VLC 3.0 Update Supports HDR10, Chromecast Streaming

VLC 3.0 With Chromecast HDR Support Launched for Windows macOS Android and iOS

VLC 3.0 With Chromecast HDR Support Launched for Windows macOS Android and iOS

VideoLAN has released a new version of VLC Media Player, bringing the open source player up to date with support for new and future video technologies.

VLC Player is one of the most powerful applications used to play media without having to install auxiliary codecs.

The latest version of VLC contains a lot of great additions, as well as a tweaked UI. VLC Player, with the re-coded Google SDK, can play any format VLC can decode on Chromecast, too. VLC can re-encode video on the fly to make it work with Chromecast, including casting DVDs from your Windows machine.

It's not just picture quality, either - VLC 3.0 adds support Chromecast as well, enabling you to stream media from VLC around your home (ideal for getting those 8K videos to your TV).

What's new in the VLC Player 3.0 version?

VLC 3.0 is available to download for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS and Android. There is added support for 8K and HDR 10.

VideoLAN released a standalone 360-degree video player as a technical preview a year ago, and has now incorporated it into VLC 3.0.

"You really should upgrade to a more modern Windows version", VLC's developers told its users, and urged them also to use the 64-bit version of VLC for Windows.

Other features in this release include direct HDR support on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and up, passthrough for HD audio codecs, and local network drive browsing. All good things must come to an end, however, and this will be the last version of VLC for some platforms.

Welcome VLC version 3.0 on Android, which is a welcome update from version 2.5.