The App Store on Apple TV is going to bring us really good stuff, like many apps that we’ve always wanted to have on TV, but that have never been available for Apple TV until now. I’m referring then, to players like Plex or VLC, which have been achieved by hacking the device, but never officially . Well, both developers have announced that they will release a version for tvOS, which is already in process.
They have barely had time to develop the apps , but VLC says they already have video playback . They’re in diapers, but they’ve made some progress. For those of you who don’t know VLC, it’s the most famous multi-platform player on the market, and it supports a lot of formats for both audio and video, including the ability to play content in streaming . VLC already exists for Apple TV-like devices, such as Amazon Fire TV, or even on OS X and iOS.
As for Plex, more of the same; there is a version in development for tvOS, but we don’t know more details about it . Thanks to the tvOS SDK that Apple makes available to developers, they can port their apps from OS X or iOS quite easily.
Plex today is also available on any platform, and also in media centers like the Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, or the Network Media Jukebox of the old Popcorn Hour. On Apple TV it was also available with jailbreak , but it will be now with tvOS that it will officially arrive for the first time . If you do not know Plex, it is a service to organize our multimedia library, giving us the possibility to watch it on TV or other devices by streaming , locally or remotely.