VLC is undoubtedly the most popular and widely preferred video and audio player app by smartphones and computer users. Over the years, VLC has been made available for different devices, and thus you can access VLC on Apple TV. Thus, you can play local video and audio files you have on your tvOS using VLC. In addition, it supports network streams, Disk shares, and DVD ISOs. It supports MP4, AAC, TS, FLAC, MKV, AVI, Wv, MOV, Ogg, and M2TS. VLC supports subtitles, closed captions, Teletext, and multi-track audio. Furthermore, VLC includes auto-rotation and adjustments for aspect ratio. You can control the brightness of your streams and volume on the app.

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VLC is an app that is free to download and use. There are no ads in the service, and it doesn’t have any in-app purchases either.

How to Add VLC on Apple TV

#1 Power up your Apple TV and connect to a stable internet connection.

Home Screen

#2 Launch the Apple TV App Store from the home screen.

#3 Next, click the Search icon in the App Store.

#4 Type in VLC on the search bar and search for it.

Search for VLC

#5 Initiate the app download by clicking on the Get button.

VLC on Apple TV

#6 Once the installation is over, open the VLC app.

#7 Click on the Remote Playback option and select Enable Remote Playback.

#8 With that, the VLC remote playback server activates and gives you a local network address for the Apple TV.

#9 On your computer connected to the same WIFI network of your Apple TV, launch a web browser and type in the local network address VLC has created itself. It will usually be displayed on your tvOS screen.

#10 With that, the VLC player’s Remote Playback window opens.

#11 Next, drag and drop files into the VLC window to watch them on your Apple TV. Alternatively, click on the + button on the top-right part of your window and choose the file you like to watch.

How to Stream VLC on Apple TV with AirPlay

1. Firstly, turn on your Mac and install the VLC Media Player.

2. Next, open the video you’d like to watch on your Apple TV with AirPlay.

3. From the top-right side of the VLC media player, click on the icon that looks like a small TV.

VLC on Apple TV

4. Next, click on the drop-down icon that shows you all the devices connected to your Mac.

5. From the list, click on your Apple TV from the list.

6. From the top-left side of the screen, click on Audio Settings and the Audio option.

7. Next, navigate to the Audio Device option from the drop list and click on it.

8. Next, select the Audio Device option and select the AirPlay option.

9. A tick mark shows that the option is selected.

10. Under the Video option, you will find a drop list showing all the settings, including full screen. Choose the desired option, and you will get the same on your tvOS screen.

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In Conclusion

Now, you know how to access VLC on your Apple TV. You can enjoy accessing your library of photos, videos, and similar files on your Apple TV. You can read the files on SD cards and USB devices as well. Apart from Apple TV, you can access VLC on your Android devices, iOS devices, PCs, and Mac. Let us hear from your comments if this section is useful to you.