Posted Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The latest version of the popular media player is set to offer Chromecast support.
According to a changelog posted by VLC, VideoLan is prepping a Chromecast streaming option for the upcoming release of VLC 3.0. The free, open-source media player offers robust playback support for virtually any video and audio file type.
Once Chromecast support is added, VLC users will be able to cast various media files to their TVs from computers and mobile devices through the streaming dongle. In addition to the Chromecast feature, VLC 3.0 is also expected to offer more upgrades and improvements, including expanded support for YouTube's VP9 video codec. The new format is being used for 4K Ultra HD streaming. An exact release date for VLC 3.0 with Chromecast support has not been announced yet.
The current version of VLC is available for free on PCs, Macs, Linux, and Android devices. An iOS app was recently suspended but support is expected to return soon. The Google Chromecast is on sale now for $30.57.
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