The VLC media player is one of the most popular video players among the Android users. In those days when Android players were not supporting certain video formats, VLC was the only video, which used to play those videos. Things are changing fast ever since then, and now VLC too is bringing some significant changes in its video player as per the news.

A dedicated team is working hard on this latest development since mid-2016 when VideoLAN released VLC 2.0. Today as per the new announcement VideoLAN has launched the beta version 2.1 and it has some of the most attractive features which can certainly push the popularity of VLC Player further up in future.

The Beta of VLC 2.1 Android to Have 360-Degree Video

The significant changes we will see in the 2.1 version of the VLC will be the support for 360-degree videos. This update is seen as to support the next generation VR headsets like Google Cardboard. For Android TVs VLC’s 2.1 is going to have s special picture-in-picture video. We will also see an Audio play support for Android Auto as it is also a part of this update.

Another notable addition in VLC 2.1 is going to be a blurred version of any cart cover if it is available in the background. This up gradation will only enhance the picture quality to a great extent. Along with these significant additions, there will be some small inclusions as well. There will be UI tweaks and improvements also in minor addition.

The 360-degree video inclusion is seen as their recent partnership with camera manufacturer Giroptic. Their team creates many media contents, which include videos and photos as panoramic images. Currently, this feature is available in Windows-enabled PCs and now the Android smartphone users will also be going to enjoy soon.

If you can’t wait for the fully upgraded version of VLC 2.1, then you can indeed join their beta testing currently going on. All you need to do is to register yourself for the beta testing of VLC 2.1 by clicking on the link given below. First, you need to register yourself for accessing the beta version and once the registration is over you will get the access to the beta app from the Google Play Store.

As we mentioned above this 360-degree inclusion is mainly targeted to VR enabled devices, so those who are having Oculus Rift, Google Daydream or HTC Vive, need just to hold their breaths as they might see the stable version pretty soon. Although, as of now there is no word on when VideoLAN will announce the full-fledged version of VLC 2.1 since the beta testing is going on one can sense that it will not take much time.

After the official announcement of this update, it will only splurge the media player competition as VLC’s competitors will certainly jump into the fray to provide a media player who is as good as the VLC media player who is providing so many attractive features.

VLC 2.1 Beta Test for Android