How to Get VLC on Apple TV [Easy Ways]

VLC on Apple TV

VLC is a free and open-source multimedia player. It supports almost all video formats such as MKV, MP4, MOV, AVI, FLAC, and more. You can get a lot of attractive features in streaming settings like aspect-ratio adjustments, equalizer control, and bookmark control. It has an inbuilt subtitle search option and can download them online. VLC is compatible with many streaming apps for media player integration. Here, let’s see the steps to download and use VLC on Apple TV.

VLC Media Player is officially available on the App Store on Apple TV 4th generation or higher. For older versions, like Apple TV 2nd or 3rd Gen, you can cast or AirPlay the app as it is Chromecast compatible.

How to Install VLC on Apple TV

[1] Power on your Apple TV and connect it to a stable internet connection.

[2] Navigate to the App Store app on the home screen and open it.

 VLC on Apple TV- click App Store

[3] Using the virtual keyboard and remote, enter VLC in the search bar.

Search for VLC

[4] The suggestion list will appear. Choose the VLC app and click the Get button.

[5] Once installed, tap Open to launch the VLC player on your TV.

Alternate Way to Get VLC on Apple TV

[1] Under the same WiFi connection, connect your Apple TV and iPhone or iPad.

[2] Install the VLC from the App Store on your iOS device.

[3] Go to the Control Center on your iPhone and hit the Screen Mirroring icon.

Click Screen Mirroring icon

[4]  Choose your Apple TV from the list.

[5] Now, open the VLC on your iOS device, play any video. It will stream on your TV screen.

How to Use VLC Remote Playback on Apple TV

[1] Launch the VLC application.

[2] Go to Remote Playback and select the Enable Remote Playback option.

[3] You will get the local network address. Note down the code.

[4] Then, turn on your PC and connect it to the same WiFi connection where you have connected you’re Apple TV.

[5] Now, open the web browser and provide the network address shown on your Apple TV to open the VLC’s remote playback window.

[6] Drag and drop the file on your PC and stream it.

[7] It will appear on your Apple TV.


1. Does VLC work on Apple TV?

Yes. VLC works on all Apple TVs as it is available on the App Store for free.

2. Is the VLC player free?

Yes. VLC is completely free to download and use.