VLC for Android 2.0 which was  in development  for long time was finally released and now available on Google Play.

This is a major release and brings lot of features, improvements and fixes to VLC for Android.If you already have the app, update it now or new users can download the app from Google Play.

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The notable features in this version are:  subtitles downloader, video playlists, network disk browsing, favorite folders and URLs  pop-up video view and support for multi windows.

Other features include new permissions support, an optional history panel, new asynchronous hardware decoder for faster decoding and updated codecs.

The features in VLC 2.0 that draw my attention are : Subtitles downloader and  pop-up video view.

Just like Youtube videos, you can play videos in a small window  while doing other work on your phone. While playing a video tap on the three dots, then select dotted rectangle icon to launch video in  smaller pop-out window.

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The subtitles downloader feature will let you download subtitles from OpenSubtitles directly to your mobile media player.

While playing videos from  VLC on your Android, just tap on  the speech bubble icon and select ‘Download Subtitles’ option.

Another noteworthy feature is introduction of  Network Browsing in VLC for Android. This option allows users to browse folders/files on network and play media files on network servers.

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This  update to VLC was working smoothly on my wife phone (Nexus 5), but it somehow messed with my  Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Phone, on updating to the latest version (v2.0), I’m  unable to launch the media player  on my Redmi Note 3 phone. Hope, the developer will launch a patch/update to fix this issue.

 

Overall, VLC 2.0 is a major update for Android devices and available for devices running  Android OS 2.2 & above.

 

Download VLC for Android 2.0 @ Google Play