VLC update to bring Chromecast streaming support
VideoLAN has confirmed that the next update to its VLC media player will bring support for Google’s Chromecast.
This means users will be able to stream video and audio content directly from VLC to their television, via Chromecast.
Chromecast launched less than two years ago, but has seen widespread usage as more people want to bridge the gap between their TV and other devices.
Of course, Chromecast depends largely on other support from third-party sources, so VLC joining its compatibility roster is a huge win for Google.
It’s also worth mentioning that VLC is adding Chromecast support not just to its desktop software, but to its iOS and Android apps too.
VLC was tipped to be offering Chromecast support earlier this week, after a changelog revealed the upcoming update.
It’s not yet clear when VLC will send its next major update live, but we do know that the software version will be VLC 3.0.
Considering the recent changelog leak however, it’s like that VideoLAN is very nearly ready to push out the update.
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VLC is one of the most popular media players available, largely thanks to its wide array of built-in video codecs, which means it can play a formidable range of video file types.
It’s available on Windows PC, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS, free of charge.