Felix Paul Kuehne, lead developer for the iOS and OS X version of popular video player app VLC, has confirmed that VLC for iOS should be available again soon in the iOS App Store (via Softpedia). The app will be returning after an almost four-month absence from the iOS platform.

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VLC for iOS mysteriously disappeared from the iOS App Store following the release of iOS 8 in September of this year. VLC did not comment on the removal, only stating that it was "working with Apple on a solution" to bring VLC back into the App Store. After several months of silence, the company announced in early December that it was launching a semi-public TestFlight beta trial of the updated version of the app.

Addressing a recent complaint about the app still not being available, Kuehne wrote in a VLC forum post that, "It will be again, but probably early next year due to the iTunes Connect holiday shutdown." He added on Twitter that the app will be back "Hopefully quite soon."

VLC recently released the TestFlight beta 2 version of VLC for iOS 2.4.0 with a handful of improvements. Based on Kuehne's comments, soon everyone, not just beta testers, will be able download the version as a new app or an update for versions downloaded before the app was removed from the App Store.

Top Rated Comments

vashspike Avatar
92 months ago
I've been using Infuse for quite some time now. It's best features are bought via in app purchase but it is the best video player I've found for my iPad/iPhone. No transcoding needed and it handles every obscure video format I can throw at it. My favorite feature is having it connect to a shared folder on my computer and it will allow me to download videos to my device or stream them from my desktop around the house.

Oh, almost forgot. It allows you to AirDrop your videos to other peoples devices! I love this!!

Get it, you won't regret it.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
baryon Avatar
92 months ago
I still use the old non-retina iOS 5 or whatever version that was, it's useable and at least it can play videos without having to transcode them for endless hours like the useless built-in Videos app. Can't wait for it to be re-released, it's the only way to play videos really.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fraggot Avatar
92 months ago
Infuse has pretty much knocked them out of the water at this point.

I've grown tired of VLC.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve121178 Avatar
92 months ago
How about updating the UI for the Mac version for Yosemite? No?

Image (http://makeameme.org/media/created/Alrighty-Then.jpg)

It's a media player, it doesn't need lots of ridiculous garnish and is fine as it is.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iMacDragon Avatar
92 months ago
Why only FaceTime?

Probably because they're not ready to support it in iTunes yet. I'd place bets that iOS 9 will open up the API to allow h265 too.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Erastopic Avatar
92 months ago
How about updating the UI for the Mac version for Yosemite? No?

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