Apple’s iPhone X finally gets support from major video app VLC

VLC for iOS has been treated to a much-requested update on the App Store, bundling compatibility for the iPhone X’s ultra-tall screen, as well as support for High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) 4K videos.

The upgrade also transports a number of miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements, including a patch for a nasty glitch that caused VLC to spontaneously crash while playing content on units running either iOS 7 or iOS 8.

VLC, for those unaware, is a fully-fledged media suite, which can be used to download – or stream – content from a host of semi-local platforms, including Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud Drive, iTunes and OneDrive.

Related: VLC is now available for Apple TV

The main reason people opt for VLC is simple: it supports a wide range of file formats, ranging from MP4 to TrueMotion VP5 – and everything in between, complete with a flurry of advanced subtitling options.

To install the upgrade on your iPhone (X), open up the App Store, navigate into the dedicated Updates selection, locate and select VLC for Mobile, tap the Update button, then wait a few seconds for your handset to work its magic.

Are you pleased with VLC’s decision to implement support for the recently-released iPhone X? Will you be taking advantage of the HEVC 4K functionality? Let us know over on Facebook or Twitter @TrustedReviews.