VLC releases preview app for Android TV

VLC, the popular video player already for a large swath of platforms, has released a preview version of its app for Android TV today. The player, which is known for supporting a crazy number of file formats, should be a boon to Android TV going forward.

GigaOm recently previewed the app running on a Nexus Player, which you can check out below.

It's important to note that this is the first preview version of the app, and it is bound to have a number of bugs. That cavet aside, however, it already looks pretty darn cool. The app brings along many of the same features included in its Android version. However, it also goes a step further by integrating with Android TV's interface and voice search.

If you'd like to give the app a try on your own Android TV device, you can download the preview APK here, after which you'll have to sideload it onto your device. If you decide to do so, let us know what you think in the comments below.

Sources: GigaOm, Geoffrey Métais (Twitter)

Dan Thorp-Lancaster