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VLC 2.0 for Android is out – now with network browsing

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After what seemed like age-long testing, VLC for Android 2.0 has graduated to stable release. Some things do take a long time to perfect, just remember how long Gmail had its “beta” subtitle and when it comes to LVC, there is definitely a reputation to live up to.

The main highlight of VLC 2.0 is its eagerly-anticipated network browsing feature, which is finally added to the mix. As fans would expect, it offers quite a versatile list of supported protocols, including Windows shares, UPnP, NFS, FTP and SFTP.

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Another major milestone achieved through version 2.0 is the merge between the general Android and Android TV versions of the software. This not only unifies the experience and ensures quick update dissipation, but has also allowed VideoLAN to leave both the standard and TV interfaces in. You can switch between them on any of your devices right from the settings menu.

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Other improvements in the new version include faster decoding and playback of all video types and a few rewritten components, like the notification controls and pop-up video. You can bet that there is still a lot more to come from the VideoLAN. For now, you can head on over to the Google Play store or hit the source link to get the update.

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