VLC media player brings its multi-format playback to the Apple TV

Apple TV running VLC
Apple TV running VLC (Image credit: iMore)

VLC, the popular, versatile media player, is now available on the Apple TV. VLC can play a wide variety of audio and video files and automatically find storage devices attached to your network.

Additionally, VLC for Apple TV supports a feature called Remote Playback. With this feature, VLC provides you with a URL, which you open on your computer's web browser, arriving at a site that allows you to drag and drop files for viewing on your Apple TV. That video will be available under Network Stream for future playback.

VLC for Apple TV has support for navigation by chapters, and you can select multiple audio and subtitle tracks. The TV app also features its own custom playback speeds, with options for 0.25x, 0.50x, 0.75x, normal speed, 1.25x, 1.50x, 2.00x, and 4.00x.

VideoLAN, the company behind VLC, says that support for playback from cloud services like Dropbox, OneDrive, and Box, will be added soon, and the feature is now entering beta testing. It's a feature already supported in the iPhone and iPad app.

VLC is rolling out now on the Apple TV App Store.

Source: VideoLAN, Felix Kühne

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.