VLC for Android

The VLC media player app for Android has been updated today, bringing the version number up to 1.0.0 over two years after the first public beta was released. This update deals with some crash bugs that have been encountered by users who have Android 5.0 Lollipop installed.

The new version also fixes some issues when VLC runs on devices with ARMv8 processors, along with some minor and unnamed improvements. The app's development team at VideoLAN said several months ago that they were working to add Chromecast support in VLC but so far that feature has not been included.

While the version number may have reached 1.0.0, the listing of the VLC app in the Google Play Store still labels it as a beta, so be aware of that before you download this new update. Also, according to what VideoLAN has told us, the 1.0.0 update is for x86 processors, stating, "Majority (ARM) are still on 0.9.10."