VideoLAN lead developer Jean-Baptiste Kempf confirmed it on his blog today:
Oh, and one more thing… we started to prepare VLC for tvOS.
The only deatails he gave is that “some code to build VLCKit for the new tvOS was merged” and that the video playback is already working on tvOS 9.0 beta (image above).
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It is available on Macs and iOS devices.
The new Apple TV will be available at the end of October starting at $149 for a 32GB model and $199 for a 64GB model.
More on the 4th gen. Apple TV:
- tvOS not coming to Apple TV 2 and Apple TV 3
- How Apple is fixing what’s wrong with console gaming today
- Guitar Hero, Skylanders, and Geometry Wars coming to the new Apple TV this fall