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VLC Gets an Official Android Launch After Two Years in Beta

by Jacob Kleinman | December 9, 2014December 9, 2014 4:15 pm PDT

VLC is one of the best media players around, and today it’s finally hitting Google Play in earnest after two long years of beta testing. The new app should offer a more stable experience all around, and includes a handful of smaller improvements as well.

VLC for Android (version 1.0.0) should work with any device running Android 2.1 or up, though you’ll likely get a smoother experience on newer devices. The update promises to fix recent crashes caused by Android 5.0 Lollipop. It also adds an equalizer, playlist management, and a new interface with white or dark options. Finally, it should improve microSD card detection, subtitle support and software decoding.

Now that VLC is out of beta, it should receive regular updates moving forward. We’d love to see the company add Chromecast support down the line as well.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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