Jun 09 AT 6:48 PM Dima Aryeh 4 Comments

VLC for Android gaining Chromecast support soon


Chromecast is the new big thing in media consumption as of late, if looking at developer support for the little device. Ever since the SDK was opened for public use, the Chomecast has been gaining support from some of the biggest apps out there. And the lesser known apps are using the dongle in some innovative ways.

In the quest to stream all of your media content from your devices, VLC has announced that it is adding Chromecast support to the player. This applies to the iOS, Android, and desktop versions, though the desktop versions will take longer due to lack of native support for Windows, OSX, and Linux in the SDK. However, the mobile devices will get it soon.

According to one of the employees of VLC, the iOS version will have Chromecast support baked into the next update. This probably applies for the Android version as well. However, the company will not release a date. Still, we’re excited as this might end up being the best solution for streaming local media from our Android devices.

Via: Android Community

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • duffguy123

    Do you mean “applies” instead of “applesto iOS, Android, etc…”?

    I’m sure you had apple on your mind since you were about to type “iOS”

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      Hah, that’s funny! Thanks for the heads up, fixed.

  • Gary W

    Huge News. This will, finally, give me the universal way to stream from all my media outlets!. Chromecast is becoming so useful…

  • Cwalden21

    Finally, I’ve been waiting for this to happen. I;ve used VLC for years on desktop. I just hope all of the quirks are worked out pretty well so there isn’t issues with streaming as other apps have had in the recent times.