In addition to normal playback features, VLC for the Apple TV allows navigation by chapters and multiple audio and subtitles tracks selection. Unlike any other player on Apple TV so far, VLC supports custom playback speed. VLC is increasingly used to watch talks and documentation in education so it was naturally of high importance for us to include this feature from the start. As part of our cross platform initiative on improving subtitles support and rendering for VLC’s forthcoming 3.
0 desktop release, VLC on the Apple TV displays any kind of text srt, SSA, WebVTT, . or bitmap subtitles including full support for Right to Left languages like Arabic and Hebrew, complex text layout for Malayalam or other Asian languages. For web radio and music playback, we integrated with the community service hatchet. is to show artist imagery and biographies in addition to album artwork. For the first time, VLC directly integrates with OpenSubtitles.
org, so missing subtitles can be downloaded by the user during playback. VLC for Apple TV integrates discovery of services on the local network, for Windows Shares SMB, DLNA/UPnP media servers, FTP and PLEX servers. Login credentials for devices and services can be securely stored on the Apple TV and will be synchronized to the user’s iPad or iPhone and the other way around to ease access. Finally, VLC for Apple TV includes an innovative feature called Remote Playback a custom way of casting media stored on other computers to the TV using a web browser. A user can drop one or multiple files on the browser to play those instantly, and the copies will remain available in the device cache locally. Additionally, this works for pasting directly streams from compatible URLs and multiple actions can be sent to create the current playlist.
And of course, this web interface can be used to control playback. We are extremely excited to share this initial version of VLC for Apple TV today and looking forward to deliver further features currently in development, notably native integration with Cloud Services, like Dropbox, OneDrive and Box. Those features will enter beta testing today. After concluding 2015 with VLC’s first version for Chrome OS, this is a head start in 2016 with a large number of releases yet to come, notably VLC 3. 0 for desktop computers as well as yet another new port!We hope that you like our new release as much as we do and we are looking forward to answer any question you might have.