Apple removed the very helpful VLC Player from the App Store last month due to copyright infringement. So there wasn’t any way to download VLC Player for iPhone, unless you already had the app installed when it was released. Soon after, another VLC App was developed for download from the Cydia Store on a Jailbroken iOS device. Now what if you don’t want to Jailbreak your device, but still want to be able to watch all those movies on your hard drive? You can do so with the help of an app known as VLC Streamer.
Although it’s not an official VLC App, developed by Hobbyist Software, it’s as good as having the original VLC Player on your iOS device. VLC Streamer doesn’t require you to store any movies, videos or music on your device as it streams the movie over an active Wi-Fi connection. A really good option if you don’t like to load your iPhone or iPad with too many movies. To make this work you’ll need to download a desktop software from Hobbyist Software that helps create a network between your desktop and your iOS device to stream movies seamlessly. You can use VLC Streamer to watch movies in almost all the formats that VLC can play. The Desktop helper is a simple tool and installs itself, after that the VLC Streamer app will automatically connect to your desktop and you can start watching movies right away.
There are two versions of the VLC Streamer App, a Free version with ads and another one without ads that will cost you just $0.99 to download from the app store.