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VLC for Windows 10 Mobile launching Redstone public beta next week, official release in May

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.

29 Comments
  • It's looking gorgeous....Damn...hope its not broken like the wp8.1 Version
  • I wont download... This app and bbm hare the only apps that have more bugs than windows 10 mobile. Makay Chapulets | MTN CCR
    Posted from my Lumia 640XL running Windows 10.
  • Yeap, that's entire Coldplay. And yeah me have that too. Urvansh Mehta
  • This is great news! The Movies and TV app is perfect for me on mobile but when it comes to the desktop, VLC for life!
  • If your screen size is minimum 1080p, ang u like Modern UI, try these skins (32 bit version of VLC recommended, else there's a glitch with skins in fullscreen) https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=D8C828401F9CF40C!1386609&authkey=!... Let me know what you think ;) Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10 on Surface Pro 3
  • @iamveeo
  • Desktop is better in my opinion, but I might give the universal app a try.
  • If your screen size is minimum 1080p, ang u like Modern UI, try these skins (32 bit version of VLC recommended, else there's a glitch with skins in fullscreen) https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=D8C828401F9CF40C!1386609&authkey=!... Let me know what you think ;)
  • I love vlc but now most of my media is from xbox/groove music pass/movies and TV
  • Drag and drop support is needed... Would be awesome. (dragging a video/music file from file explorer and dropping it on the VLC app to play, just lik Win32 app)
  • No support for 10586 build devices is that meant? If that is correct then a bad decision
  • It will be with the official release which will launch in early may.
  • No it won't due to API limitations. Redstone bringt lots of new APIs
  • I don't think it is a bad decision. Since all windows 10 supported phones will be upgraded to Redstone, there is no reason working on a version of the app for old software. As for the unsupported phones that are on 10586 thanks to insider builds, well they are unsupported and there's nothing we can do about that. Posted from my awesome new Lumia 640 XL with Windows 10 mobile.
  • The blog mentions API compatibility issues.
  • ofc we have them. even Microsoft cant fully use the API and has to limit the functionality of its apps to whatever they have ready at the moment
  • Beautiful UI. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • But vlc for mobile....holy crap hahaha.. Too many bug lol
  • Pretty much my music collection :P
  • One dude does all this coding for VLC on these platforms? ! Good work, Thomas Nigro. Keep it up.
  • Keep up the good work Thomas Nigro.
  • Cool, I was disappointed when they did't announce it sooner. VLC's the only video player I even bother with. My PC's SSD died recently, and VLC was one of about 3 things I made sure to get back ASAP (along with Windows, Trillian, and TeamViewer). Now, if only we could get MLB.TV back on the platform.
  • If your screen size is minimum 1080p, ang you like Modern UI, try these skins (32 bit version of VLC recommended, else there's a glitch with skins in fullscreen) https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=D8C828401F9CF40C!1386609&authkey=!...
  • Will the VLC app on desktop play DVDs, does anyone know? It's the major limitation which has kept me from changing over to the app from the program.
  • Why dont you right click, open and go to vids and watch what you want within the dvd? If it isnt too much trouble that is.. Been doing that since Vista days!
  • We need show box !
  • And please cz im not on redstone on my pc make a video about it! Posted from here, 1520.
  • Why end Windows 8.1 app support?
  • A SHAME VIDEOS DONT HAVE PROPER THUMBNAILS FOR BLUE RAY COVERS OR DVD COVERS LIKE KODI OTHERWISE ITS PRETY AWSOME.