VLC one of the most popular media player apps in the world has finally made it’s way onto the store as a proper universal app. It’s available now for both the desktop and mobile. It’sa little rough around the edges being in beta and the app did crash on me several times. It also has a weird behaviour  where a song mutes itself when the app is minimized. Other than that it’s a nicely designed app and works very well while playing a wide variety of files. The developer has promised a new update with the arrival of Windows 10 redstone which will bring an enhanced set of UI animations within the app.

Currently the app supports the following features

  • Video playback
  • Audio playback
  • MKV support
  • FLAC playback
  • Subtitles downloader
  • Browse network servers like Plex
  • Add folder to automatically scan for music and video
  • Switch between a light and dark theme
  • Set a color in the app

Due to windows SDK limitations the app does not currently support DVD and Blu Ray playback

Download the app from the store here