VLC for iOS is a port of the free VLC media player to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.\nIt 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 iOS is completely free and open source.

What’s New

Version 3.2.7

This is a bug fix release, we are actively working on media groups.

· Fix streaming content on Google Drive
· Add passcode protection for WiFi Sharing
· Re-add more granular playback speed control
· Display file size information in Edit mode
· Fix repeating media when shuffle is disabled
· Fix uploads of media larger than 10 GB via WiFi
· Fix storage of recent network streams without iCloud
· Fix random playback control through lock screen
· Fix progress display for downloads via FTP
· Fix missing Share sheet on iPad
· Fix Chromecast button not to show in some cases
· Minor UI improvements and fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

joecunningham ,

Almost as good as it used to be...

...but not quite. A few months ago there was a VLC update that made your users go ballistic. Lucky for me I noticed this before updating and decided install VLC on my iPhone to monitor the app’s rehabilitation while continuing to use the non-screwed-up version on my iPad, where my video library lives. At the time, for me, the dealbreaker was that thumbnails were no longer using whatever frame a given video had stopped on (I like being able to choose my own thumbnail). I just noticed on my phone that at some point this important feature was restored. Great! HOWEVER... what is the need for empty space between thumbnails? And moreover, what is the need for placing the title below instead of upon the thumbnails? Both of these design choices decrease how large they can be and how many can seen onscreen at once. When I compare the library interface of the current version on my iPhone to the non-updated version on my iPad (v3.1.9) I much prefer the old view with them all packed together. Please make this an option in the settings so I can update VLC on my iPad. I’ll continue to monitor the app’s progress on my phone and when it is finally satisfactory again I will upgrade and give VLC the five stars I wish it deserved.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your detailed feedback!
The iPad keyboard is on our list, especially for those basic playback controls.
An iPhone based remote makes sense indeed, but is a bit more complex to do. It is on our list for the long run, but will not be worked on immediately.

Library management will be greatly improved later this year by a complete rewrite of the current user interface.

To leave a movie to go back to the library during playback, don't swipe down, but use the pinch gesture.

soonergrrrl ,

Version 3.2.0 ruined it

Update: my previous issue was resolved, but unfortunately, I really REALLY wish I could revert back to before I updated to this latest version (3.2.0). Now, TV shows are no longer grouped together, and my video tab just looks like a huge mess! It seems like in this update you spent too much time focusing on how the music part works, especially for a VIDEO player. I never really understood why there was a music option anyway to be honest. I don't like the new playlist system because as someone else said, the main screen is still wicked cluttered. Also, when I tried to just put a tv show into its own playlist, they are all kinds of out of order and no way to organize them. BOO. This does not feel like an update, but a way to turn the video player into a music player. So now I have no way to get files off the main screen, no way to group episodes of a tv show together, and I have to hunt and hunt through all these video files to find what I'm looking for, but boy...that empty music section sure looks fancy.

Now the app no longer responds to my touch. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling but to no avail. I don't know how to use an app on a touch device that doesn't respond to touch. It is useless now. Too bad because it was the reigning champ of video players for so long...

nlkneim ,

Some bugs

I have been using this app for months now. Overall, it’s a good app. It’s so easy to use and simple. But I have encountered some bugs recently. Sometimes when I add files to vlc using iTunes, the added files get duplicated. And when I try to delete one of the duplicated files, all of the copies get deleted. So then I have to add the files again with iTunes. I even looked at the vlc folder in the files app on iOS. I didn’t see any duplicated files there. Looks like the problem is with the app and not iTunes.
Another drawback of the app is that you can’t make folders for organizing files. So when you have a lot of files on your phone, you just have to scroll or search to find them.
I didn’t give the app a five star rating only because of these problems. Hope they are fixed soon.


170 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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