How to Install & Use VLC Media Player on Chromebook ?

VLC Media Player is one of the quite well-known faces in the realm of cross-media player software. Owing to its wide usage by different customers, now it is present in all kinds of devices you can think about, Android, iOS, laptops, Mac Book, and to your amazement even on Chromebook. Now you can stream any downloaded audio or video content on it and enjoy them with popcorn’s on your hands and dear ones near you. Unquestionably VLC is the best video player for Chromebook.

Our blog is focusing majorly on the installation of the VLC Media player in Chromebook. This version has all of the basic features that you would also find in the applications and identifies the file formats of MKV, MP4, API to name a few.

VLC for Chromebook : Installation

Before beginning with this, please be very sure that your Google account is signed into Chrome for authentication of all of the requests. Then move on with the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome on your Chromebook.
  2. Go to the Chrome App store.
  3. In the search option at the top-left side, search for VLC Media player.
  4. Ensure that you select the option that shows the developer as VideoLAN.
  5. Click on the ‘Add to Chrome’ option present near it.
  6. A dialog box would pop up asking for the permissions that the application would ask. To confirm the same, click on the ‘Add app’.
  7. Based on this choice, the setup process would start in the background and within a few minutes, it would get installed.

Alternatively, if you want to go for the Android version of the VLC Media player with some add-on features, then voila! It can also be done. All you need to do is go for the following steps:

  1. Go to the Play Store in your Chromebook.
  2. Search for VLC Media player in the search bar.
  3. Click on the options result and then select the download option.

In the background, the process would get completed and thus you can use the Android version of the application.

Steps on using the VLC Media Player

Once the installation is done, it would be a cakewalk for you to run the application. Please go for the following steps then:

  1.  If you have installed it on the Chrome store, then either you can launch it directly from that page or go to App launcher and double click on the app option. Likewise, in the case of Android version installation, you can search for it from the menu.
  2. Click on the Media option in the top left.
  3. Select the file that you want to play, based on the location of its storage in the Chromebook, and then start enjoying it after it gets launched.

On a concluding note, you can see that you can enjoy both Chrome Store as well as Android versions of the application in your Chromebook. Select your requirement of the VLC Media player version and then go for the steps mentioned accordingly. Comment in case if you have any queries or open points.


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