VLC for Android

4.1
1.71M reviews
100M+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

VLC media player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as discs, devices, and network streaming protocols.

This is the port of VLC media player to the Android™ platform. VLC for Android can play any video and audio files, as well as network streams, network shares and drives, and DVD ISOs, like the desktop version of VLC.

VLC for Android is a full audio player, with a complete database, an equalizer and filters, playing all weird audio formats.

VLC is intended for everyone, is totally free, has no ads, no in-app-purchases, no spying and is developed by passionate volunteers. All the source code is available for free.


Features
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VLC for Android™ plays most local video and audio files, as well as network streams (including adaptive streaming), DVD ISOs, like the desktop version of VLC. It also support disk shares.

All formats are supported, including MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, Ogg, FLAC, TS, M2TS, Wv and AAC. All codecs are included with no separate downloads. It supports subtitles, Teletext and Closed Captions.

VLC for Android has a media library for audio and video files, and allows to browse folders directly.

VLC has support for multi-track audio and subtitles. It supports auto-rotation, aspect-ratio adjustments and gestures to control volume, brightness and seeking.

It also includes a widget for audio control, supports audio headsets control, cover art and a complete audio media library.


Permissions
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VLC for Android needs access to those categories:
• "Photos/Media/Files" to read your all media files :)
• "Storage" to read your all media files on SD cards :)
• "Other" to check network connections, change the volume, set the ringtone, run on Android TV and display the popup view, see below for details.

Permission Details :
• It needs "read the contents of your USB storage", in to order to read your media files on it.
• It needs "modify or delete the contents of your USB storage", in order to allow deletion of files and store subtitles.

• It needs "full network access", to open network and internet streams.
• It needs "prevent phone from sleeping" in order to prevent... your phone from sleeping when watching a video.
• It needs "change your audio settings", in order to change audio volume.
• It needs "modify system settings", in order to allow you to change your audio ringtone.
• It needs "view network connections" in order to monitor whether device is connected or not.
• It needs "draw over other apps" to start the custom picture-in-picture widget.
• It needs "control vibration" to give feedback on the controls.
• It needs "run at startup" to set recommendations on Android TV launcher screen, only used on Android TV devices.
• It needs "microphone" to provide voice search on Android TV devices, only asked on Android TV devices.
Updated on
Aug 8, 2022

Data safety

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4.1
1.71M reviews
Victor A.
August 12, 2022
This app has some major issues. 1. There is a significant audio delay when one uses an audio Bluetooth device. This is the most important issue 2. I can't delete videos in the app 3. I can't rename videos in the app Other video players I have used have none of these issues, which means they can be fixed. Edit: Oh how rich of you! Renaming files is "intrusive", job of the file explorer, but you're perfectly comfortable with deleting said files. The Bluetooth audio issue is most important btw.
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Videolabs
July 26, 2022
1. Thank you for your feedback, this was forwarded to our technical team 2. This should be fixed in 3.5, sorry for the inconvenience 3. This is volontary, as we are a media player and not a file browser it not our place to modify your files, this would be very intrusive, and we don't plan on adding this feature. Sorry for the inconvenience
Revan Nihilus
July 27, 2022
Love the app, I've used it for a couple years now with no complaints until now. After this new update the playlists havent been working well. I'd press play and the whole app freezes up. Music still plays in the background but I have to force stop the app to turn it off. Works well if I use the resume option that pops up when you go to the audio tab, but itd be nice to be able to access my playlist without it freezing on me. Once again, I love VLC, but on my phone I need it for my music.
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Videolabs
July 27, 2022
Thank you for your feedback, this was forwarded to our technical team
Tom D
July 30, 2022
This app will play just about anything you throw at it. That said I find the UI often confusing and frustrating. This is a personal opinion, your mileage may vary. I've had to clear the cache and storage on some occasions because the app seems "stuck" on one album with no way to return to the full list. It may be there but I haven't found it. This is particularly frustrating when using VLC in Android Auto.
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What's new

* New wigets!
* Redesign of the audio list, album and about screens
* Improve tablet and foldable support
* Network indexation
* Improved accessibility
* a lot of fixes and improvements