VLC is your go-to all-around media player no matter which platform you’re using, and today the app’s Android counterpart got a pretty decently-sized update. Along with the usual performance improvements that ship with pretty much every app update since apps have existed, version 1.6 also comes with improvements to internal decoding speed, more Material design, and more…

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Rounding out the update is a reduced number of permissions needed by the app (which is definitely welcome, as this is a complaint that most Android users have about pretty much every app on the Play Store), accelerated video playback speed, and a “cleaned up interface” with a more Material look. VLC also says that the app has some minor new features: USB auto-detection, and more.

Here’s the full change log:

WHAT’S NEW

VLC on Android 1.6 is a major update to VLC
We’ve worked a lot to improve the internal decoding speed and the interface speed, and at the same time, prepare for Android 6.0.
The number of permissions needed were reduced, especially for KitKat (4.4) and more recent.
We’ve accelerated the video playback speed, for 4K support.
The interface was cleaned and speed up, with more Material look.
And a few new features, like USB auto-detection, better audio/video sync or better chapters support.

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