VLC 3.0 media player will support Chromecast streaming, changelog reveals

VLC 3.0 media player will support Chromecast streaming, changelog reveals

Brace yourselves, VLC 3.0 is coming, and with it a full Chromecast output support, a changelog revealed. The popular media player app recently came out of beta in the Play Store, but was promptly removed, and is now lurking somewhere in the shadows, apparently waiting for the big upgrade straight to VLC 3.0. Now, when and whether the Chromecast support will be implemented for Android device lovers to stream at will, remains to be seen, but the changelog offers a promising start of the new year for the millions of VLC fans around the globe.

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13 Comments

1. Deadeye37

Posts: 288; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

This would be awesome. Especially if they can manage to do the streaming with any video format that VLC supports!

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I have yet to find any video player that is as good as VLC, even if the mobile version is in beta mode. If they give the thing Chrome Cast support then it'll be the only player anyone will ever need.

8. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

That is the area that Chromecast comes up short. Live streaming sports events using certain media players and such is almost impossible. This is why I use an Apple TV. Mac mirroring. Im just not sure the Marvell processor inside the Chromecast can handle exotic video formats. Its pretty weak.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, maybe VLC got it right. I haven't attempted to stream anything fancy like .mkv files. Typically just mp4 or avi, though there is a noticeable delay from the point I set the file to stream to where it actually shows up on the display. Maybe this is something that will get resolved with the 64bit Chrome Cast? Maybe it's just the software I'm using to play the videos?

2. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

Agreed, that's a big stumbling block for other media players I'll watch with interest.

3. middlehead

Posts: 448; Member since: May 12, 2014

This might actually make me get a Chromecast. Probably not, but now it at least MIGHT be of some use to me.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I say get it, it's $35 when it's not on sale. It's not something that you'll feel guilty about spending that kind of money on if you choose not to use it because it's so inexpensive.

9. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Its worth the money with or without VLC.

13. middlehead

Posts: 448; Member since: May 12, 2014

Except it's not worth the money to me without VLC. I already have an XBox and a PS3 connected to my TV, which is a Smart TV. All of the streaming services I use are covered on each of those devices. Chromecast is of absolutely zero use to me, but VLC adding casting could create some use by letting me push downloaded videos.

6. surethom

Posts: 1632; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

When will vlc Pc version add chromecast?

7. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I don't trust VLC anymore after seeing suspicious background processes on other OS versions. Not to mention that its pushed in pop up ads. Thats enough reason to avoid it.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Pop up ads? What are you talking about!?!? Are you using it on iOS or something because there are never any pop ups on Android's version of the software.

12. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

On mobile devices i prefer mx player , cleaner and more beautiful interface and works as good as vlc if not better , mx for moblile is the way to go

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