VLC for Mobile is a port of the free VLC media player to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
It can play all your movies, shows and music in most formats directly without conversion.
It allows file synchronization with Dropbox, GDrive, OneDrive, Box, iCloud Drive, iTunes, direct downloads and through WiFi sharing as well as streaming from SMB, FTP, UPnP/DLNA media servers and the web.
VLC offers support for advanced subtitles including full SSA compatibility, multi-track audio, and playback speed control.

VLC for Mobile is completely free and open source.

What’s New

Version 3.2.13

· Add support for SMBv3
· Fix authentication regression with SMBv2 servers
· Fix DNS lookup regression with SMBv2 servers on IPv6-capable networks
· Fix login to

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings


Room for improvement

I love VLC and use it on almost all my devices.. two of the things which I believe can greatly improve usage are:
1) A proper movie library like the one Infuse has, showcasing the movie info.
2) Network stream should include Mega in Cloud Services, the others are good but we tend to store all our movies on Mega and other players are including Mega by default.
These two minor improvements could make VLC invincible. The first one making VLC a polished, superior looking media player and the second making people’s lives easier.

Devildaga ,

Battery drain and video play back.

After the last update issue regarding 10 and 12 bit hevc was resolved however now the battery drains quickly while watching videos on smb connection from 55% to 20% in less than 40 mins. Further the video automatically jumps either to next or previous video automatically atleast once while playing a video over smb.
Fix it asap. As I now need a charger connected constantly to my phone to watch videos on this player.
FYI I am still playing hevc 10-12 bit videos so it is still much more to be fixed.
Also subtitles are not getting downloaded from the default subtitle search option.
It simply loads a blank list each time.

Developer Response ,

We cannot reproduce this problem. Please make sure to allow VLC to access devices on your local network (you actively need to allow this since iOS 14).

Jaspal Brar (JB) ,

Must have app, lacks only 1 required feature

This is my favourite app for watching movies, however, it needs integration with Files app so that we can watch movies stored in other apps too.

Currently you need to get the movie by copying it from other apps (which is problematic on low storage memory and needs some time to copy) or by iTunes in PC (which required PC/Macbook nearby).

Also, subtitles are not displayed when they’re embedded in video file. I’m trying to watch Naruto Shippuden episodes in MKV format.

App Privacy

The developer, VideoLAN, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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