How to Create React Native Video Player using Expo?




How to Create React Native Video Player using Expo?

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This post will give you example of how to create react native video player using expo. if you have question about how to play video with react native and expo then I will give simple example with solution. We will use how to add play video in react native expo application. This article goes in detailed on how to pause and play video in react native using expo. Alright, let’s dive into the steps.

Let's start following example:

Step 1: Download Project

In the first step run the following command to create a project.

expo init ExampleApp

Step 2: Install and Setup

First of all you have to install expo-av package.

expo install expo-av

Step 3: App.js

In this step, You will open the App.js file and put the code.

import * as React from 'react';

import { View, StyleSheet, StatusBar } from 'react-native';

import { Video } from 'expo-av';

const App = () => {

const video = React.useRef(null);

const [status, setStatus] = React.useState({});

return (

<View style={styles.container}>

<View style={styles.videoContainer}>





uri: '',





onPlaybackStatusUpdate={status => setStatus(() => status)}



<StatusBar />




const styles = StyleSheet.create({

container: {

flex: 1,

justifyContent: 'center',

backgroundColor: '#FFF',

padding: 10,


video: {

alignSelf: 'center',

width: '100%',

height: 400,


buttons: {

flexDirection: 'row',

justifyContent: 'center',

alignItems: 'center',


videoContainer: {

shadowColor: '#000',

shadowOffset: {

width: 0,

height: 1


shadowOpacity: 0.8,

shadowRadius: 2,

elevation: 2,

padding: 15,



export default App;

Run Project

In the last step run your project using the below command.

expo start

You can QR code scan in Expo Go Application on mobile.

Output :

It will help you...

#React Native