VLC 3.0 also apparently consumes less CPU and GPU than apps such as Media Player Classic Home Cinema and the Movies app on Windows.
Chromecast support is available via the Playback menu.
The latest version of the video player has been rolled out on Android, iOS devices, Apple TV, Windows, Linux and every other major platform.
If you are interested you can find the entire changelog on VLC's blog post.
VideoLAN has released version 3.0 of its popular media player, VLC.
The release also supports 10bit video, audio passthrough for HD audio codecs and will let you browse local network and network-attached storage (NAS) drives for media.
However, today we will talk about the new Chromecast feature which is arguably the highlight of VLC 3.0. Chromecast streams the video from youtube.com.
Folks with a Chromecast streaming stick will be pleased as well, as this update adds support for native Chromecast playback, which is ideal because Chromecast doesn't support a lot of video files itself. "Google ensures that your video is encoded in an h264 format on youtube.com, so streaming is simple", Métais stated. The Android Auto interface is simplified, and you can ask it to "play Daft Punk (with VLC)" and Assistant will load it up. Lastly, select the video or audio file to send it to your Chromecast device. "And of course in real time, which is challenging on Android because phones are less powerful than computers", he added. VideoLAN has said that the Chromecast support is now in beta, so everything might not work perfectly.
OnePlus has released a new version of its Switch app in the Play Store. Notably, support for Chromecast could be considered beta for now. 4K televisions from major brands like Sony, LG, and Samsung are being updated with HDR.