VLC bans Huawei phones from downloading its app after users started leaving bad reviews
Company blames Huawei devices’ “ridiculous” policy of killing background apps
VLC -- a popular free and open-source media player -- will no longer be available for download on new Huawei devices, after the company behind the popular software blacklisted their phones.
And while those consumers seemed to blame VLC -- VideoLAN said it was actually the Chinese smartphone maker’s “ridiculous policy of killing all background apps” that was at fault.
Those looking for a workaround are in luck: VLC can still be downloaded directly from the VideoLAN site.
And given the reaction on social media, it’s also possible Huawei might release an update to solve the issue.