Latest VLC Player 3.0 update brings support for Chromecast

VLC Media Player 3.0 is out with support for HDR, Chromecast playback and more

This major new version of the software has been in development since June of 2016. This latest major update is rolling out accross all platforms where VLC is available, and it also shares the same version number and code base, VideoLAN President Jean-Baptiste Kempf told VentureBeat. With VLC, you have media of any format.

VLC 3.0 is the first concurrent release the player has ever had across all its supported platforms including Android, Chrome OS, Android TV, Linux, macOS, iOS, Apple TV, and Windows. The developers have even launched a version of the same on the Xbox One console for people who use their gaming console as a media box and test its potency with different file formats.

Thanks to its ability to play practically any file format, VLC has been a massive favourite since the early internet days, back when we were all illicitly downloading all manner of ridiculous P2P files. As always, a bunch of new codecs are supported too.

VideoLAN has released the version 3.0 of VLC for Android media player. The app is now better suited for modern displays and content, packing in things like High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 8K support, and more.

It's no wonder VLC 3.0 is an update geared towards the feature and created to offer the best value for their longtime users.

VLC explains in another post why Chromecast support took as long to arrive as it did, but it really comes down to the fact that Google's streaming platform is meant for just that, streaming. Sources from a bluray can now be watched on your computers with full menu functionality.

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