Helper library for iOS developers looking to add YouTube video playback in their applications via the iframe player in a UIWebView
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To run the example project; clone the repo, and run pod install from the Project directory first. For a simple tutorial see this Google Developers article - Using the YouTube Helper Library to embed YouTube videos in your iOS application.



YouTube-Player-iOS-Helper is available through CocoaPods, to install it simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod "youtube-ios-player-helper", "~> 0.1.4"

After installing in your project and opening the workspace, to use the library:

  1. Drag a UIView the desired size of your player onto your Storyboard.
  2. Change the UIView's class in the Identity Inspector tab to YTPlayerView
  3. Import "YTPlayerView.h" in your ViewController.
  4. Add the following property to your ViewController's header file:
    @property(nonatomic, strong) IBOutlet YTPlayerView *playerView;
  1. Load the video into the player in your controller's code with the following code:
    [self.playerView loadWithVideoId:@"M7lc1UVf-VE"];
  1. Run your code!

See the sample project for more advanced uses, including passing additional player parameters and working with callbacks via YTPlayerViewDelegate.


Ikai Lan Ibrahim Ulukaya, Yoshifumi Yamaguchi,


YouTube-Player-iOS-Helper is available under the Apache 2.0 license. See the LICENSE file for more info.