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At CES 2019, VLC announced the support for Apple AirPlay which will allow users to stream any video from their Android or iOS device to Apple TV. Jean-Baptiste Kempf, one of the lead developers at Videolan confirmed the news to Variety. However, there is no confirmation on the launch date right now.
Just like with Chromecast, we intend to support AirPlay on any platform. There is no release date yet at all. We would like it to be part of VLC 4, which is the next major release we are currently working on. We will let you know in advance once we define a date.
VLC did not confirm exactly which platforms will be supported, but given that Android is on the list support may also come to Windows.
When we asked Francois Cartegnie, a VLC developer, he noted that VLC was modular and if the modules are transferable the feature may come to other platforms.
VLC is modular and if the module does not depend on the target platform API, then this module will work on every version. Stay tuned.
— François (@fcartegnie) January 11, 2019
Update: We have now received positive confirmation from one of the developers that VLC indeed is working on bringing support for AirPlay for Windows. We reached out to Felix Paul Kühne who is a developer for VLC and he confirmed that VLC will add support for AirPlay on Windows in the future.
It will be available on any platform like with the current Chromecast support 🙂
– Felix Paul Kühne
VLC will be celebrating another milestone soon. The company confirmed that they’re closing in on 3 billion downloads. They didn’t confirm the current numbers but the team behind VLC deserves the success.
Via: The Verge