How to Install VLC UWP App for Microsoft Store – guide 2023

In this guide, we will discover: How to Install VLC UWP App for Microsoft Store – guide 2023

VLC Media Player is a portable media player for all operating systems. It is a free and open-source cross-platform media player. And streaming media server written by the VideoLAN project. VLC media player supports virtually all video and audio formats, including subtitles, rare file formats, and streaming protocols.

VLC Media Player has its own native application called VLC UWP app if you have a touchscreen windows device or a windows phone. The VLC UWP is a version of the VLC media player created especially for hardware supporting the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) framework and optimized for touchscreen devices.

How to Install VLC UWP App for Microsoft Store

If you want to install VLC UWP on a Windows computer, follow the below steps. The interface is quite different in VLC UWP as it has modern design languages. Check out our guide on; how to install VLC on Windows 11 if you want to install the traditional VLC Media Player desktop application.

Note:- The VLC UWP from the Microsoft Store version of VLC Media Player may not have all the features that are available in the desktop version of VLC.

Step 1: Open the Microsoft Store application to download the VLC UWP app. For that, click on the search bar and search for the “Microsoft Store” app. Then click on it to open. Or, click the Microsoft Store icon on the taskbar to access the storefront.

Step 2: In the search bar at the top right corner of the Microsoft Store, search for “VLC UWP” and press Enter. On the search result, you will get two VLC options – VLC UWP and VLC Media Player. Here, select “VLC UWP” from the search results.

Downloading VLC UWP from Microsoft Store

Step 3: To install it, click the Install button. After that, wait for the installation process to complete.

Installing VLC UWP from Microsoft Store

Step 4: After the installation process is complete. Click on “Open” to launch the VLC. You can also open the VLC from the Windows search. For that, search VLC on the search bar option present in the taskbar. VLC UWP application will name VLC, not VLC Media Player. So, don’t get confused between VLC and VLC Media Player. 

VLC UWP App for Windows


That’s it; this is how you can install the VLC UWP app on Windows from Microsoft Store. You can also check our guide on; how to install VLC Media Player on Ubuntu Linux.

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