VLC for Mobile is a port of the free VLC media player to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
It can play all your movies, shows and music in most formats directly without conversion.
It allows file synchronization with Dropbox, GDrive, OneDrive, Box, iCloud Drive, iTunes, direct downloads and through WiFi sharing as well as streaming from SMB, FTP, UPnP/DLNA media servers and the web.
VLC offers support for advanced subtitles including full SSA compatibility, multi-track audio, and playback speed control.

VLC for Mobile is completely free and open source.

What's New

Version 3.0.3

· Hitting play after backgrounding VLC is finally fixed
· Opening a txt file on won't jump into VLC anymore (we obviously still support this subtitle format)
· Instead of a black screen, when opening certain HEVC files, we now have a playing video
· Fixes an issue were users were prompted to enter a passcode without ever setting one
· We also fixed multiple crashes
· Scrubbing in the lock screen was added

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

downloads stopped working after last iOS update, flawless before that


This app has been a Godsend, plays anything, I’ve been using the desktop version for years so using this on my iPhone was a no brainer.

The download/media library has stopped working as of the last iOS update. Used to work flawlessly but now when i download videos from my NAS, they do no appear in my media library once completed. I can tell the downloads completed because the iPhone reports VLCs file system usage increased by the same amount as the downloaded file(s). Streaming from my NAS does work perfectly however. Just stuck with an empty media library now.

Issue seen on an iPhone 6 plus. Uninstalling and reinstalling the app did not help.

Absolutely wonderful


I tried using the VLC iOS app back on my iPod Touch 2nd Generation and at that time (2010-ish), I hated it because it was just so unwieldy and subtitles didn’t work well. Thus I switched to AV Player and never looked back... until now - I installed out of curiosity and man have things changed - the interface is punchy, love that my library (with its naming convention already optimized for Plex) can be tossed in and organized automatically, subs work wonderfully - I love it thus far. I’m docking a point for the fact that there is not optimization for iPhone X, but once that’s done I will absolutely give this 5/5 stars.

Updated review: app updated for iPhone X - 5 stars

Audio Sync Issues


I really like this app and think it's a far cry from Apple's own horrendous video app.

That being said, I have constant issues with audio syncing and the interface is very difficult to manage, especially, when doing something active like walking a treadmill. Please, give us a way to enter the offset digitally rather than dragging a touchy slider and, if at all possible, figure out a way to retain that offset from one video to the next in the same folder since, for some reason, the offset seems to reset to 0 even though the slider shows it retains. Best solution, at that point, is to quit the app so as to start fresh. This has been going on for several versions.

I'm also a bit disappointed that VLC doesn't have a place to provide this kind of feedback so I hope they read their reviews.


106.7 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Belarusian, Bosnian, Cambodian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Faeroese, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Malay, Marathi, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Singhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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