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Beloved VLC has updated its Android offering

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 05 Dec 2017 9:58

Beloved VLC has updated its Android offering One of the most popular PC media players of all time, VLC, has been on mobile for quite some time, but unfortunately the update schedule has been fairly irregular. In fact, it's been more than a year since the last major update to the Android version.
Now there are some good news for you Android users, though.

VLC has finally released an updated version of their Android software. Previous larger update was the 2.0 that was released last year. Now VLC for Android has been updated to version 2.5.

As you might imagine, v2.5 is a rather major update that bring new features and updated functionality. First of all, VLC now supports Android Auto which adapts the UI while on the road. It also now supports 360 degree videos, a feature first added to desktop VLC November 2016, and with the newest Android Oreo version on board you can also enjoy videos in PiP (picture-in-picture) mode.

The user interface has been also revamped a little. This includes a new day and night modes, video gallery that now shows content information better, and you can even select to play multiple files as a playlist.

Obviously there are tons of bug fixes and minor improvements as well under the hood. For a more in-depth look at the changes head to Geoffrey Métais' blog.

You can download the new version now from Google Play.

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