Can I Use VLC Media Player with My Apple Devices to Watch on a Bigger Screen?
Absolutely! VLC Media Player works with AirPlay, and that means you can use your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to send videos from VLC to your Apple TV or any TV that supports AirPlay 2.
What’s VLC Media Player?
VLC Media Player is a free app you can get for your Apple gadgets. It lets you watch videos, both offline and online.
How Does AirPlay Work?
AirPlay is like magic. It helps you cast your videos from your small device to a much larger TV screen. It’s like having your own movie theater!
Teaching You How to Use AirPlay with VLC Media Player
In this guide, we’re going to show you different ways to use AirPlay with VLC on your Apple device. It’s going to be easy and fun!
How Can I Share VLC from My iPhone to My TV?
Sure thing! To watch videos from your iPhone on your TV, follow these steps:
Step 1: Get Ready
First, make sure your iPhone and your TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Also, turn on the AirPlay option on your TV.
Step 2: Install VLC Media Player
Look for the VLC Media Player app in the App Store and install it.
Step 3: Open VLC and Allow Permissions
Open VLC, and when it asks for permission to access your storage, say yes.
Step 4: Choose a Video
Pick a video you want to watch.
Step 5: Cast It
While the video is playing, tap the Cast icon on the screen, and then choose AirPlay or Bluetooth.
Step 6: Select Your TV
Find your TV’s name in the list of nearby devices and tap on it.
Step 7: Watch on Your TV
Now, your video from VLC will appear on your TV. Cool, right?
Step 8: Done Watching?
To stop casting, tap the AirPlay icon again and disconnect your TV.
How About Sharing VLC from My Mac to My TV?
No problem! If you want to share videos from your Mac, follow these steps:
Step 1: Set Up Your Mac and TV
Make sure your Mac and your AirPlay-supported TV are on the same Wi-Fi network. Also, go to System Preferences, click on Displays, turn on AirPlay Display, and check the “Show mirroring in the Menu bar when available” box.
Step 2: Get VLC on Your Mac
Download and install VLC Media Player on your Mac from their official website.
Step 3: Open VLC
Launch VLC Media Player.
Step 4: AirPlay It
Click the AirPlay or Screen Mirroring icon from the Control Center.
Step 5: Choose Your TV
Select your TV from the list of available devices.
Step 6: Sort Out the Audio
Go to the VLC menu bar, click on the Audio tab, and choose “Audio Device” and then “Mark AirPlay.”
Step 7: Go Fullscreen
Now, click on the Video menu and select “Fullscreen.”
Step 8: Enjoy on Your TV
You can now watch what’s playing on VLC on your TV.
Step 9: All Done
To stop casting, tap the AirPlay icon and unselect your TV. Enjoy your videos!
How Can I AirPlay VLC from My iPhone or iPad to My Android TV?
Great! If you want to share your iPhone or iPad screen with an Android TV, here’s how:
Step 1: Get Connected
Make sure your iPhone/iPad and Android TV are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 2: Open VLC on iPhone/iPad
Open the VLC media player on your iPhone or iPad and start playing the content you want to watch.
Step 3: Tap the Cast Icon
While the content is playing, tap the Cast icon and select “AirPlay or Bluetooth.”
Step 4: Pick Your Android TV
Choose your Android TV from the list of available devices.
Step 5: Enjoy on Android TV
Now, your content will start playing on your Android TV.
Step 6: Stop the Connection
To stop the connection, tap the Cast icon again and select your iPhone from the list of devices.
Want to AirPlay to a Samsung Smart TV?
You can use the same steps to AirPlay the VLC Player app to a Samsung Smart TV. Just make sure that AirPlay is enabled on your Samsung TV.
Can I AirPlay MKV Videos to Apple TV?
No, Apple TV doesn’t support MKV or AVI formats. But don’t worry, you can still watch them with AirPlay. Here’s what to do:
Step 1: Convert to a Playable Format
You’ll need to convert the MKV file to a format that Apple TV can handle. You can use apps like Subler, HandBrake, or Permute to do this.
Converting with HandBrake
Step 1: Get HandBrake
Visit the HandBrake website and install the app on your Mac.
Step 2: Open HandBrake
After installing HandBrake, open the app.
Step 3: Choose Your File
Click the “Source” button on the toolbar, then select “Open file” and find your MKV file.
Step 4: Select the Destination
Choose where you want to save the converted file.
Step 5: Start the Conversion
Click “Start” to begin the conversion process.
Once it’s done, you can use the previous method to AirPlay from your Mac to your Apple TV.
You Can Also AirPlay Netflix and YouTube
By following similar steps, you can AirPlay Netflix and YouTube videos from your Apple devices to your Apple TV or other compatible devices. Enjoy your favorite shows and videos!