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VLC’s new universal Windows 10 app also headed to Xbox One & HoloLens

by Jacob Kleinman | June 30, 2016June 30, 2016 1:30 pm PST

VLC recently announced a new app that’s designed for the Windows Universal Platform. The popular video player was already available as a desktop app for Windows 10, but this new version is set to expand far beyond your computer.

At launch, the new VLC works on Windows 10 mobile, along with Windows 10 tablets and desktop computers. It also supports special Windows features like Continuum (assuming you have a Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL), Cortana and Live Tiles. Other special VLC features include a customizable Dark Theme, subtitle downloads, picture-in-picture view, and extra information on the music you’re listening too.

This is VLC, so it also supports pretty much every format you can throw at it, making it easy to watch all your videos and listen to all your favorite music in one place. One glaring absence is support for DVDs and Blu-ray, which is apparently missing from Windows Universal Platform at the moment.

The new VLC app is still in beta, but once the company can work out all the kinks it should expand to Xbox One, HoloLens and even the Surface Hub. You can grab it now for your Windows 10 device via the Microsoft Store link below.

Microsoft Store VLC

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...