VLC’s next major release, version 3.0, is expected to be released soon. We expect to see some major changes in this new version and a changelog that has been posted online by VLC confirms that one of the most requested feature is going to make its way to version 3.0. The changelog lists VLC Chromecast support which would allow users to stream just about any kind of media from their device to Google’s HDMI dongle for televisions.
VLC has already said previously that it intends to add Chromecast support across all of its apps. This would mean that users on iOS would be able to beam content to a TV as well that has a Chromecast hooked up, same goes for PC and Mac users.
Its not like VLC is doing something completely out of the box here. For example the Infuse app for iPad already has Chromecast support but it isn’t nearly as popular as VLC.
Considering the fact that VLC happens to be one of the most popular media players out there, that is used by millions of people on a wide variety of devices and platforms, Chromecast support will really go a long way in making it easy for users to beam content from their devices up to a big screen.