“The Apple TV is a great networked media player, but it would be greater still if it supported more file types and played from more locations,” Jon L. Jacobi writes for TechHive. “By locations, I mean over the network from something other than an iTunes server, and — oh, I don’t know — an attached USB drive?”
Jacobi writes, “Well, there’s no help for the latter at the moment, despite the USB-C port on the latest model, but there is a viable and completely free alternative for playing a variety of media types over the network: VLC, or the VideoLan Player.”
“VLC is well known throughout the computing universe,” Jacobi writes. “On Apple TV it’s a welcome addition that obviates the need to pony up cash for anything on the rather abbreviated list of flawed products (Playable, OnePlayer, 8 Player, etc.) and Plex, which requires an account.”
Read more in the full review here.
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