VLC Video Player Adds Chromecast, HDR, 360-Degree Video
VideoLAN this week updated its open-source VLC media player with a significant number of new features. VLC version 3.0 adds support for Chromecast, which lets people push video from their handset to any device that can receive casted content. Other additions include support for 360-degree video and 3D sound playback, HDMI passthrough, HDR quality video, a handful of new codes, and much more. VLC 3.0 is available for a variety of mobile and desktop platforms, including Android and iOS. The app is free to download from the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store.
Facebook Messenger Lets Users Send HD Video and 360-Degree Photos
Facebook updated its Facebook Messenger app today with more media-sharing powers. The latest version of Messenger can be used to share 720p high definition video with others.
Google's Chromecast Ultra Supports HDR and 4K Video
Google today revealed the Chromecast Ultra, a new version of its home video HDMI dongle. Like last year's Chromecast, the Cromecast Ultra plugs directly into the HDMI port of television sets and allows people to cast content from their smartphones and tablets to their TVs.
Twitter Debuts Live 360-Degree Videos
Twitter and Periscope plan to let broadcasters push live 360-degree video to followers on the two social networks. Twitter sees the real-time, 360-degree video as yet another way for people to interact with personalities and publishers.
Milk VR App Offers 360-Degree Content without a Headset
Samsung has released an app for its Galaxy handsets, called Milk VR, that allows people to experience its library of 360-degree content without a virtual reality headset. The app lets Galaxy owners search for, download, and play 360-degree video content directly on their handset.