VLC for iOS Receives a Substantial Update with Improved Cloud Storage Functionality
The popular multimedia content viewer, VLC, recently received a substantial update with a new iOS 7-themed user interface, an improved library and hooks into both Dropbox and Google Drive. On the surface, VideoLANís VLC for iOS version 2.2.0 gives the media player a new look with multitouch gestures, a revamped interface and a new startup tutorial. The app gets a few key functionality tweaks and additions many users have been waiting for quite some time.
The biggest of the changes is Google Drive integration and Dropbox streaming. For Google Drive, content delivery is limited to downloads, while users can both download and stream from Dropbox. In addition to the cloud-based options, VLC improved stability with local UPnP multimedia servers. The latest release offers support for downloads from UPnP multimedia servers and improved WiFi upload reliability when processing multiple items.
Furthermore, TV show and audio handling was tweaked for shows with over 100 episodes, while a number of new streaming formats were added to the appís supported list, including HTTP live streaming, HTTPS playback and m3u streaming.
Those of you interested in downloading VLC for iOS can do so for free from the App Store.