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Enhanced Media Playback for Android

The JW Player Android SDK is built on top of native player frameworks. This allows you to take advantage of the flexibility of the native OS, and extend it into a complete video experience with faster load times, a modern UI, and best-in-class monetization.

Beautiful experiences on every screen.
FEATURES
JW SDK
EXOPLAYER
ANDROID MEDIA PLAYER
HLS
MPEG-DASH
User-selectable Playback Quality
Partial
Native VAST 3.0
Google IMA
Playlists
Autostart
Chromecast
Variable Rate Playback

Supported Features

VIDEO & AUDIO FORMATS
MP4 / H.264 (Baseline, Main, High profiles)
WebM / VP8 & VP9
AAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Opus

Android 5.0 and later

STREAMING & PLAYBACK
HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) - VOD and live streams
MPEG-DASH
Progressive download MP4 videos (single- or multi-rate/resolution)
Playback of AES-encrypted HLS streams
Multiple audio tracks (MPEG-DASH)
Audio-only playback (AAC)
ID3 Timed Metadata
Local File playback
Playback of video resolutions from mobile to HD
Live DVR
Multiple audio tracks (HLS & MPEG-DASH)
Background audio support
Google Widevine decryption
Variable Rate Playback
PLAYER FEATURES
Playlists
Picture-in-Picture
Thumbnail preview
Fast forward and rewind buttons
Google Chromecast support
MONETIZATION & ADS
VAST 3.0

VAST 3.0

Google IMA

DFP, Adsense, VAST, VMAP

IMA DAI
ACCESSIBILITY
Out-of-band Captions (Sidecar) WebVTT, SRT, TTML (DFXP)
Multiple caption tracks
In-Band 608 Captions
HLS in-manifest captions

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Best Practice Apps

Demos and code examples to help you get started with the JW Player Android SDK.

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Developer Guide

Documentation on basic and advanced uses of the Android SDK, including setup, customization, and integrations.

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API References

A library of all Android SDK calls and responses.