VLC Player is one of the most popular media players currently available on the Internet. It got a major update today after a long wait of two years. VLC 3.0 brings to users Chromecast compatibility along with full HDR video support and hardware decoding. However, the Chromecast support will only be available on Android and Chromebooks for now, while the feature is in its beta mode.
With Chromecast support, users can stream media directly on a television. This has been a much-requested feature. However, due to Chromecast supporting a handful of codecs, the company would first have to convert the local file you want to play into Chromecast’s preferred format and then stream it to the television.
Previously, VLC Media Player users had to first connect to Chromecast app via Android or Chrome browser on desktop and then mirror the content. Video quality while mirroring, from what we have observed, deteriorate.
To get the latest version of VLC media player, one can either update the app from their respective platforms or simply head to VLC’s official website and download it from there.
Upon detecting the Chromecast, users shall see an option to cast to the same. Once users successfully connect to Chromecast, they can easily cast their favourite shows, movies and videos through VLC. However, Chromecast support for VLC player is currently limited to Android and Chromebooks.