Feb 4th, 2015

VLC for Android screenshot 1

It’s been a long time coming, but after officially becoming available to US residents in the Google Play Store in July of last year, the popular media player VLC for Android has finally dropped its beta tag. For version 1.0.1, VLC for Android gets an entirely new listing in the Play Store, leaving its now entirely separate beta listing in the dust at 0.9.10. Here’s the official changelog from the 0.9.10 beta to the all new 1.0.1 stable version:

VLC for Android 1.0.1

Changes between 1.0.0 and 1.0.1

  • Fix popup context menu loaded for the wrong items

Changes between 0.9.10 and 1.0.0:

  • Minimum Lollipop support
  • Support remotes for DVD navigation
  • Immersive mode from KitKat and on
  • Fix crashes
  • Update of all the translations

Last month, the folks at VideoLAN Client released a VLC for Android TV app in a preview version for those looking to watch just about any video format on their televisions. Still no word on when that version will hit the Play Store (likely in beta form at first), but we’ll keep a look out.