VLC Player is easily one app that you should have irrespective of which device you are using. While VLC is known for constantly updating their app, the Android version of the open source media player was stuck in a limbo as it had not received any updates for the last six months. Today though, the app is receiving a major update that greatly enhances its functionality.

The new VLC 2.0 for Android brings with it the ability to view content from websites instead of using the stock video player of your device. It also adds support for DLNA/UPnP, Windows Share, FTP, SFTP, and NFS protocols, so you can easily and directly play your media stored on network drives easily through it as well. It also brings about a playlist feature, support for pop-up windows, multi-view and support for the Android N runtime.

One unique new feature added to VLC with this update is the option to download subtitles. You no longer have to worry if you can play that obscure, romantic French movie and view the subtitles at the same time.

Another feature that has made a resurgence on the new VLC player is being able to see your viewing history. Lastly, VLC player now reduces the number of app permissions required and focuses on managing just one aspect of your device, the media library. Which is your default media player for Android? VLC or something else? Drop in a comment and let us know! Download: VLC for Android