VLC's Android media player app finally exits beta and hits the Play Store

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VLC has long been the go-to media player on PCs with its native support for just about any audio or video format, and now it's finally hitting Android in stable form.

The VLC Android app is finally shedding the beta tag after two long years, graduating to version 1.0. The update fixes some issues with Android devices using an ARMv8 processor.

If you're running a newer tablet your hardware should be able to handle the update just fine, enabling you to watch and listen to all your music, movies, and network streams with minimal hassle. VLC for Android also includes a file browser, so you can easily navigate and find anything saved on your device.

Why this matters: This is a great win for VLC fans, as it means the developers behind the platform won’t be letting it languish in beta purgatory. The real sweet spot will be when Chromecast support arrives, as you can then just grab your tablet to stream a movie or TV show and can ignore futzing with your PC.

This story, "VLC's Android media player app finally exits beta and hits the Play Store" was originally published by Greenbot.

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