VLC media player revitalizes its Android Auto app in latest update


With bookmarks and improved integration

Regardless of the device, VLC is pretty much essential for all your video, audio, and streaming needs. It’s always one of the first apps I download when setting up a new computer, and it gets better with every new update. It’s been over two months since we saw VLC 3.4 in beta, but it’s finally ready for prime time.

As we initially saw in July, this update focuses on VLC’s audio capabilities, adding a whole new interface to its music player. While it’s still not the prettiest UI you’ll find on the Play Store, it’s a huge improvement over its old look. Bookmarks also came out of the beta, perfect for marking your place in three-hour audiobooks or podcasts. VLC has also made it easier to use without permission, allowing network streams even if you haven’t granted it file access.


A small but significant change comes to the onboarding experience. With a new splash screen now online when first accessing the app, it should be easier to familiarize new users with how the app works. It’s also coming to the Android TV version, with updated UI player tips.

Finally, the app’s Android Auto interface is brand new, perfect for anyone who uses VLC as their primary media service. With shortcuts for playlists, library and network streams, it’s now faster to access podcasts, albums and even live events, while keeping your eyes on the road.

VLC 3.4 is now available for download via the Play Store link below, or you can grab the APK from APK Mirror.

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Deana N. Guinn