Easy Tutorial step by step with free source code: play YouTube video using YouTube Android Player API in Android Studio version 1.5.1.
Learn how to download and import YouTube Android Player API and how to Register your app using YouTube Android Player API and obtain API Key.
Create new project with Application name: Play YouTube Video; Minimum SDK: API 10 – Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread).

Download YouTube Android Player API: https://developers.google.com/youtube/android/player/downloads/
Copy YouTubeAndroidPlayerApi.jar file to /libs folder in your project.
Add YouTubeAndroidPlayerApi.jar library in your project (e.g. C:\Users\Your-User-Name\AndroidStudioProjects\PlayYouTubeVideo\app\libs\YouTubeAndroidPlayerApi.jar).

In manifest->AndroidManifest.xml write the code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
package="com.app.toyo.playyoutubevideo">
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
<application
android:allowBackup="true"
android:icon="@mipmap/ic_launcher"
android:label="@string/app_name"
android:supportsRtl="true"
android:theme="@style/AppTheme">
<activity android:name=".MainActivity">
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
</intent-filter>
</activity>
</application>
</manifest>

In app->res->layout->activity_main.xml write the code:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
android:paddingBottom="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
android:paddingLeft="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
android:paddingRight="@dimen/activity_horizontal_margin"
android:paddingTop="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin"
tools:context="com.app.toyo.playyoutubevideo.MainActivity">
<com.google.android.youtube.player.YouTubePlayerView
android:id="@+id/youtube_player"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="wrap_content"
android:background="#fff"/>
</RelativeLayout>

In app->java->MainActivity.java write the code:

package com.app.toyo.playyoutubevideo;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.widget.Toast;
import com.google.android.youtube.player.YouTubeBaseActivity;
import com.google.android.youtube.player.YouTubeInitializationResult;
import com.google.android.youtube.player.YouTubePlayer;
import com.google.android.youtube.player.YouTubePlayer.ErrorReason;
import com.google.android.youtube.player.YouTubePlayer.PlaybackEventListener;
import com.google.android.youtube.player.YouTubePlayer.PlayerStateChangeListener;
import com.google.android.youtube.player.YouTubePlayer.Provider;
import com.google.android.youtube.player.YouTubePlayerView;
public class MainActivity extends YouTubeBaseActivity implements YouTubePlayer.OnInitializedListener {
public static final String API_KEY = "YOUR API KEY";
public static final String VIDEO_ID = "YOUR VIDEO ID";
@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
/** Initializing YouTube Player View **/
YouTubePlayerView youTubePlayerView = (YouTubePlayerView) findViewById(R.id.youtube_player);
youTubePlayerView.initialize(API_KEY, this);
}
@Override
public void onInitializationFailure(Provider provider, YouTubeInitializationResult result) {
Toast.makeText(this, "Failured to Initialize!", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
}
@Override
public void onInitializationSuccess(Provider provider, YouTubePlayer player, boolean wasRestored) {
/** add listeners to YouTubePlayer instance **/
player.setPlayerStateChangeListener(playerStateChangeListener);
player.setPlaybackEventListener(playbackEventListener);
/** Start buffering **/
if (!wasRestored) {
player.cueVideo(VIDEO_ID);
}
}
private PlaybackEventListener playbackEventListener = new PlaybackEventListener() {
@Override
public void onBuffering(boolean arg0) {
}
@Override
public void onPaused() {
}
@Override
public void onPlaying() {
}
@Override
public void onSeekTo(int arg0) {
}
@Override
public void onStopped() {
}
};
private PlayerStateChangeListener playerStateChangeListener = new PlayerStateChangeListener() {
@Override
public void onAdStarted() {
}
@Override
public void onError(ErrorReason arg0) {
}
@Override
public void onLoaded(String arg0) {
}
@Override
public void onLoading() {
}
@Override
public void onVideoEnded() {
}
@Override
public void onVideoStarted() {
}
};
}

Obtain your API Key from Google APIs: https://code.google.com/apis/console (e.g. AIzaSyCe6tORd9Ch4lx-9Ku5SQ476uS9OtZYsWA) – see video tutorial from below.

Get your Playlist ID from YouTube (e.g. b1cyu33SNL8) – see video tutorial from below.

Run app in mobile device and watch video from YouTube in format portrait, landscape and full screen.

Follow Video Tutorial How to Play YouTube VIDEO:

Emulator can’t play YouTube videos, because YouTube have different formats (avi, mp4, mov, wmv etc) than emulator which supports only 3gp videos.

Download free YouTubeVideo.apk application from here and install it on your mobile device to see how it works.

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Congratulations for your tutorial but in this example you are not using a fragment. You are using a simple activity. I am developing an app and I would like to thank you to indicate me to see your vídeo but I did like you in my fragment and appear this error below. How can I solve this problem? Please I need help.
E/AndroidRuntime: FATAL EXCEPTION: main

android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #11: Error inflating class com.google.android.youtube.player.YouTubePlayerView
at android.view.LayoutInflater.createView(LayoutInflater.java:640)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.createViewFromTag(LayoutInflater.java:750)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflate(LayoutInflater.java:813)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:511)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:415)
at VideoviewFragment_1.onCreateView(VideoviewFragment_1.java:60)
at android.support.v4.app.Fragment.performCreateView(Fragment.java:1974)
at android.support.v4.app.FragmentManagerImpl.moveToState(FragmentManager.java:1067)
at android.support.v4.app.FragmentManagerImpl.moveToState(FragmentManager.java:1252)
at android.support.v4.app.BackStackRecord.run(BackStackRecord.java:742)
at android.support.v4.app.FragmentManagerImpl.execPendingActions(FragmentManager.java:1617)
at android.support.v4.app.FragmentManagerImpl$1.run(FragmentManager.java:517)
at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:739)
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:95)
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:145)
at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:6946)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:372)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:1404)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:1199)
Caused by: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Native Method)
at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Constructor.java:288)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.createView(LayoutInflater.java:614)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.createViewFromTag(LayoutInflater.java:750)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflate(LayoutInflater.java:813)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:511)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:415)
at VideoviewFragment_1.onCreateView(VideoviewFragment_1.java:60)
at android.support.v4.app.Fragment.performCreateView(Fragment.java:1974)
at android.support.v4.app.FragmentManagerImpl.moveToState(FragmentManager.java:1067)
at android.support.v4.app.FragmentManagerImpl.moveToState(FragmentManager.java:1252)
at android.support.v4.app.BackStackRecord.run(BackStackRecord.java:742)
at android.support.v4.app.FragmentManagerImpl.execPendingActions(FragmentManager.java:1617)
at android.support.v4.app.FragmentManagerImpl$1.run(FragmentManager.java:517)
at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:739)
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:95)
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:145)
at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:6946)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:372)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:1404)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:1199)
Caused by: java.lang.IllegalStateException: A YouTubePlayerView can only be created with an Activity which extends YouTubeBaseActivity as its context.
at com.google.android.youtube.player.YouTubePlayerView.(Unknown Source)
at com.google.android.youtube.player.YouTubePlayerView.(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Native Method)
at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Constructor.java:288)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.createView(LayoutInflater.java:614)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.createViewFromTag(LayoutInflater.java:750)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflate(LayoutInflater.java:813)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:511)
at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:415)
at VideoviewFragment_1.onCreateView(VideoviewFragment_1.java:60)
at android.support.v4.app.Fragment.performCreateView(Fragment.java:1974)
at android.support.v4.app.FragmentManagerImpl.moveToState(FragmentManager.java:1067)
at android.support.v4.app.FragmentManagerImpl.moveToState(FragmentManager.java:1252)
at android.support.v4.app.BackStackRecord.run(BackStackRecord.java:742)
at android.support.v4.app.FragmentManagerImpl.execPendingActions(FragmentManager.java:1617)
at android.support.v4.app.FragmentManagerImpl$1.run(FragmentManager.java:517)
at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:739)
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:95)
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:145)
at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:6946)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:372)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:1404)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:1199)

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