In a recent announcement, the widely loved open source audio/video media player software, VLC, has said that it will soon support AirPlay on multiple platforms. The update that will bring this feature is bound to come through in about a month’s time.
Lead developer Jean-Baptist Kempf said that “Just like with Chromecast, we intend to support AirPlay on any platform. There is no release date yet at all. We would like it to be part of VLC 4, which is the next major release we are currently working on. We will let you know in advance once we define a date.” The feature will allow VLC users to play videos from their mobile devices directly on Apple TVs.
Founded originally as an academic project in 1996, VLC was developed by the students at Ecole Centrale Paris. Now, it is developed by contributors across the globe by the VideoLAN non-profit organization. The company was apparently a few hours away from achieving 3 billion downloads, reports say. Currently, VLC is at the CES 2019 and is demonstrating a few new things like its enhanced support for VR. The new support for the VR will help users watch 2D movies in a virtual theatre-like environment within the VR headsets.