Google’s Chromecast is a nifty little tool that lets users mirror content on their phones onto their TVs. If you’re looking to make a presentation or show a video to a group of friends and don’t want them crowding around a tiny phone display, then Chromecast is one way you could go about it.
However oddly enough Chromecast support within the VLC app was never there, at least until now where according to a report from Android Police, the developers have added what they are calling “experimental support” to the app in the latest beta for Android. Using the Chromecast feature appears to be pretty simple and all users have to do is tap the Cast button, select their media, and they’re good to go.
This will work for both local content (as in content stored on your device) and internet streams, although Android Police notes that based on their experience, internet streams don’t work at the moment, but playing back local content seems to be just fine. There’s no word on whether VLC is simply testing out the feature or if it will be released in the public build, but if you’re part of the beta then you can download the latest beta for VLC and check it out yourself, or alternatively you can also download it and sideload the app yourself via APK Mirror.