VLC gets iOS 7 redesign, Google Drive integration, Dropbox streaming, the ability to download files, and more

VideoLAN today updated VLC for iOS with a slew of improvements, including a new design for iOS 7 as well as Google Drive and Dropbox features. You can download the new version now from Apple’s App Store.

The main highlights from the full changelog are as follows:

  • New UI for iOS 7.
  • New multi-touch gestures.
  • Google Drive integration and streaming from Dropbox.
  • Improved UPnP support including the ability to download files.
  • A start-up tutorial.
  • Re-written WiFi Upload.
  • Support for more streaming formats and protocols.
  • Improved decoders, adding support for HEVC / H.265 and VP9.
  • Improved library handling, especially for TV shows.
  • Improved privacy when using Passcode Lock.
  • We would argue that this release warrants a major version bump, but the team has dubbed this version 2.2.0. You can check out more details on how VLC for iOS has progressed since its re-release in July over on the documentation wiki.

    See also – VLC for iOS returns by July 19, re-written from the ground up and fully open-sourced (Update: It’s here) and VLC for Windows 8 reaches $65,000 funding goal on Kickstarter with five days to spare

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