VLC for Mobile is a port of the free VLC media player to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. It can play all your movies, shows and music in most formats directly without conversion. It allows file synchronization with Dropbox, GDrive, OneDrive, Box, iCloud Drive, iTunes, direct downloads and through WiFi sharing as well as streaming from SMB, FTP, UPnP/DLNA media servers and the web. VLC offers support for advanced subtitles including full SSA compatibility, multi-track audio, and playback speed control.


  • Play all files, in all formats, including exotic ones, like classic VLC media player.
  • Play MKV, multiple audio tracks (including 5.1), and subtitles tracks (including SSA!).
  • Support for network streams, including HLS, MMS or RTSP.
  • Include video filters, playback speed manipulation, and fine seeking.
  • A video media library, with WiFi Upload, Dropbox integration and optional passcode lock.
  • Integration for bluetooth headsets and AirPlay.
  • Supports iOS 5.1 or later including the first iPad.
  • Completely free, libre and open source.


Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.

What's New

  • Add views for artists, albums and episodes to the media library
  • Add more options to sort the media library
  • Add support for bookmarks
  • Improve shuffle algorithm for playback
  • Indicate currently playing media in library
  • Major update to internal event handling
  • Performance improvements
  • Add Handoff support for WiFi Sharing
  • Add option to configure seek duration
  • Rewritten OneDrive support
  • Updated UPnP support
  • Major adaptive streaming update, notably for multiple timelies and webvtt
  • Add support for DVBSub inside MKV
  • Fix some Flac files that could not be played
  • Improve seeking in Ogg and fragmented MP4 files
  • Fix styling issues with subs tx3g (mp4) tracks
  • Fix playback of live AV1 streams
  • Fix crashes with VP9 streams

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