Finally, the play any video everywhere convenience of super-video app VLC is coming to your new Apple TV.
As the go-to video player app on OS X and iOS, it’s about time we see it on the big screen, considering it was planned last September.
Once you search for and download VLC on your Apple TV, you’ll be set to play any videos you can possibly throw at it, whether stored locally, on a local media server, or even right from your browser.
VLC on your Apple TV will let you play all your video file formats with any included chapter navigation, multiple audio streams, and subtitle tracks without any need for conversion on your Mac first. It will play files from UPnP, Windows shares (SMB), FTP, and even Plex servers. It will download subtitles and artwork for you automatically, and you can even “cast” your own video files from any web browser or app on your iOS device or Mac, just like a Chromecast setup.
VLC on Apple TV will also support custom playback speed, for those users that need to slow down (or speed up) educational talks and video. VLC directly integrates with OpenSubtitles.org for easy download while watching video, and custom subtitles can be created as any kind of text or bitmaps. Support for right-to-left languages like Arabic and Hebrew is also included. If you’re using VLC to listen to web radio or playback music, it integrates with hatchet.is to show artist images and biographies as well as album art.
Once again, it seems like VLC has become the best video playback app out there, and now it’s on your Apple TV. Simply search for VLC on your Apple TV and download it today.