VLC for Mobile Review

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VLC for Mobile is a free video player that allows you to watch movies or other videos within a few taps. The concept of the application is simple. It has a straightforward design which makes it easier to use the app. The video player is simple, but it has all the required features. You can download VLC for Mobile on iOS and Android devices. It should be mentioned that the application is called “VLC for Android” in Google Play Market. For now, more than 100 million people have downloaded the application on their devices.

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Functionality – 5/5

After you start the application, you will see the main menu with all the videos that are stored locally on your device. If you tap the icon that is located at the top left of your screen, you will see a short menu. There you can Open Network Stream (type the URL address and begin streaming), Download from Web Server (type the address, and then tap the “download” button in order to start downloading, and synchronize VLC for Mobile with your Dropbox account. Just tap on the Dropbox icon, and then select a video you want to play.

You can also go to the settings menu, where you can set a passcode lock, select the encoding for subtitles text, enable the playback in the background (you can open another application, but you will be still able to hear the audio from the video you are watching). You can delete your videos by tapping on them and selecting “delete” button.

Design – 5/5

VLC for Mobile design is straightforward. There are not many sections, it is easy to look through all the sections. The icons are highlighted, the text is clearly visible. To start playing the video, just tap on it. At the bottom of your screen, you will see how much time the video lasts.

Usability – 3/5

Usually, the application works nice. It provides its users with all the promised content. But people say that there are many issues which occur after updates. For example, VLC for Mobile does not update the list of your videos. Reinstalling should help in this case.

Cross-Platform use – 4/5

Users can download VLC for Mobile on Android and iOS platforms. The functions of the app are the same on both platforms. The application is free so you can use all the VLC for Mobile features for free. You can also enter your Dropbox account with the help of the app, and search for videos there.

In-app purchases – 5/5

There are no in-app purchases in VLC for Mobile application. The application allows you to use all the features for free. In addition, there are not advertisements. So you can watch your videos without any pauses.

The Bottom Line

VLC for Mobile is a video player that provides users with many useful features. The design of the application is straightforward. In addition, there are not in-app purchases. You can download VLC for Mobile for free.



We recommend you to install VLC for Mobile on your devices, and we also hope that this VLC for Mobile review helped you to understand how the app looks like.

Pros : Simple but useful features;
Straightforward interface;
No in-app purchases.

Cons : Creating a video library from scratch takes time;
You have to look for the videos on your own.

Functionality 5

Design 5

Usability 3

Cross-platform use 4

Average : 4.3


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