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Swift 4.2 Build Status CocoaPods CocoaPods

ModernAVPlayer is a persistence AVPlayer wrapper

++ Cool features ++

  • Get 9 nice and relevant player states (playing, buffering, loading, loaded...)
  • Persistence player to resume playback after bad network connection even in background mode (bug from version 1.5.1)
  • Manage headphone interactions, call & siri interruptions, now playing informations
  • Add your own plug-in to manage tracking, events...
  • RxSwift compatible
  • Loop mode
  • Log available by domain

Known issue

From version 1.5.1, resume playback from background mode failed. If you have any suggestion, please help.

Use of mixWithOther AVAudiosession CategoryOptions is not a solution.



  • iOS 10.0+
  • tvOS 10.0+

In order to support background mode, append the following to your Info.plist:



Swift Package Manager

Supported version: swift-tools-version:5.0

// Package.swift

import PackageDescription

let package = Package(
    name: "Sample",
    dependencies: [
        .package(url: "", from: "X.X.X")
    targets: [
        .target(name: "Sample", dependencies: ["ModernAVPlayer"])


CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Cocoa projects. You can install it with the following command:

$ gem install cocoapods

CocoaPods 1.3+ is required to build ModernAVPlayer.

To integrate ModernAVPlayer into your Xcode project using CocoaPods, specify it in your Podfile:

source ''
platform :ios, '10.0'

target '<Your Target Name>' do
    pod 'ModernAVPlayer'

Then, run the following command:

$ pod install

Getting started

Create media from URL

let media = ModernAVPlayerMedia(url: URL, type: MediaType)

Create media from AVPlayerItem

let media = ModernAVPlayerMediaItem(item: AVPlayerItem, type: MediaType, metadata: PlayerMediaMetadata)

Instanciate the wrapper

let player = ModernAVPlayer()

Load and play the media

player.load(media: media, autostart: true)

Track on repeat

player.loopMode = true
↓ State / Command → loadMedia play pause stop seek
Init O X O O X
Loading O X O O X
Loaded O O O O O
Buffering O X O O O
Playing O X O O O
Paused O O X O O
Stopped O O O X O
WaitingNetwork O X O O X
Failed O O X X X


Custom configuration

All player configuration are available from PlayerConfiguration protocol.
A default implementation ModernAVPlayerConfiguration is provided with documentation

Remote command

If using default configuration file ( swift useDefaultRemoteCommand = true), ModernAVPlayer use automatically all commands created by ModernAVPlayerRemoteCommandFactory class Documention available in ModernAVPlayerRemoteCommandFactory.swift file

Custom command

Use your own PlayerConfiguration implementation with

useDefaultRemoteCommand = false

Create an array of commands conforming to ModernAVPlayerRemoteCommand protocol.

let player = ModernAVPlayer(config: YourConfigImplementation())
let commands: [ModernAVPlayerRemoteCommand] = YourRemoteCommandFactory.commands
player.remoteCommands = commands

You can use existing commands from public ModernAVPlayerRemoteCommandFactory class.


Use PlayerPlugin protocol to create your own plugin system, like tracking Plugin.


Instead of using delegate pattern, you can use rx to bind player attributes.


Use pod 'ModernAVPlayer/RxSwift' in the Podfile


let player = ModernAVPlayer()
let state: Observable<ModernAVPlayer.State> = player.rx.state


  • If you found a bug, make a pull request using Simple Audio template in the example section to demonstrate.
  • If you have a feature request, open an issue.
  • If you want to contribute, submit a pull request.