VLCfor iOS



Free video player

Supporting a wide range of files and formats, enjoy watching on the go or when you have some time to kill. Straightforward viewing from wherever you are using your mobile device.

Movies on the move

A simple video player to watch your favorite series and movies from your phone at any time.

VLC allows you to catch up on series you missed or watch a movie while you have some free time. Supporting many different video and audio files, you can get caught up on your favorite shows and movies, and since the app is for iPhone anywhere like sitting shotgun in a car, or at the gym as your, on an exercise bike are both great options to stream something. The app also allows you to use subtitle files on your phone, and the font style, font size and color of the subtitles are all customizable.

Change the contrast or adjust the brightness to suit where you are. Change the playback speed to make sure you can follow what’s happening on screen. Sync VLC with your iTunes account to add things to your mobile device from a computer. Download files directly from the internet. Content that is in your Dropbox account or saved in Google Drive is also playable on this app. For content that you don’t wish young kids to view, you can select to lock the app with a passcode for added protection. Files downloaded include the duration, file size and the resolution of the videos, which is a nice touch.

There are a couple of drawbacks. Media on your camera roll isn’t playable on this application. Also, people have playback issues and glitches when using this application. Getting files on your phone is also a pain because rather than having a direct download option like Netflix and Hulu, you have to download the video file to a computer, then use iTunes to transfer the file to your mobile device.

Where can you run this program?

VLC for iPhone runs on IOS software, from iOS 6.1 upwards. For optimal performance, try using the latest version of IOS on your phone.

Is there a better alternative?

No. There are a variety of options available if this app if not for you. Kodi, AVPlayer and RealPlayer are alternatives to this software. You can also use the download feature on the mobile version of media streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video.

Our take

This is a great way to watch TV shows and movies while on the go. If you have a long commute or regularly travel, this is a great way to kill some time while going from point A to point B.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you are someone who regularly streams on their Apple Device, then you should download this app and try it out.


  • Video player that plays multiple types of file
  • Easy to use
  • Supports Dropbox and Google Drive streaming
  • Can use parental blocks on files


  • Cannot play a video you have recorded on your phone
  • Sometimes experiences glitches
  • Can’t download items directly to the app

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