People who have used VLC have always had high praise for the multipurpose movie/music player. The VLC Mobile Team has now released a beta version of the highly popular media player for Android. Even though the full version is yet to come out, the beta still manages to give us a small preview of the app’s actual capabilities and complete functionality.

For those interested in checking out how the popular desktop player translates to the mobile world, it is worth mentioning the fact that you will need a device with an ARMv7 processor supporting the NEON engine. Most Android users will meet that criteria. For those that don’t have a compatible device, VideoLAN is promising wider support in the future.

Furthermore, the media player does feature VLC standard multi-track audio and subtitle support and also comes with a playback widget for controlling audio playback. It also supports the MKV file format which is great news for all those who love to watch their stuff in HD.


If you’re ready to give it a try, head over to the Google Play Store now.


Kindly note that this app is still in its beta stage which means its nowhere near the complete version. It might get a bit unstable at times.