VLC Player is our favorite offline entertainment media storage and player app. It takes practically any video/audio file format you throw at it and makes it playable on your iPhone. The easiest way to get files into VLC is by plugging your iPhone into your computer and dragging the files into the app via iTunes. VLC also talks to online storage sites, so you can grab your files from there. Once on your iPhone or iPad, you have a beautifully displayed library to browse. You’ll also now be able to browse your library from your Apple Watch. Play a video and you’ll be able to remotely control the playback from your Watch. It’s a nice additional feature for an already awesome app. I personally use VLC whenever I know I’ll watch movies when I don’t have an internet connection, such as on an airplane flight or subway. You can also hook your iPhone or iPad up to any HDTV and watch movies stored in VLC. You’ll just need an HDMI cable and this adapter from Apple.
VLC Player is just one of our favorite entertainment apps for iPhone and iPad. We’ve collected all of our favorites here. And if you’d like to see more of our top app selections in different categories, just head on over to our Best Apps Series.
Here are a couple of our other picks of the best entertainment apps for iPhone and iPad: