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    Localization with the Brightcove Native SDKs

    In this topic, you will learn about localizing the player with the Brightcove Native SDKs.


    By default, the Brightcove Native SDKs use English for player controls, including caption selection and advertising messages such as "Skip Ad", “Learn More” and "Ad 1 of 3". You can localize the player controls in other languages, as described in this document.

    Text for some languages, such as Arabic, are read from right-to-left (RTL).


    The Native SDK for Android version 6.15.1 and later supports localizing the player in the following language:

    • Arabic (ar)

    Currently, the Native SDK only supports the left-to-right (LTR) layout for playback and ad controls.

    Working with IMA Ads

    If you are working with IMA advertising, be aware that the IMA SDK does not localize text automatically. Therefore, you must set it manually.

    1. First, find the current language of the device:

    2. Then, set the language when initializing the GoogleIMAComponent:

      ImaSdkSettings settings = ImaSdkFactory.getInstance().createImaSdkSettings();
      googleIMAComponent = new GoogleIMAComponent(


    The Native SDK for iOS version 6.7.4 and later supports localizing the player in the following languages:

    • Arabic (ar)
    • French (fr)
    • German (de)
    • Japanese (ja)
    • Korean (ko)
    • Spanish (es)

    The built-in playback and ad controls follow a modern RTL layout, with the progress bar moving from LTR.

    Working with IMA Ads

    The Native SDK for iOS currently does not support Arabic with IMA advertising.

    Page last updated on 28 Sep 2020