The news broke out on December 21st 2012m on YouTube API blog. Here is the intoduction to the article:
Adding a high-quality video experience to your Android application just got a whole lot easier. Starting today, you can embed and play YouTube videos in your app using the new YouTube Android Player API.
The API, which was pre-announced at Google I/O 2012, offers these benefits:
- High-quality video playback supported on Android 2.2 (Froyo) or newer
- Easy integration with your Android application (no WebView required)
- Fullscreen and orientation change support
- Closed captions display
- Support for YouTube ads
- Programmatic access, similar to existing Player APIs, to most aspects of the YouTube video playback experience
- Integration with the Android YouTube app using a standard set of YouTube Intents
We are launching the API as experimental, though we do not expect major interface changes going forward.
Here are the links to learn about the API:
If you would like to learn more about the YouTube Android Player API, the documentation is a great place to start. In addition, we have curated useful videos in this playlist. Please subscribe to the YouTube for Developers’ channel to keep up on the latest.
Check Out The Sample Code
We’ve prepared several code examples to make it easy for you to get started with the new API. You will find them on code.google.com. The description of the examples is available in our documentation. If you need additional help with the API feel free to use our support resources.
YouTube Developers Live: YouTube Android Player API Overview