JW Player SDK for Android 1.1 Released

Today we are releasing our first major update to the JW Player SDK for Android. This release adds three important features:

  • Closed captions. Media presentations can be accompanied by closed captions in SRT format. This includes support for multi-language captions (i.e., enabling the user to select from a menu of available language tracks).
  • Content playlisting. The API now supports passing a list of media URLs to play in sequence as a playlist. Forward and back buttons can be included in the player UI to enable users to browse through the playlist items.
  • VAST <Wrapper>. The SDK’s VAST implementation supports redirects to third-party ad servers within VAST Ad tags.

In addition, if you are an Android SDK customer, you will now see an SDK download link in your JW Player Dashboard.

The 1.1 release also contains a number of bug fixes, so we encourage all customers to upgrade. Your feedback is welcome and encouraged as we continue to improve and enhance the JW Player SDK for Android with regular feature and performance updates!

John Luther,
SVP Product Strategy