VLC Android Can't Connect to SMB Share

How to fix VLC Android that unable to connect to Windows SMB share

So I want to use VLC on Android to play some video from SMB Share.

But somehow it doesn’t work at all. The folder appears empty, and it doesn’t prompt me for a username and password.

The built-in “Samsung My Files” file manager functions properly, indicating that the issue lies with VLC.

VLC Android
VLC Android

So, I searched online and found out that you need to enter username:password (change it with your username and password) in the Username field.

They should make it clear or at least make a separate Password field.

VLC SMB Solution
VLC SMB Solution

Once it’s done, I can finally browse and play my media collection on my SMB server.

Hope this tutorial helps you!