VLC media player launches on the new Apple TV

The new Apple TV box

The new Apple TV box

VLC has launched its media player on the latest generation of Apple TV, promising access to different files and video streams in their native formats, without conversions.

The free, open source app allows navigation by chapters and multiple audio and subtitles tracks selection. It also supports custom playback speed and allows “normal playback of all file formats”.

“Immediately after Apple announced ‘the future of television’, we’ve been working on the SDK to port VLC for iPads and iPhones to this new box. It needed quite a few adaptations, but it is now finally ready to be published,” said VLC.

“We are extremely excited to share this initial version of VLC for Apple TV today and looking forward to deliver further features currently in development, notably native integration with Cloud Services, like Dropbox, OneDrive and Box.”

The release comes after VLC started beta testing the Apple TV media player in mid-November.

Tags: Apple, Apple TV, VLC