Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonVLC lands on Windows 10, coming soon to Xbox One and HoloLens - FlatpanelsHD

VLC lands on Windows 10, coming soon to Xbox One and HoloLens

30 Jun 2016 | Rasmus Larsen |

Popular video player VLC has arrived on Windows 10 as a universal app (UWP) that works across PCs, tablets and phones. VLC will also soon hit Xbox One, HoloLens, Surface Hub, and Windows 8.1.

VLC for Windows 10

With Windows 10 Microsoft laid the foundation for universal apps that run on devices ranging from PCs to phones – and soon Xbox One, too. The creators of VLC have embraced it.

VLC for Windows 10 has been released in beta but it already includes most of the familiar features, including support for most video formats, subtitles, mini-player, network shares, and picture-in-picture. It also supports Cortana voice controls, Live Tiles, Pining and Continuum in Windows 10 as well as a "Dark Theme".

VLC on Windows 10

One thing that is not yet supported is DVD and Blu-ray playback. The team says that Microsoft has yet to add support in the universal app API. 4K video playback, on the other hand, is supported.

Coming to Xbox One and HoloLens

Xbox One will soon receive an update to enable universal apps designed for Windows 10. Once that happens, VLC will be ready. You can see VLC in development for Xbox One below.

VLC Xbox One

- ”The Xbox One version should be out this summer, when the store is open to 3rd party UWP applications” says VLC.

VLC is also coming to PCs, tablets, and phones running Windows 8.1 as well as Surface Hub in July. Lastly, VLC is coming to HoloLens, Microsoft’s “augmented reality” headset that you can wear. A brief demonstration of VLC on HoloLens is included below.

VLC pĺ HoloLens

VLC for Windows 10 is free and can be downloaded here. Be aware that it is a brand new app in beta, not an update.

- Source: Jbkempf blog via Engadget

Latest news


Paramount+ launches March 4 in the US, more regions later this year

20 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Shield TV

Nvidia Shield gains support for PS5's DualSense, Xbox Series X/S controllers

20 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung 2021 Neo QLED LCD

Samsung's "Neo QLED" LCD TVs to cost slightly more than the 2020 models

19 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
The Gunk, Ascent Xbox

Microsoft releases list of Xbox exclusive games coming in 2021

19 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Apple TV+

Apple again extends Apple TV+ free trials (to July 2021)

18 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
TCL Google TV

TCL will bring Android 11 to its 2019 & 2020 Android TVs

15 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
LG Display

LG Display delays plan to end domestic LCD TV panel production

15 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
microLED 2021

Samsung is announcing microLED for a fourth time at CES 2021

14 Jan 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |