VLC for iOS Returns to the App Store


VLC for iOS has made its way back into the App Store after silently disappearing last September. French site was the first to notice the comeback, which isn’t yet public, but limited to certain iOS users.

If you were one of lucky VLC users who downloaded the app while it was available – version 2.3.x or earlier – you now have the chance to upgrade or re-download the app if you have deleted it for some reason.

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Don’t search for VLC for iOS on the App Store – it isn’t yet official, and the link from the developers’ website doesn’t seem to work. What does bring you the latest-and-greatest version of VLC (vs. 2.4.1), however, is a search in the “purchased” in the App Store.

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As of writing this article, VLC only appears to users who have previously downloaded the app. I was able to download the latest version to my iPhone (I had it on my previous model), but upgrading to version 2.3 on my iPad was unsuccessful. However, deleting the app and then doing a search brought me the latest version on my tablet as well.


  • Flash

    Deleted for some reason? For the reason it keeps getting removed. Infuse is a much better app that can play mkv files even on 2nd gen iPad, where as VLC gave the “this file will not play on your iPad” on my 3rd gen ipad. Infuse is a great app with many more options available for file transfer.

  • Rio

    Removed from App Store doesn’t mean it’s removed from your device?

    Also in order to have similar features as VLC, including AirPlay, you need to dish out $12 to get infuse pro. Which is pretty darn steep imp.