How To Update VLC Media Player In Your Windows PC

Every app you download on your Windows PC or laptop, needs to be updated frequently to the latest version releases. Same is the case with VLC Media Player. If you do not want to lose on its latest features or want it to crash, you would need to update it on a regular basis.

The VLC Media Player updates are released by the VideoLAN project that also offers bug fixes, and introduces security changes, apart from latest features. While it automatically informs you of any latest updates as you launch it, the updates don’t get installed automatically. Which means, you would need to check the updates on your own and even install them for uninterrupted and enhanced experience.

Let’s see how to update VLC Media Player to the latest version easily.

Solution: Using The Help Option


Step 1: Open VLC Media Player, click on the Help option on the top of the window and select Check for Updates.


Vlc Media Player Help Check For Updates


Step 2: It will now check for any available updates. Wait for it to complete.


Checking For Updates


Step 3: If any updates available, it will show a dialog box saying – A new version of VLC (3.0.10) is available. In the same dialog box, it asks you – Do you want to download it? Click on Yes to proceed with the download.


Click On Yes To Proceed With Download


Step 4: Wait for the download to complete.


Wait For Download To Complete


Step 5: In the next prompt, click on the Install button to proceed with the installation.


Click On Install


Step 6: In the VLC Media Player Setup wizard that appears, click on Next.


Vlc Media Player Setup Next


Step 7: In the next window, check on Upgrade VLC using previous settings (recommended) and press the Next button.


Check upgrade VlC Using Previous Settings (recommended) Next


Step 8: Wait for the installation to complete.


Wait For Installation To Complete


Step 9: The VLC Media Player installation is now complete. Click on the Finish button.


Installation Complete Finish


Step 10: The VLC Media Player restarts and you can now go to Help and click on About to check the latest version.


Help About Latest Version


You are done. It’s now updated to the latest version – 3.0.10 Vetinari.