VideoLAN released on Friday a new update to its VLC for iOS video player app, adding support for Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone, HEVC 4K video playback, and various other improvements.
Dubbed VLC for Mobile, the latest version of the popular VLC Media Player for Apple's iOS mobile operating system is now available in the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS 7 or later.
As expected, the biggest new feature of the VLC 2.8.6 for iOS release is support for the iPhone X, Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone model that comes with a gorgeous 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display that's completely different from previous iPhone devices.
Besides adjusted VLC's UI for the iPhone X, VideoLAN also implemented full support for watching HEVC 4K videos if your iPhone or iPad device runs the latest iOS 11 mobile operating system and supports the HEVC 4K codec.
Better support for devices running iOS 7 and iOS 8
VLC 2.8.6 also fixes a bunch of other annoying bugs that were reported by users from previous releases, including an app termination problem on devices running either the iOS 7 or iOS 8 operating systems.
If you're a fan of the VLC Media Player, you can update the app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch device right now via the App Store. VLC for Mobile remains completely free and open source, providing you with a top-notch video playback experience.
Among some of its features, we can mention support for playing almost all major video and audio formats without conversion, multi-track audio, playback speed control, support for advanced subtitles like SSA, and file synchronization with popular file hosting services.
These include iCloud Drive, iTunes, Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive, and it also supports direct downloads through Wi-Fi, as well as streaming from UPnP/DLNA media servers, SMB, FTP and Web shares. VideoLAN also updated recently the VLC for Android Beta app with many new features and improvements.