Wednesday, 11 June 2014

VLC to add Chromecast support

A VideoLAN forum post has revealed that the team behind this popular media player app is working to include Chromecast support in its Android, iOS and desktop apps.  The iOS users will be first to get the functionality, followed by Android and then it will arrive for the desktop users, reports Gigaom, which was first to spot the post and had confirmed the same from Videolan developer Felix Paul K├╝hne directly.

Chromecast support on VLC will be a huge win for the media streaming users as it will allow them to easily stream local media files to their HDTVs. Plex already provides similar functionality but it isn’t noob-friendly.

Android users can expect to see cast-support in VLC in the coming months but there is no firm date available at this point.

To remind you, Chromecast is a media streaming dongle from Google, which is currently sold in over 15 countries around the world. It allows the consumers to stream online media content to their HDTVs.