VLC media player banned in India: Big reasons why there is likely no ban.
The website of the cross-platform VLC media player banned in India by government. It is alleged that some Windows PCs are incompatible with the free portable streaming media player.
The website of the cross-platform VLC media player banned in India by government. It is alleged that some Windows PCs are incompatible with the free portable streaming media player. The government hasn’t made any official statements on this up to this point. The reported blockage is not new, incidentally. According to VideoLan, the parent company of VLC, the platform was outlawed in February 2022. They claim that they attempt to contact the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to find out why their website and app had been block but were unable in doing so.
Last week, VideoLan stated it had been banned in India in a series of tweets and asked Indian citizens for assistance in getting the restriction lifted.However, there are quite a few things that point towards the platform working fine. Here are all the arguments that allegedly support the VLC’s continued legal use in India.
Available on Google and Apple app stores
One, the VLC app can be download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. On devices using Reliance Jio, Vodafone, and Airtel mobile service, we were able to download the app. Following a government decree, Apple and Google immediately withdrew all other apps from their app stores that have been prohibite by the government since June 2020. One recent example is the prohibition of BGMI games.
Two, PC users who have previously downloaded the software can utilize it without any problems.
Running on Android TV
Android TVs have the VLC app installed and operational. Times of India Tech tested this on a few Android TVs, and all of them—including those using FireTV—performed flawlessly.
Listed on Microsoft app store on Windows.
It is still possible to download VLC from the Microsoft Store. Open the Microsoft Store and search for VLC if you are running Windows 10 or Windows 11.
Government ‘response’ on VLC ban
The Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) had requested further information about the website’s prohibition in a Right to Information application to the DoT. GoI MeitY received the application and stated, “No information is available ,” Additionally, ministry representatives have denied having “anything to do” with the restriction.