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JW Player SDK for Android - Best Practice Apps

In this repository you will find several tech demos that use the JW Player SDK for Android

Refer to the README in each subdirectory for specific usage instructions.

Sample Apps

  • ChromecastDemo - A simple implementation of our Chromecast module. Allows you to cast to any available Chromecast devices
  • DemoNativeControls - A barebones implementation of a native UI utilizing Android View elements
  • FullBackgroundAudio - A demo of how you can setup the player to allow for background audio playback
  • LocalAssetPlayback - Demonstrates the ability of the JW Player SDK to load locally stored assets. In the demo we utilize the built in Android Assets folder
  • RecyclerViewDemo - Shows you how to use the JWPlayerView within a RecyclerView, including mutually exclusive playback of the videos
  • listview-fullscreen - An older implementation on how you could use the JWPlayerView within a ListView
  • movable-player - A fun tech demo that uses Android's new Additive Animation libraries to smoothly drag a JWPlayerView around the screen
  • conviva-integration - An application with convivial analytics
  • notifications-demo - An example of how you can setup a native Android Notification to control background audio playback
  • FullscreenWithoutRotationDemo - An example of how you can setup JWPlayerView within a FullscreenHandler to control screen behavior avoiding the rotation
  • CustomFragmentUi - Demonstrates inflating a custom player view living inside a Fragment
  • CustomUi - Demonstrates replacing a UiGroup with a custom view
  • DrmDemo - A basic DRM implementation demo
  • GoogleDAIDemo - A basic DAI demo application
  • ImaAdCompanions - Demonstrates displaying companion ads from IMA
  • OfflineDelegate - Demo app using our offline delegate with DRM
  • OfflineDrmDemo - A basic demo app using our offline DRM
  • StylingDemo - Demo app displaying how to override JW styles

Usage instructions

In general the following usage instructions apply to most sample projects:

  • Clone this repository
  • Start up Android Studio choose Open an Existing Android Studio Project
  • Navigate to the location of the repository and select the root directory of the app you want to load.
  • Click OK
  • Update application to use your license key (use 1 option below).
    • set JWPLAYER_LICENSE_KEY as environment variable
    • overwrite BuildConfig.JWPLAYER_LICENSE_KEY with your license in the application's main acitivity
    • change in app-level build.gradle
  • Click Run

For more information about the JW Player SDK for Android, and how to use it, head over to our Developer Portal


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