VLC is updating their iOS app so that you can watch 4K videos if you have the latest iPhone X! This latest release is version 2.8.6 and it doesn’t just add support for 4K with HEVC but it also comes with a tweaked user interface that fits the latest iPhone better.
Some bug fixes have been added and a app termination issue that was on when it was running on iOS 7 and iOS 8.
This free VLC app is much better than the more controlled and locked iTunes alternative for movie watching. With VLC you get more options to sync videos from various cloud sources like OneDrive, Box, iCloud Drive, DropBox and more.
And then in terms of streaming you get other nice options as stream over SMB, FTP, UPnP or DLNA. You also get nice support for subtitles, playback speed control and multi-track audio. This app also comes with the regular orange theme which we are so familiar with when it comes to VLC. I personally use VLC when I am streaming videos on my MacBook Pro. It’s much better than Quicktime because you can move the video around much better, better file support, better subtitles and a bunch of other great options as sync audio or tweak little things.
This app is also designed to work on both iPhone and iPad. It’s an app made by a company that is being called VideoLAN. Only 80MB in file size. And as we know with iTunes apps is that they always are quality tested. With Android it’s usually a bit worse quality control but I bet Google is working on making improvements in that regard. But the good with Android is that you have more app alternatives. And usually a bit easier when it comes to streaming when you do it on Android.