A couple of months back Apple launched its new set-top box which is a big improvement over its predecessors. Not only is it more powerful and capable than before, it’s also the first Apple TV from the company that has its own App Store and is very much capable of running apps. It was soon confirmed that VLC would eventually arrive on the new set-top box and today VLC for Apple TV has finally been released.
VideoLAN had confirmed in September that it was working on VLC for Apple TV and just last month it started accepting beta testers to put the app through its paces before it was eventually released for the public. It can be downloaded from the Entertainment category in the App Store on Apple TV itself starting today.
This if the first version of VLC for Apple TV and if you’ve used this app on platforms like Android, iOS or Windows/Mac then you will feel at home. It can playback a wide variety of audio and video formats, and is also capable of linking with cloud services like iCloud Drive and Dropbox to stream media files.
Aside from launching the app for Apple’s new set-top box, VideoLAN has also sent out a new update today for VLC on mobile, on iOS it adds features like Touch ID unlocking on devices with fingerprint sensors, support for Split View, system wide search with Spotlight aside from the usual slew of bug fixes.