Brightcove Native SDKs Feature Support

The table below lists the features supported by the Brightcove Native Player SDKs.


The Brightcove Native SDKs include Android, iOS and tvOS. They are built on the following frameworks:

Unless otherwise specified, a "Yes" in the table indicates that the feature is supported for all of the OS versions currently supported by the Native SDK. For a list of supported OS versions, see the following:

Feature support table

Category Feature Native SDK for Android Android / 3rd Party Platform Native SDK for iOS iOS / 3rd Party Platform Native SDK for tvOS tvOS / 3rd Party Platform
Advertising FreeWheel Yes FreeWheel Ad Manager 6.28.0 Yes FreeWheel Ad Manager 6.52.0 Yes FreeWheel Ad Manager 6.52.0
Google IMA Yes IMA 3.27.0 Yes IMA 3.18.1 Yes (SDK 6.7.0+) IMA 4.6.1
IMA Open Measurement Yes Yes OM 3.1.22
Pulse Video Advertising Yes (SDK 6.12.0+) Pulse SDK Yes (SDK 6.7.4+) Pulse Yes (SDK 6.7.4+) Pulse
Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI) [2] Yes (SDK 5.1.0+)   Yes (SDK 6.0.4+) VAST 4.1 AdVerification Yes (SDK 6.0.4+) VAST 4.1 AdVerification
Analytics Omniture Yes Adobe Video Library 4.11.0 Video Heartbeat 2.0.0 Yes Adobe Marketing Cloud 4.21.2 Video Heartbeat 2.3.0    
Video Cloud Analytics Yes   Yes   Yes  
Captions Sidecar WebVTT / TTML, 608-over-708 Yes   Yes   Yes  
Connected TV AirPlay     Yes (AirPlay 2)      
Google Chromecast [3] Yes (SDK 6.3.0+) Android- based TV, Fire TV ExoPlayer Cast Extension 2.17.1 Yes (SDK 6.4.0+) Google Cast 4.6.1    
DRM FairPlay     Yes   Yes  
Widevine Modular Yes          
Forensic Watermarking Yes (SDK 6.16.3+)   Yes (SDK 6.9.0+)   Yes (SDK 6.9.0+)  
Live IMA Preroll with Live SSAI [2] Yes (SDK 6.10.0+)   Yes (SDK 6.7.7+)   Yes (SDK 6.7.7+)  
Live/ Live DVR (DRM) Yes (SDK 6.11.0+)   Yes (SDK 6.5.0+)   Yes (SDK 6.5.0+)  
Live/ Live DVR (HLS) Yes   Yes   Yes  
Live/ Live DVR (HLS) with SSAI [2] Yes (SDK 6.9.0+)   Yes (SDK 6.5.0+)   Yes (SDK 6.5.0+)  
Other 360 Playback Yes   Yes      
Multiple Audio Tracks Yes   Yes   Yes  
Offline Playback Yes (SDK 5.0.3+) Android 5.0+ Yes (SDK 6.0.1+) iOS 10.0+, but 10.3+ recommended    
Picture-in-Picture Yes (SDK 6.1.0+) Android 8.0+ Yes (iPad)      
Video Formats DASH Yes          
DASH-CENC (DRM) Yes          
Encrypted HLS Yes   Yes   Yes  
HEVC Yes (SDK 6.13.1+)   Yes (SDK 6.7.4+)   Yes (SDK 6.7.4+)  
HLS v3 Yes   Yes   Yes  
HLS v4 Yes [2]   Yes   Yes  
HLS v5 Yes [2]   Yes   Yes  
HLS with FairPlay     Yes   Yes  
MP4 Yes   Yes   Yes