VLC and Plex featuring on the anticipated Apple TV is big news today.
A blog post from VLC lead developer, Jean-Baptiste Kempf reads as a tease:
“Oh, and one more thing… we started to prepare VLC for tvOS”.
What’s in the making of this match is not sure yet. Nonetheless, in an attempt to bring a truly redesigned, enhanced and more performant tool to users, Apple is looking for all means to make AppleTV the carrier of a better experience.
After announcing that AppleTV would also dive in the world of casual gaming, making the device a fit console under the price scale of high-end consoles on the market, including VLC and Plex in the fresh product renders it a full entertainment package.
VLC and Plex open up a whole new world of possibilities for AppleTV. As VLC is a renowned media player that works across platforms, it supports a wide array of audio and video formats, as well as streaming servers.
Make your pick and play all types of files that weren’t previously supported by AppleTV seems like a good bargain. Particularly in regions of the world where access to online streaming servers isn’t really an option – see China or India – playing your own media library, carefully and thoroughly gathered in time is a treat.
Plex would also enable the streaming of images and video or audio files from the iPhone to the iPad to AppleTV to become a much easier endeavor.
As media is stored on our personal devices, the environment allows us more control and stability. And having the tools stream our media collections with the new AppleTV certainly makes Apple’s device more appealing.
AppleTV will be released come October, after it was announced at Apple’s September event.
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