SMPlayer 18.9.0 Released with ‘Cast to Smartphone/tablet’ Support

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SMPlayer media player 18.9.0 was released today with YouTube fix and a new option. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04.

SMPlayer 18.9.0 adds “Cast to -> Smartphone/tablet” option in Play menu (Experimental).

smplayer-cast2smartphone

When you click the option, it pops up a dialog with a QR code that you can either scan to play the current video on your device, or open the given URL in your device’s media player.

smplayer-cast2device

How to Install SMPlayer 18.9.0 in Ubuntu:

The official SMPlayer PPA has made the new release packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and even Ubuntu 12.04.

1. Open terminal from application launcher. And run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

SMPlayer PPA

2. After that you are able to upgrade the media player via Software Updater:

upgrade smplayer

or install SMPlayer for the first time via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install smplayer smtube smplayer-themes smplayer-skins

Uninstall:

The PPA can be removed or disabled via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

To remove SMPlayer, either use system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove smplayer smtube smplayer-*

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.

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