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    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 6.26.0 Yes FreeWheel Ad Manager 6.26.0
    Google IMA Yes IMA 3.19.4 Yes IMA 3.12.1 Yes (SDK 6.7.0+) IMA 4.3.2
    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+)   Yes (SDK 6.0.4+)  
    Analytics Omniture Yes Adobe Video Library 4.11.0 Video Heartbeat 2.0.0 Yes Adobe Marketing Cloud 4.14.1 Video Heartbeat 2.0.1    
    Video Cloud Analytics Yes   Yes   Yes  
    Captions Sidecar WebVTT / TTML, 608 / 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 2.9.3 Yes (SDK 6.4.0+) Google Cast 4.5.0    
    DRM FairPlay     Yes   Yes  
    Widevine Modular Yes          
    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  


    • [1] Support for ExoPlayer 1 has been removed from the Native SDK for Android. If you haven't already done so, please migrate to the ExoPlayer 2 Framework.
    • [2] Requires Dynamic Delivery
    • [3] Limitations for Chromecast with Native SDK for Android
    • [4] The OnceUX plugin is deprecated. Brightcove recommends using the SSAI plugin.

    Page last updated on 29 Sep 2020