Apple AirPlay support is coming to VLC media player

Videolan announces to support Apple Airplay after hitting a milestone of 3 billion downloads.

At CES 2019, Videolan announced that it will be bringing Apple Airplay support to VLC. It will allow any iPhone or Android user to stream content directly to Apple TV.

There was no release date provided but the company is eyeing for February-March time frame to release the fearure their new V4 update. Jean-Baptiste Kempf, one of the lead developer of Videolan told Variety the following.

Just like with Chromecast, we intend to support AirPlay on any platform. There is no release date yet at all. We would like it to be part of VLC 4, which is the next major release we are currently working on. We will let you know in advance once we define a date.

Apart from that, the company has hit a major milestone in terms of downloads. The open-source video player app has crossed 3 Billion downloads at CES 2019.

Our Take:

This is very good news for us, the consumers. A company that can add all these awesome features without inserting any kind of adware to the app is praiseworthy. Did I mention the app is free and open source.

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