VLC is one of the better media players available on Android, and the app is about to get even better. In the newest update to version 1.3.2, VLC for Android is getting background video playback functionality, a new look for the audio player, and more.
What exactly is background video playback? Just like what you get in YouTube Music Key, videos will keep playing on your device, even if you press the home button or turn the screen off. It’s a very handy feature, and we’re sure many VLC fans will welcome this new addition. To turn on the feature after you update the app, head to Settings>Interface>Play videos in background.
A few other small changes are also present in this update, including a new look for the audio player, a new Album View, improved search, more Lollipop animation effects, a simplified video controller and a new file browser. On the backend, the VLC team has also fixed hardware acceleration for TS files, fixed SD cards browsing, and added better logging and updated codecs.
The new update is now live in the Play Store, so head to the link below to grab the newest version.