Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic Beaver”
Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial Xerus”
Open Ubuntu Software application.
Search for vlc and install it.
% sudo snap install vlc
VLC for Ubuntu and many other Linux distributions is packaged using snapcraft.
This allows us to distribute latest and greatest VLC versions directly to end
users, with security and critical bug fixes, full codec and optical media
If you wish to install the traditional deb package, it is available as usual via APT, with all security and critical bug fixes. However, there will be no major VLC version updates until the next Ubuntu release.