VLC prepares so as to add AirPlay assist because it crosses three billion downloads

VLC, the massively well-liked media enjoying service, is submitting one in every of its gaps with the addition of AirPlay assist as its simply crossed an unimaginable three billion customers. The brand new characteristic was revealed by Jean-Baptiste Kempf, one of many service’s lead builders, in an interview with Selection at CES and it'll give customers an opportunity to beam content material from their Android or iOS gadget to an Apple TV. The addition, which is due within the upcoming model four of VLC, is the most important new characteristic for the reason that service added Chromecast assist final summer time. However that’s not all that the dozen or so individuals on the VLC improvement group are engaged on. As well as, Selection stories that VLC is getting ready so as to add allow native assist for VR content material. As a substitute of SDKs, the group has reversed engineered well-liked to supply options that can embody the choice to look at 2D content material in a cinema-style setting. There are additionally plans to carry the service to extra platforms, with VentureBeat reporting that the VLC group is eying PlayStation four, Nintendo Change and Roku gadgets. VLC, which is managed by non-profit guardian VideonLAN, racked up its three millionth obtain at CES, the place it celebrated with the stay ticker pictured above. The service reached one billion downloads again in Could 2012, which represents unimaginable development for a enterprise that started life as a mission from Ecole Centrale Paris college students in 1996. VLC. The hero of our time. https://t.co/B4Qqq4DvLa — Zack Whittaker (@zackwhittaker) January 11, 2019