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VLC to Add Support for Apple's AirPlay

Paul Rubens - January 11, 2019 - 11:07 AM
VLC to Add Support for Apple's AirPlay
The VLC media player has racked up three billion downloads and is adding new features at a rapid pace.

(CCM) — The VLC media player's developers are planning to add Apple AirPlay support to the software, enabling users to stream movies and other content from a mobile device to an Apple TV, one of the lead developers revealed in an interview at CES in Las Vegas.

The new feature will be available in the forthcoming VLC 4.0, according to a Techcrunch report, making it one of the biggest new features since the addition of support for Google's Chromecast devices last year.

VLC is also preparing to add native support for VR content, according to the report, adding that VLC's developers are planning features including the option to watch 2D content in a movie theater-style environment.

VLC developers are also hoping to port the media player to more platforms including PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Roku devices.

The software has become hugely popular in recent years, and at CES earlier this week it celebrated its three billionth download.

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