gains support for iPad Pro, Split View multitasking, and watchOS 2

VLC for iPhone and iPad has been updated, making improvements to the interface, adding support for iPad multitasking in iOS 9 and the iPad Pro, and introducing a completely re-written Apple Watch app. The flexible media player, which allows you to playback a diverse set of media from different sources, has added support for SMB file sharing, Touch ID, and multi-disk album playback.

VLC 2.7 for iPhone and iPad contains the following improvements and additions:

  • Dropped support for iOS 6.1. VLC requires iOS 7.0 now
  • Added support for SMB file sharing
  • Re-wrote Apple Watch extension for watchOS 2
  • Media stored in folders on remote servers is now played as a list
  • Reworked networking UI
  • Added support for system-wide search "CoreSpotlight"
  • Added improved UI support for Right-to-Left languages
  • Added support for the split-screen appearance in iOS 9
  • Added support for Touch ID to unlock app
  • Added option to configure playback continuation
  • Added option to configure gestures
  • Added support for music albums with more than 1 disk
  • Display chapter duration in playback UI
  • Recently played network stream URL are now shared across all devices
  • Stored login information is now shared across all devices
  • Cloud login credentials are now shared across all devices

You can grab VLC 2.7 from the App Store now.