New interface

This release has a new interface, available in dark or white colors. The UI is closer to an Android look and will evolve more in the future.

Video Browser

The video browser has seen a simple evolution: Video Browser Portrait Phone


Audio Browser

The audio browser has evolved quite a bit: phoneAudioBrowser.png

We even have an equalizer: phoneEqualizer.png

And a playlist that you can edit with gestures: phoneAudioPlayer.png

Video Player

We also updated the video player: phoneVideoPlayer.png

Hardware acceleration

The second important change is the introduction of full hardware acceleration. With this release, we've been able to decode 4K streams on a Nexus 5 or a BayTrail tablet.

Hardware acceleration is now enabled by default on 4.3 and 4.4. You can access it on 4.1 and 4.2 in preferences.

It also features the better looking subtitles support that was added on VLC on the desktop.

Software decoding has been accelerated too.


This release supports Widi and HDMI screens; it fixes some audio bugs on 2.3 and SD cards misdetections. Have fun!


This release of VLC for Android is the 17th Beta. It's numbered 0.9.0, since it's the last important version before the 1.0.0 release.

It's available everywhere, except in the US, but will be pushed as a staging release on the store.

It will be finally available in the US with our next release.

VLC for Android is compatible from Android 2.1 to 4.4 :)

Get it

VLC for Android