The main developer of the VLC media player on Windows has announced that a pubic beta of the universal Windows 10 Mobile app will be released sometime next week, followed by the official launch in early May. The team adds that the app will be "Redstone only, TH2 will probably not be supported."


Developer Thomas Nigro posted word on his blog that VLC VIPs will be able to get their hands on the Windows 10 Mobile app as soon as this week. The PC Windows 10 VLC app will enter closed beta testing in early May, followed by a public release later in the month.

An Xbox One version of the VLC app will be available for everyone later this summer after Microsoft updates the console to accept Windows Store apps. However, next week users can download the code and try it out on the Xbox One's Developer Mode, stating, "It's still far from perfect but we have several pieces of code not merged yet in the master branch."

A VLC app for Windows 10 iOT is in the works, but with no release date yet. A Microsoft HoloLens app will also be made "as soon as we have some devices to play with." As far as the current Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1 and Windows RT VLC apps, a final update will be launched in May for those versions, but support will end afterwards.