Xbox One users already enjoying VLCWe all know that the Nintendo Switch is an outstanding game, but when it comes to video, it is not so great. Recently, it received YouTube and in the States Hulu apps. That’s all – there is no onboard disc player, no Amazon, no Netflix.
So when the news of VLC coming to the Nintendo Switch broke, it became more intriguing. We all know that VLC is one of the most useful and flexible free media playing apps on PC, and has previously made its way to mobile phones and Xbox One console.
Now Jean-Baptiste Kempf, the lead developer at VLC parent company VideoLan has revealed his plans to bring VLC to the Nintendo Switch just like it is on the Xbox One.
VLC planned updates
This would allow Switch owners to open up the console to personal video files, allowing them playback of different types of video files on the Nintendo Switch.
He also talked of bringing VLC to the PS4, though it is a bit less needed there, as PS4 already has its own media player app and a full complement of streaming services. In fact, a Roku version of the app is also being considered.
Additionally, VLC has some other useful updates in the works. Its next Android build will include support for Apple AirPlay streaming and the VLC VR will bring native VR video playback to VLC, with 3D interaction support, a virtual cinema playback room and VR-friendly stereo sound.
So if you have been wondering why you can’t play all kind of videos on your Nintendo Switch, this is good news for you. You will soon be able to play all kind of videos on your Switch without any hassle.
The console itself is exciting, but the VLC will make it even more exciting when it finally arrives. It means you will soon start enjoying your Nintendo Switch to the fullest.