- You can install the VLC media player app directly on your Sony Smart TV (Android & Google OS)
- Android OS: Apps → Google Play Store → Search VLC → Install → Open.
- Google OS: Apps → Search VLC → Install → Open.
Video Lan Client, also known as VLC Media Player, is one of the best open-source media players, where you can play videos of any format. The VLC media player is compatible with all operating systems, like Windows, macOS, iOS/iPadOS, Android, Linux, Chrome OS, and more. If you are using smart TVs like Sony Smart TV (Android & Google OS), you can install the VLC media player application directly on it.
How to Get VLC on Sony Smart TV: Android OS
 Make sure to connect your Sony Smart TV to the WiFi network connection.
 Press Home on the remote to launch the home screen.
 Select Apps on the left.
 Further, select Google Play Store.
 Select the search icon and input VLC for Android using the on-screen keyboard.
 Choose the app from the search results.
 Select Install to download the app.
 After installing, select Open to launch the app.
 Next, select Allow to allow the app to access photos, media, and other files on your smart TV.
 Browse your favorite media content in different categories by choosing Video, Audio, Browsing, and Other options.
How to Get VLC on Sony Smart TV: Google OS
 Launch the home screen of your Sony Google TV.
 Once the home screen appears, navigate to the Apps menu.
 Under Apps, press the Down button twice to bring up the Search bar.
 Input VLC using the arrow keys on the on-screen keyboard and hit Search.
 After that, choose the app and select Install.
 Once installed, select Open and launch the app.
 Return to the home screen. The VLC will be available under For You section.
How to Cast VLC on Sony TV
You can screen mirror your video or audio contents from the VLC player on your PC to your Sony Smart TV.
 Connect your PC and Sony TV to the same WiFi network.
 Play any video on the VLC media player.
 Next, click the Playback option (top-right).
 From the drop-down, choose Renderer → Choose your Sony Smart TV (TV name changes based on your TV).
 Once selected, your VLC content will be cast on the Sony Smart TV.
 You can control and perform functions on Sony Smart TV using the remote or your PC.
No. Unfortunately, you can’t install the VLC media player on Roku, as there is no native app available on the OS.
Yes. You can enable Dolby Atmos on Sony Smart TV and get a better experience while watching the content.