VLC for Android gets a major update: adds PiP mode, Android Auto support, 360-degree videos and more


Popular media player VLC is getting a major upgrade in over a year, and the new 2.5 version for Android brings a slew of features.

VLC 2.5 gets more dynamic and material complaint UI with new animations for video section and audio player, 360-degree video support, picture-in-picture mode for Android 8.0 devices, Android Auto support, Day/Night mode support, equalizer custom presets, among others. There's also an option that lets you resume position for audio media tagged as audiobook or podcast.

The update also brings improvements to the the search. Now when you search for something, it first filter your current view, followed by option to search the whole media libraray. It also gets Google Search integration, so now you can quickly ask Google Assistant to search for something in VLC, and see the results within the app.

There's also a new gesture that allows you to double tap on the screen edges in video player to seek by 10 seconds. Lastly, the update also adds support for screens with aspect ratio up to 18.5:9.

Here's the full list of new features
  • 360° videos support
  • Android Auto implementation
  • More dynamic and Material-compliant UI
  • Enable Picture-In-Picture mode on Android O
  • Refactored MediaLibrary
  • DayNight mode integration
  • New Search activity and integration with Google Now
  • Resume position for audio media tagged as audiobook or podcast
  • Double tap on screen edges in video player to seek by 10s
  • Audio boost in video player
  • Custom equalizer presets
  • Improve RTL support
  • Improve app & video player startup speed
  • Support for screens with aspect ratio up to 18.5:9
You can download the latest VLC 2.5 over at Google Play Store, where it's already live, or sideload it via APK Mirror. 

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VLC for Android gets a major update: adds PiP mode, Android Auto support, 360-degree videos and more VLC for Android gets a major update: adds PiP mode, Android Auto
support, 360-degree videos and more Reviewed by Ajedux Bey on 10/03/2017 02:57:00 PM
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