The most popular and compatible media player in the market, VLC, has announced that they will be adding the support for AirPlay on the iOS App. This will make it easier for iPhone users to cast videos from their device to Apple TV in seconds. AirPlay is not a new feature in the App market, but it will be finally coming to VLC media player after company thought it would eventually benefit millions of its users.
The announcement came from the lead developers of VLC at CES 2019, who also said that the company will be reaching a milestone of 3 billion downloads this week. Around 25 percent of the downloads are coming from smartphones and it could keep climbing after reaching this big target. Later, one of the VLC developer named Ludovic Fauvet shared a Tweet later celebrating the milestone:
In front of an audience at #CES2019 we reached the 3 billion downloads of #VLC in live. What an amazing journey! See you in a billion 🙂
Currently, there is no official date when Airplay will be available on the App as said by VLC on The Verge:
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.
VLC has recently also included support for HDR videos in AVI and in the upcoming version 4.0, the company has promised to include improvements for scaling as well.