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VLC media player for Android

VLC for Android™

VLC for Android™ is still under heavy development. The current version is 1.6.0.

or download the APK package from our mirrors.


  • Plays all files, in all formats, like the classic VLC.
  • Audio and video media library, with full search.
  • Support for network streams, including HLS.
  • Supports Android from version 2.1 (platform-7).
  • Supports ARMv6, ARMv7, MIPS and x86.
  • Supports secondary display.
  • Subtitles support, embedded and external, including ASS and DVD subtitles.
  • Multi audio or subtitles tracks selection.
  • Multi-core decoding.
  • Supports full hardware decoding.
  • Gestures, headphones control.
  • Audio equalizer

Help us!

Test it

We need help to test VLC under a variety of devices.

Please join us on our forum.

Kickstart us!

We need funding to:

so VLC works perfectly on Android phones and tablets.

Send us phones

If you are a phone manufacturer or have spare phones, please send them to us :)

Contact us.

Decoding performance

VLC can decode video in sofware and hardware mode. Hardware decoding often provides better performance but is not supported on all devices. If your device Android version is below 4.3, software decoding may be the only working option for you.


See here for additional documentation.


We would like to thank people who helped us.
SolutionLinux Dojocrea JBMM Asus France