You could argue for hour about which third-party media player is the best, but VLC is undeniably the most popular and one of the easiest to use. That’s why it’s exciting to hear that the VLC has started developing an official VLC app for the next-generation Apple TV that’ll be hitting the market next month.
Here’s some good news for anyone planning to buy an Apple TV: VLC, the company behind the best video player for OS X and Windows (and arguable iOS) will be supporting Apple’s new set-top box. In a blog post, the VLC team has announced its plans to bring the video-playing software that we know and love to tvOS. VLC has traditionally been good as a simple video player that can handle just about any kind of file; if you’re planning to use your shiny new Apple TV for more than just streaming stuff off iTunes, this is Good News. Details are few and far between, but the team is claiming to have video playback working in tvOS already. The new Apple TV will only start disrupting people’s living rooms in late October, so there’s still time to get the VLC magic working fully before then.