VLC’s media player has been around for awhile already, and it is widely used across devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers. However it seems that VideoLan isn’t content with just those platforms and are looking to expand the app’s availability. This is according to the president and lead developer of VideoLan, Jean-Baptiste Kempf, who is looking towards the future of the software.
According to Kempf, he revealed to VentureBeat that he plans on bringing VLC to more platforms, such as gaming consoles like the Sony PS4 and Nintendo Switch, as well as Roku devices. The arrival of the app for the Switch should be interesting and could truly turn the console into a handheld entertainment device.
As it stands, the Switch is used for mostly playing games. Granted in recent times there are is the addition of Hulu and YouTube, but if VLC were to be added to the console, it would allow players to bring movies with them on the go and enjoy them even if they do not have an internet connection.
That being said, there is no guarantee that this will happen. Kempf’s statement was one of interest, but it’s not an indication that actual development for these platforms are being done, so don’t hold your breath just yet.