Google’s Chromecast has done well to bridge the gap between televisions and mobile devices, but its functionality has been quite limited. Now however, popular media player VLC Player will soon be adding support for the dongle, which in essence will let users stream just about any kind of videos or audios directly from the app to their television. Also Read - Google Wallet vs Google Pay: What is the difference?
The changelog for VLC Player version 3.0 recently surfaced online, which brings in a bunch of new features, including support for Google’s dongle. The changelog lists the differences between VLC 2.2 and VLC 3.0, and has a line stating, “Chromecast output module” under a section titled “Stream Output.” Also Read - Android hacks: How to block spam calls on your Android phone
With the media player available on Android (beta), Mac, Windows and Linux, Chromecast will surely benefit from VLC’s reach. Furthermore, VideoLAN has also promised that the iOS app will make a comeback, after being removed from the App Store post iOS 8 launch last year. Also Read - YouTube's player will now show the 'most replayed' parts of a video to save your time
There is currently no word on when VideoLAN plans on releasing the latest update for its media player. But if everything goes to plan, we will soon be able to stream any and all kinds of videos from our devices to the TV.