The most popular VLC app plays numerous media formats not supported by iTunes received the biggest VLC for iOS update of the billion that brings a handful of features on iOS devices. However, this update doesn’t cover Apple TV, which will be updated soon.
VLC for iOS Update Brings Split Screen, Touch ID features, and Much More
VLC is useful for playing almost all type of media formats on Apple devices, thanks to the developers. Also, the app can be linked to cloud services like Dropbox and even iCloud to pull media files.
The VLC for iOS update includes an updated watchOS 2 app for Apple Watch. VLC app now supports system wide search through Spotlight, Split View for side-by-side apps on the latest iPads, and Touch ID unlocking on iPhones and iPads with fingerprint scanners.
Here’s the changelog of VLC for iOS update tagged version 2.7:
- Dropped support for iOS 6.1. VLC requires iOS 7.0 now.
- Added supports for SMB file sharing.
- Media stored in folders on remote servers is now played as a list.
- Reworked networking UI.
- Added improved UI support for Right-to-Left languages.
- Added option to configure playback continuation.
- Added option to configure gestures.
- Added support for music albums with more than 1 disk.
- Display chapter duration in playback UI.
- Recently played network stream URL are now shared across all devices.
- Stored login information is now shared across all devices.
- Cloud login credentials are now shared across all devices