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How to Install and Use VLC on Apple TV

Apple TV 4 and higher devices has official support for VLC media player.

VLC is one of the best open-source multimedia players you can use to play audio and video files of any format like MP3, MP4, MPEG, AVI, 3GP, QuickTime, and much more. With the VLC app, you can play files from different services like Dropbox, GDrive, iTunes, Box, OneDrive, and more. You can also use it to play the media files on storage devices as well as the internet media. VLC is completely free to use, and it is available for several platforms like Android, iOS, PC, macOS, tablets, Android TV, Firestick, and Chromebook. If you had Apple TV 4th generation or higher, you could stream VLC easily by installing it from the App Store.

Apart from being a media player, it also offers advanced subtitle support, screen rotation, full-screen display, volume control, brightness, aspect ratio, and more.

How to Install VLC on Apple TV

As mentioned earlier, Apple TV has an official VLC app that can be installed from the App Store. Users with Apple TV 4th and higher generation models can install this media player officially on their device.

[1] Turn on your Apple TV and connect with a proper internet connection.

[2] Move to the App Store and open it by clicking on it.

Apple TV App Store

[3] Select the Search icon on the top of the screen.

Apple TV search icon

[4] Type VLC in the search box and search for the app.

[5] From the search results, select the official VLC app.

[6] Click the Install/Get button on the app info screen to download the app.

[7] Wait for the downloading process to complete.

[8] Once it gets downloaded, click the Open button to launch it on your Apple TV.

Use VLC for Network Stream

As we mentioned earlier, you can use VLC to stream the internet media by entering the URL. You can find the URL on the internet. Make sure that the site is legal and doesn’t violate copyright infringement.

Open the VLC app go to the Network Stream box to enter the URL that you have. Now, stream the media you want.

Remote Playback

[1] Launch the VLC app on Apple TV and Remote Playback box.

[2] Click on the Enable Remote Playback option, and two IP addresses will appear on the screen.

[3] Now, turn on your Mac and connect it to the WiFi network where your Apple TV was connected.

[4] Open a browser and enter the IP address displayed on the Apple TV screen.

[5] It will open a VLC’s Remote Playback window.

[6] Now, drag and drop the video file you stored on Mac and watch it on the TV screen.

Alternative Method to Stream VLC on Apple TV

[1] Connect your Apple TV to a WiFi network. On the other hand, connect your Apple TV to the same network.

[2] Install VLC from the App Store on your iPhone.

[3] Open the Control Center on your iPhone.

[4] Click the Screen Mirroring icon.

VLC on Apple TV

[5] Select your Apple TV from the list of available devices.

[6] Open VLC on your iPhone and play the local media you want.

[7] The same video will play on the TV screen.

You can easily play all your favorite audio and video files on Apple TV with the methods mentioned above. The integration with lets you download subtitles for all kinds of media, including shows, documentaries, movies, and more.

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