Perhaps most notably, the latest update to VLC for Mobile enables integration with several of the technologies currently implemented by Apple.
First off, VLC now allows you to unlock the app using your fingerprint with Touch ID, in lieu of manually entering your four-digit passcode.
VLC now also lets you search and get to your files in the app directly from the home screen of your iOS device using Spotlight. Note, though, that Spotlight returns results only for files that youve previously played in VLC, not for all files that are in the app.
The new version of VLC also boasts support for multitasking on iPad. On iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 2 or later, you can use Slide Over to view VLC over another app. And on iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 4, you can use Split View to view VLC side by side with another app at the same time, like when you want to read up on the Rocky spinoff Creed on Google while watching the original Rocky on VLC.
If you can’t see the demo embedded above, please click here.
Playback and gesture configurations
VLC for Mobile has also just gained new settings that allow you to configure playback continuation and gestures.
Now, you can set audio or video playback to never continue, always continue, or ask to continue.
Also, you can now configure how you can control playback using gestures. You can choose to enable or disable the following gestures: swipe up/down for volume, tap to play/pause, swipe up/down for brightness, swipe right/left to seek (with optional variable jump duration), and pinch to close.
The latest update to VLC for Mobile also includes the following tweaks:
Added support for SMB file sharing
Media stored in folders on remote servers is now played as a list
Reworked networking UI
Added improved UI support for Right-to-Left languages
Added support for music albums with more than 1 disk
Display chapter duration in playback UI
Recently played network stream URL are now shared across all devices
Stored login information is now shared across all devices
Cloud login credentials are now shared across all devices